We will follow the footsteps of the great travellers of the past to retrace the places of this burning land, chosen by the Greeks and Romans for the enchantment of nature. We will amaze you with the interweaving of history, archaeology, myths and legends that for centuries have fascinated poets and storytellers. We will take you to the places linked to the myth of Hercules, who from here returned from one of the 12 labours; of Hades, who, beyond the lake of Avernus, reigned over the world of the dead; of Vulcan, who had his home in the Solfatara; of Daedalus, who landed on the Acropolis of Cuma fleeing the labyrinth of Crete; of Apollo, whose priestess, the Sibilla Cumana, prophesied to Aeneas the greatness of Rome.
Leaving from Cuma, mother of the West, to whom we owe the foundation of Palepolis on the hill of Monte Echia. We then reach the spectacular Roman cistern, the final destination of the Augustan aqueduct. We will admire unique finds and breathtaking views from the Aragonese Castle of Baia which houses the Museum Phlegraean Fields. Then lunch break is going to be in a suitable location. Finally we will visit the Amphitheater that the citizens of the ancient Puteoli built at their own expense.
La Terra dei Miti is waiting for you to follow the traces of Aeneas, the Trojan hero who landed in Cumae in search of his destiny. Here he met the Sybil, prophetess of Apollo, who led him to the gates of the underworld, here on the shores of Lake Avernus. We will visit the places linked to the myths of Apollo, Daedalus and Icarus, where the Greeks stopped for the enchantment of the landscapes, the Romans to build the Empire and the travellers of the Grand Tour to retrace their traces.
We will follow the long journey of water, starting from distant sources to reach an "underground cathedral", the largest Roman cistern in Italy. Then visit the majestic Baths of Baia, where the water welcomed the Romans for the wellbeing of body and mind and Lake Miseno, home of the imperial fleet that rescued some of the inhabitants of Pompei during the eruption of Vesuvius.