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Pozzuoli is a city located in the Italian region of Campania and is the main city of the Phlegeran peninsula. This city was known as a Greek colony, Dicaearchia in 194BC, and took the Latin name Puteoli later to refer to the many hot springs found in the locality. Exploring Pozzuoli is simple with car rental, which can be booked in advance here today. Compare prices from over fifty leading car hire providers to find the cheapest available cars.
There are quite a few sights in Pozzuoli worth visiting like the Macellum, the city's symbol. It is also referred to as the Temple of Serapis, where its name is derived from the god Serapis's statue in 1750. There are three majestic cipolin marble columns in this structure.
The Amphitheatrum Flavium of Pozzuoli is the third largest in Italy after the Colosseum and Capuan amphitheatre. It was designed by the architects of the Colosseum during Titus's and Vespasianus's reign. Next is the sanctuary of San Gennaro where you can witness the miracle of the liquefaction of the saint's blood.
The Solfatara of Pozzuoli is a part of Campi Flegrei volcanic area. This dormant volcano emits jets of steam and sulphurous fumes and was formed 4,000 years ago where its last eruption was in 1198. The many fumaroles and mud pools found here makes this a popular tourist attraction.
Lake Lucrino was originally a popular place to travel, especially during Roman times. It is also the home of a dolphin making friends with a child in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis historia. This tale is also considered to be the first Urban legend of mankind.
Car hire is the most popular form of transport in and around Pozzuoli. We highly advise anyone wishing to book car hire as their form of transport for their trip to book in advance. Prices are far more expensive leaving to the last minute and booking on arrival.
Naples Airport is the closest international Airport to Pozzuoli, only 18 minutes drive east along the A56. Car hire is also available here and should also be booked in advance to reduce queues at the airport.