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Macellum (Temple of Serapis)

Via Serapide, Pozzuoli, Italy
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Pozzuoli is billed in travel books as being a town filled with archaeological sites. When one arrives in Pozzuoli one is greeted with litter, bad signage, and several easy-to-find archaeological sites which are overgrown with weeds and covered in trash. I never made it to the top archilogical site (the Flavian Amphitheater) because of bad signage and general disgust with the city. The street address above marks roughly the center point of the city.
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“roman ruins” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely bit of history right near the port. When we visited in early September there was only one other couple looking and photographing this interesting site. And very nice places to eat all gside it.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to have lunch or even better dinner in one of the cafes around it. You can also see the effect of bradyseism common to the surrounding area.

Thank J S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I have seen a lot of Roman ruins over the years, and while nice enough these are nothing I would ever go out of my way to see. Temple or marketplace, this is a relatively small site which is worth spending ten minutes viewing if...More

Thank Wolverine73
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Very relaxing and some really good places to eat beside it. So you can get a amazing Neapolitan Pizza and enjoy a great view of history. It was well preserved underwater and even now that its been drained the ruins are still in...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's a significant and beautiful archeologic site that serves as a term of measuring how active is Solfatara Volcano. It has been ascending and descending influenced by the gases accumulated inside the caldera and are register of those columns was under water for some time...More

Thank Haylton M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

You can see this from the road around it is quite impressive. In a totally unexpected place. Not much info though.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The great thing about Italy is that very old and new sit side by side. And so, the Marcellum ruins are set down in a piazza of long ago, the the bustle and colour of Pozzuoli buzzing around them. If you are keen on the...More

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 28 July 2016

In the centre of town , next to café and roads. Great example of Roman ruins. You can have lunch + drinks right next to it.

Thank neko201
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a Roman Market place built, 1st century AD. It was incorrectly thought to be a temple, when excavations in 1750 found a statue of the Egyptian god Serapis. The Marcellum, (market), would have been two stories high and surrounded by an arcade of...More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 18 June 2016

It´s near the train station ( Pozzuoli - Naples), so either way why not get off for a while and see this place. it´s interesting because this place was once underwater and nowadays is back to the surface but all this took many centuries due...More

Thank Ricardo R
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