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Macellum (Temple of Serapis): Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

Interesting site. Read up on it before you go. You can't walk through the ruins but you can view whole site from above

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Snoopydoopydoo
Reviewed 27 July 2019

A beautiful site by the sea. Thought to be a temple but actually market place. At night it is alight in different colours. The only thing is you can not walk around, only seen from the railings.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JaneRB
Reviewed 25 June 2019

but you need a good guide book to explain why as there are no guides or signs on site as it just sits in the centre of town. However, if you have done your homework there is lots to see from many different standpoints

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jeremyd141
Reviewed 2 June 2019

Easy to find and close to the harbour, you look down on this site and have a good view of it. It is certainly interesting and full of detail. It's a shame they don't let you walk through it. It is free to view. It...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Thoughtful100
Reviewed 22 March 2019

The Macellum is in the middle of very busy Pozzuoli and could be easily missed. It is a very attractive and can be viewed from every angle from the surrounding streets. It is not possible to go into the Temple though. Parking nearby is very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank davemenaul69
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Fascinating-looking place, right near the ferry terminal: apparently not a temple at all but was in fact a Roman market complex. (2000 years later still somewhat more elegant than the present-day market a stone's throw away!) The reason it is not publically accessible, presumably, is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The best description of the place is in the Napoli Unplugged book, there is a small placard that I think is only in Italian on site. You can't access the actual ruins, and there's often water in them thanks to Bradyism. Nice place to look...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 196shantis
Reviewed 13 May 2018

How lovely to see the temple and all the structures around it. I don't know if you can walk down among the ruins but from above you can get a very good feel about this place. There was very little water on the day we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RenateV169
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We had downloaded information on the place before visiting, which was well as there was nothing on site. The site is well preserved and presented though sadly not accessible. However, there are excellent viewing spots around. The relationship of the site to the bradyseism affecting...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Alan1fromOz
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Deliberately left this to last before walking back to the Metropolitana station.Glad I did. Having explored the wonderful amphitheatre then a brilliant tour of Rione Terra and a lovely walk through the old town and down to the port, I was expecting slightly more. This...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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