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Once upon a time the ancient city of Baiae (Baia) was the hedonistic escape for the elite members of the ancient Roman empire. Built on the edge of the supervolcano Campi Flegrei (Phlegraean Fields), the resort town of Baiae was created to take advantage of the thermal hot springs on one side and the incredible Gulf of Pozzuoli on the…

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Local Legends of Naples: The Blood Miracle of San Gerrano Italians are a superstitious lot… and the Neapolitans are certainly no exception! A perfect example is the Blood Miracle of San Gennaro.Januarius I of Benevento was the bishop of Benevento who had travelled to Pozzuoli during a period when Christians were being persecuted by Roman Emperor Diocletian in 305AD. While…

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