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Baia: The Castle, Museum and Archaeological Sites - Paola Miniero

Electa Napoli, 2003, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “For the Romans Baia was a unique seaside resort, and there are still plenty of remains from those heady times to be seen. It possessed the most renowned spa waters of antiquity, and aristocrats and emperors had sumptuous villas built along the coast to take advantage of them. A visitor to the Archaeological and Monumental Parks on the hillside can wander through the complex of the Imperial Palace and the remains of a villa probably built for Julius Caesar. The Castle contains the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields, featuring the larger than life sculptural ensembles of the Sacellum of the Vugustals and the Nymphaeum lying off Punta Epitaffio, with its precious statues commissioned by the Emperor Claudius. This guide goes on to cover the territory of Baia, with the impressive remains of Roman baths and reservoirs — the so-called Temples of Mercury, Venus and Diana, the “Cento camerelle”, the “Piscina Mirahile”, and the naval port, theatre and monumental tombs at Misenuin.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". In the Quick Guide series. 85 pages.
£6.50

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