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The Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples Sights

Baiasommersa

Updated 12/12/2013

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From the small modern-day port of Baia you can board a boat with glass panels on its lower deck and view part of the città sommersa, the underwater city of ancient Baia. The guided tour—usually in Italian, but given in English if arranged well in advance—lasts about 75 minutes and is best undertaken in calm conditions, when you can get good glimpses of Roman columns, roads, villa walls, and mosaics. Peer through fish-flecked plexiglas at statues of Octavia

Claudia (Claudius's sister) and of Ulysses, his outstretched arms and mollusk-eaten head once a part of the nymphaeum since sunk into the deeps after an outbreak of so-called bradyseism. (Actually these statues are replicas. The originals are up the hill in the Castle museum.)

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Sight Information

Phone:

/3208350145

Sight Details:

  • €10
  • Sat. at noon and 3, Sun. at 10, noon, and 3

Updated 12/12/2013

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