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Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta

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Discesa Gaiola, 80123, Naples, Italy
+39 081 240 3235
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The Gaiola Underwater Park is a Marine Protected Area established in 2002 along the Posillipo coast, in the northwestern Gulf of Naples. The Park owes its singularity to the fusion of volcanological, biological and archaeological aspects inserted in one of the most attractive coastal landscape in the Gulf. Many ancient roman remains (I Century b.C.) lie underwater because of a geological phenomenon (bradyseism). It’s possible to visit it by glass-bottom boat, snorkeling and diving tours.
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Discesa Gaiola, 80123, Naples, Italy
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"roman ruins"
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"glass bottom boat"
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were booked for a trip on the glass bottom boat to see the remains of the Roman villa. These boat trips only go on weekends. When we arrived the company warned us that the tide was bringing in or stirring up the sand and...More

2  Thank Renate V
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were looking for Parco Virgiliano on foot and came across this hidden gem. We got the Metro Line 2 to Mergellina and then took bus no 140 to Capo Posillipo, from there follow signs to Parco Virgiliano and saw the turning towards this site...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

There are no real city beaches in central Naples, so if you're done with swimming in the harbour between the dirt and rats, La Gaiola is one of the few nice options when you want to escape the summer heat. It's possible to reach it...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

It is not much comfortable cause there are just rocks but the water is clean and that is important. You can reach it on foot from the bus station Discesa Coroglio. There is a part of the "beach" before the protected area itself where you...More

2  Thank Lucie Š
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our family of 4 went snorkeling while in Naples. We had a great time. If you go expecting scenes for "Atlantis" where everything is crisp and clean you will be disappointed. Much is covered with plants and soil. The tour was informative and fun. My...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

One of the most fascinating and mysteries places in Naples. Of a dazzling beauty. Snorkeling to admire the underwater beauty of the villa of a rich Roman patrician: Pollione. An intricate mechanism of fish tanks, incredible for its modernity

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful place: crystal clear water and a view of Naples and Vesuvius as you swim. I would advise to go during the week to avoid crowds. If you want to drive there, be warned that it isn't an easy drive (is anything in...More

1  Thank Sophie L
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The best time is april, may and june. You have to walk for about 20 minutes, descendin from about 80 m to the sea level. Not good in hot summer . Interesting place about animal and plants of Mediterranean Sea and with a boat with...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

A very pleasant visit about, History, Sea and volcanic Rocks. Spring and Summer are the best season to be there. You will be embarked on glass bottom boat to obserbe submerged roman ruins and sealife.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were supposted to take metro line 2 then bus from napoli then walk 1 km to get there but first thing line 2 was closed that day so we had to take line 1 then cable care then the bus and walk and its...More

1  Thank Mira K
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You know, in winter it 's very unusual to go on boat...
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I don't think there's anything to be booked. You just go. If you turn up early enough they let you into the protected area. If you're too late there's another beach to sit on and swim and you can have a look at the protected... More
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