The excavations - main view

This area is the oldest archaeological site in Italy; the town was founded in the 8th century B.C. by a group of Greek colonists. The Acropolis still has its 5th century B.C. walls, and comprises the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Jupiter, the famous Grotto of the Sibilla (mentioned by Virgil in the Aeneid), the Roman crypt, the remains of an impressive thermal baths and the Amphitheatre. There are also many tombs of the Greek and Roman periods to be seen.
Nearby is Arco Felice - an archway constructed by the Emperor Domitian across the famous Roman road bearing his name between Rome and Pozzuoli.