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Translated Jeff Matthews

Mt. Gauro is the highest point in the Campi Flegrei (Fiery Fields). On both slopes (Mt. Sant'Angelo and Mt. Barbaro) there are ruins of ancient structures, some even going back to the time of the Romans.

Along the part of the rim that looks out over Campiglione, that is, the slope of Mt. Sant'Angelo, you can access what is left of some underground Roman cisterns. The presence of these water reserves from times past indicates the existence of an agricultural concern of some importance, quite common in that area, where, indeed, there are remains of ancient casali (roughly, an rural agricultural concern comprising a defensive tower with surrounding out-buildings), such as the villa delle otri (goat-skins) in the area adjacent to the commercial center of Quarto Nuovo.

There are various paths that lead to the cisterns. We recommend--because it's a lovely path--the one that starts up from Campiglione and climbs to the summit along the slope above via Campana. For this track we provide the GPX file and the coordinates showing the location of the cisterns.

Enjoy your hike!

Typology: Ancient Roman ruins.

Description: Underground spaces used for water reserves.

Free access

City: Pozzuoli - (NA)

Coordinates: N40 49.627 - E14 10.314

GPS track: The trail from Campiglione.

Address: via Campiglione

Photos: The Roman cisterns on Mt. Gauro

Video: Hike to the Roman cisterns on Mt. Gauro

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