In case you were
thinking about touring the Archeological Park of Baia yourself... it's open from 9:00 am to 1
hour before sunset. It is closed on Mondays. The cost of admission
is a paltry 4 euro. Allow yourself about two or three hours to
walk through the park.
Baia ( The Baiae of ancient times ), is named after Baios, the navigator
of Odysseus, who died near the shores of Baia. The city is located
in the Campania region of southern Italy, on a hillside, towards the western
end of the Bay of Naples. Once, it was one of the most luxurious
and fashionable resort areas in the Roman empire. Prominent members
of the Roman aristocracy, such as Julius Caesar, Nero and Gaius, had villas
that you enjoy your tour of the archeological park. If the material
you find on the photo tour peaks your interest, I would suggest that you
visit the Tour of Italy for the Financially Challenged's magazine, Palimpsest.
There you can read The
Ancient Baths of Baia; Observations and Inferences. It is an academic
paper based upon a visit to the Archeological
park in Baia.