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Some details about Pozzuoli.

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  • ISIS “ G. TASSINARI” IS A SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH A LINGUISTIC LYCEUM AND THREE TECHNICAL COURSES:1. INFORMATIC TECHNOLOGY2. CHEMISTRY3. MECHANICS
  • Pozzuoli is one of the mostfascinating archeologicalarea in the world.Main port of the region inRoman times, the cityrevealed a surprising“underground Pompeii” withthe escavations in the RioneTerra.Pozzuoli is located in avolcanic area, the PhlegreanFields (the burning fields),which includes a still activevolcano, the Solfatara.
  • At the Solfatara, near Pozzuoli, you can see the inside of a crater with boiling lava, full of its vapours and steaming mudsBorn 4000 years ago almost in the exact centre of the Phlegrean Fields, theSolfatara presents itself lively with geysers, sources of gases, mineral water springsand boiling mud. The biggest geyser is called “Big Mouth”, a natural source ofpressured water vapour. It shoots out at 160°C and contains a mixture of gaseswith a peculiar “rotten egg” smell.The Vulcano Solfatara is the epicentre of the cyclic phenomenon of the rising andlowering of the ground level known as “BRADISISM”.
  • It is the proof ofthe livelycommerceconducted inPozzuoli (I-IIsec.BC).Indeed, theso-called templewas a foodmarket, a“Macellum”.
  • For a long time the Averno lake wasconsidered the entrance of the hell, asVirgil tells us in the beginning of theEneide.The identification of this lake as themain door of the hell is due to itsorigins: The Averno lake is in the mouthof an inactive volcano: in the past,thanks to the volcanic exhalations, thebirds which flew over the lake diedinstantaneously. That’s why the ancientRomans used to call it “Aornon”, whichmeans “place without birds”. For thisreason, Virgil thought it was a demoniacplace, point of connection between the
  • The Amphitheatre is the third largest in the world.Its functionalarchitecture is an excellent example of the exceptionaltechnological levels reached in that era.