Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pozzuoli (ancient Puteoli) stands on the N. shore of the bay of the same name to the W. of the Gulf of Naples, Italy. The harbour, sheltered by Posilipo on one side and Miseno on the other, does a fair amount of coasting trade, and in early times was one of the chief ports of Rome. At present the chief interest is centred in the grand ruins, which include the Serapeum, bearing traces of submergence in the sea, and the vast amphitheatre. The cathedral of St. Proculus, formerly a temple to Augustus, contains the tomb of Pergolesi.