Il thermal complex of Via Terracina was brought to light in the 1939 during the construction of the Mostra d'Oltremare in Fuorigrotta.
The structure, then powered bySerino aqueduct, has been dated around the first half of the 2nd century AD, but the changes made over the centuries are evident. The most used construction methods are theopus vittatum e latericium.
Very interesting, but unfortunately badly preserved, are the mosaic floor decorations with white and black tesserae depicting, in one case, a fantastic sea animal and two dolphins, in another a marvelous nereide sitting on a triton and flanked by two cupids and a dolphin.
Information on the Thermal Complex of Via Terracina
- Visible with accompaniment only in case of extraordinary openings scheduled for events, exhibitions or events
- Reservations required
- Free entry
- Tel: 081.4422220 (Archaeological Office of the Superintendence); 081187483 (Neapolitan Archaeological Group, which takes care of guided tours)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Il thermal complex of Via Terracina from the official website of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
How to get:
- Address: Via Terracina, 429 –80125 Naples
- L2 metro line: Campo Flegrei station, then 503 bus from Piazzale Tecchio to Via Terracina
The thermal complex of Via Terracina in NaplesThe thermal complex of Via Terracina was brought to light in the 1939 during the construction of the Mostra d'Oltremare in Fuorigrotta.