Bay of Naples: From Ancient Romans to Present Day
Trip Start Jan 11, 2007
94Trip End Jan 15, 2010
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Since the early Greeks, the western suburbs of Pozzuoli and Arco Felice have been used for both strategic military sites and relaxation due to the large number of thermal spas and baths in the area. As I drink my morning coffee each day, I can see the fishermen out on the bay in their small boats, working the mussel beds and catching fresh squid. By noon they arrive back in port with the day's fresh catch, which local restaurants purchase and serve for the evening's dinner special. Sunday morning in Pozzuoli is the best and most lively fish market of all. Every Italian family in town seems to arrive on the docks to inspect the buckets of shellfish, octopus, and live fish, ready to select only the best for their big Sunday dinner.