Pausylipon Archeological Site

Pausylipon Archeological Site

 

 

 

The complex of Pausylipon, meaning “rest from toil” is an archaeological and naturalistic area on the highest part of Posillipo hill. It is on the site of the remarkable remains of the imperial Roman villa of Publio Vedio Pollione, that include a theatre of splendid structure which exploits the natural slope of the hill and an Odeion, a smaller theatre that was used for recitals of rhetorical poetry and musical performances. Nowadays, in the summer, plays and concerts are given in the theatres. The entrance to the complex of Pausylipon is through Seiano grotto, a magnificent tunnel dug out of tufa rock for 770 metres. The coastal area is part of a sea natural reserve. For both naturalistic and archeological visits http://www.gaiola.org/