The Lake Fusaro


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Situated in the north of Naples, in the territory of the commune of Bacoli, the lake Fusaro has been classified most of the times by the geographers as a lake of sea sand bar.

Campi Flegrei - Baia: Il Lago Fusaro
The lake Fusaro.

A narrow coastal strip separates the lake from the sea forming an extraordinary ecosystem of great ambient interest, in which it is visible the typical littoral hill, characterized by a variegated vegetation, the so-called Mediterranean bush.

Campi Flegrei - Baia: Lago Fusaro - La fascia costiera che separa il lago dal mare.

The strip of land which divides the lake Fusaro (on the right) from the sea. In the background, the promontory of the mount of Cumae.

Along the coastal line and in the internal part as far as the foot of the mount of Cumae it is easy to find: buntings, camomile, rosemary, ilexes, strawberry-trees, lentisk, junipers, black bryonies, butcher's brooms and figs of the Hottentots.

The brackish lagoon of Fusaro (known since the III century B.C. as Acherusia Palus), thanks to the presence of fresh water springs, for decades could propose to the world oysters of great quality.

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The so-called Ostrichina

At the beginning of last century, the lake Fusaro and the adjoining structures, the Royal Casina, the so-called Ostrichina, the Grand Restaurant, the Pavilions (stables) and the Green Park, were all part of a huge business which secured bread and work to a thousand persons.

Tourists coming from all the world could eat in the Grand Restaurant at the price of 5 lire. There were dancing rooms and rooms for "billiards". People could fish, go by boat around the lake or dedicate themselves to the shooting of doves (pigeons-shooting).

The enchanting background of the Casina Vanvitelliana

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In order to immortalize beautiful and maybe unrepeatable moments, in Fusaro it was settled a branch of the “photographic plant”: The Jone Pompeiana. The then government, thanks to all this and especially to the Oyster-Establishment , awarded a gold medal to the trustees of the Centre.

Nowadays, after a long period of slackness, they have been started again pisciculture and the cultivation of the famous Fusaro mussels.

Ciro AMOROSO


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from Naples (highways)

Enter the Tangenziale of Naples direction Pozzuoli. Exit n. 14 Pozzuoli - Arco Felice. Follow indications for Napoli-Pozzuoli, Baia and Bacoli covering first via Licola-Patria, then via Miliscola (going along the shores of the lake Lucrino). Continue for via Montegrillo (Commune of Bacoli) as far as the crossroad from which turn right and go on for via Baia-Fusaro which skirts the entrance of the Archaeological Park (Roman Thermae). Going on, cover the provincial road Fusaro which skirts the Columbarium as far as the last crossroad where there is the entrance of the Fusaro Park and of the Casina Vanvitelliana. Outside not guarded parking area on the right, few metres after the entrance of the Park.

from Naples (downtown - main station of piazza Garibaldi)

Direction Porto - Piazza Municipio. Continue for Mergellina and Fuorigrotta. Here it is possible to enter the Tangenziale direction Pozzuoli, or to go on for via Domiziana as far as passing the centre of Pozzuoli (direction Roma - via Domiziana). Follow indications for Baia and Bacoli covering first via Licola-Patria, then via Miliscola (going along the shores of the lake Lucrino). Continue for via Montegrillo (Commune of Bacoli) as far as the crossroad from which turn right and go on for via Baia-Fusaro which skirts the entrance of the Archaeological Park (Roman Thermae). Going on, cover the provincial road Fusaro which skirts the Columbarium as far as the last crossroad where there is the entrance of the Fusaro Park and of the Casina Vanvitelliana. Outside not guarded parking area on the right, few metres after the entrance of the Park.

from Rome to Naples - via Domiziana   

Continue for Baia Domizia, Mondragone, Castel Volturno. Then cover the freeway SS. n 7 Quater which takes on the Tangenziale of Naples (Exit Pozzuoli - Arco Felice), or cover via Domiziana (SS. n 7 Quater). Follow indications for Napoli, Pozzuoli, Baia and Bacoli covering first via Licola-Patria, then via Miliscola (going along the shores of the lake Lucrino). Continue for via Montegrillo (Commune of Bacoli) as far as the crossroad from which turn right and go on for via Baia-Fusaro which skirts the entrance of the Archaeological Park (Roman Thermae). Going on, cover the provincial road Fusaro which skirts the Columbarium as far as the last crossroad where there is the entrance of the Fusaro Park and of the Casina Vanvitelliana. Outside not guarded parking area on the right, few metres after the entrance of the Park.


from Naples (main station of piazza Garibaldi)

Underground direction Pozzuoli. Napoli-Montesanto stop. Reach (about 100 metres) the station of the Ferrovia Cumana. Napoli-Torregaveta line. Baia stop. Go on by bus for Torregaveta, Fusaro stop. Distance from Baia to the entrance of the Fusaro Park and the Casina Reale: about 1 Km.

Estimated time: about 70'


from Naples (main station of piazza Garibaldi)

SEPSA Bus Lines. Napoli-Torregaveta route, Fusaro line. Fusaro stop.

Estimated time: about 60'