The "burning" Campi Flegrei are located to the West of Naples along the coast between Posillipo and Cuma, and include the islands of Ischia and Procida. Since ancient times the Mediterranean people have considered the Campi Flegrei to be a mythical place, site of magical events and divinations. Today the most important town in this area is Pozzuoli. Greek colonists founded it in the 7th century BC and under the Roman domination it grew to be the most important port in the Western Mediterranean. The city's history is linked to a phenomenon that causes the Earth's crust to rise and fall with respect to the level of the sea. A sign of this phenomenon can be seen in the Temple of Serapis, the ancient Roman market which is periodically submerged under the waters. Other evidence of the city's rich and important past can be seen in the Anfiteatro Flavio in the higher part of the city, the Neptune thermal complex, the numerous churches, Villa Avellino and the famous Solfatara volcano.
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