Pozzuoli was the great emporium for the Alexandrian corn ships.
The remains of a huge amphitheatre may still be seen here.
The town received a wider attention and international notoriety when it was discovered that the famous actress Sophia Loren was born here.
The apostle Paul is traditionally supposed having landed here on his way to Rome, from which it was distant 170 miles. Here he would have tarried for seven days (Acts 28:13, 14) and with his companions began their journey, by the "Appian Way", to Rome.
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