Discovering the Phlegraean Fields: between Archaeology and culinary traditions

Phlegraean Fields - Malaze 5

From 2nd to 19th of September, in the Phlegraean Fields do not miss the XII edition of “MALAZE'” a food and archaeological event that takes place every September, in the towns of Pozzuoli, Bacoli, Monte di Procida, Quarto, Procida and Naples, to promote the hidden archaeological and environmental heritage of Campania.

Over the years Malazè has indeed combined the protection and the promotion of the cultural heritage, with food, tradition, history, new technologies, design and local business: through the organization of cultural events and the sponsorship of cultural products, the project aims to unveil ancient local traditions and practices. Music, architecture, food, and customs differ indeed from place to place within Italy and within Campania as well; the several tourist and cultural proposals together with a focused regional tourism promotion will contribute to unearth the beauties of the Phlegraean Fields and raise awareness about its historical and environmental heritage.

Even the event name comes from the local word “Malazè”: it was the “warehouse” built on the ground floor for fishing tools and houses that in the past overlooked the port in the town of Pozzuoli and was used as storage for the boats.

The food and tourist initiatives will take place in different areas of Campania: the Phlegraean Fields, a volcanic area that includes an active volcano “The Solfatara”, the Averno Lake, the town of Pozzuoli with its Roman Amphitheatre and several ruins, the promontory of the Monte di Procida, the town of Baia with its archaeological ruins; the volcanic islands of Procida and Vivara and the city of Naples.

Here the official program of the event “MALAZE'” :



Archaeology, Wine, and Sustainable Mobility (Organized by The Pro Loco City of Bacoli and the Pool Mirabile)

Walking and bike tour to discover one of the largest tanks of the Roman age “Mirabile Swimming Pool” and the Mirabile Pool Farm with its historic vineyards, with a tasting of the company’s food and wine products. Info:

The submerged city of Baia: “Open doors” (Organized by Centro Sub Campi Flegrei)

Visit to the backdrops of the underwater Archaeological Park of the Bay, unique in the world and snorkeling in the submerged Baia city. Info

Seminar and wine tasting on free-standing vineyards (Organized by the Italian Association Sommelier Delegation of Naples)

Seminar for deepening and tasting of wines from vineyards on foot.
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The green you do not expect (Organized by Legambiente Città Flegrea)

Visit to the Cuma Forest. There will be a small naturalistic explanation of the area and myth in the ancient world for adults and children with a final treasure hunt. Info:

Walking to km 0 – 2nd edition – (Organized by Farmhouse km0 flegreo – Farmhouse Don Salvatore Farm Wine Cellars)

Experiential walk along the hill of Monte di Procida and its vineyards. Info:



Archeosensorial (Organized by Legambiente Città Flegrea)

“Archeosensorial” an exciting archaeological and naturalistic walk to the rediscovery of the senses in the Archaeological Park of the Bay. Info:

The Bikes and the Castle By Bike at the Archaeological Museum of the Flegrei Fields (Organized by the Pro Loco City of Bacoli in cooperation with Bacoli Archaeological Museum of Baia)

Guided bike tour to the wonderful Aragonese Castle of Baia today Archaeological Museum of the Flegrean Fields Info:

Camps of Flegrei, Ischia and Capri: I Bianchi 2016 (Organized by the Consortium Protecting Wines Campi Flegrei, Ischia and Capri)

Wine tasting of Phlegrean white wines of the 2016 harvest. info:
Sulphur & Wine. They fly in, inside the Vulcan (Organized by the Consortium Protecting Wines Campi Flegrei, Ischia and Capri)

Wine and food tasting in the enchanting lunar scenery of the Solfatara Volcano, between active fumaroles, sulphur exhalations and music background At the end of the evening a theatrical show.



Simply Malazè (Organized by Association La Bottega dei Semplici Pensieri)

Charity Event with “The New Folk Song Company” and its popular-traditional music and eon gastronomic tasting with typical products from Campania. Info



Michele Grande’s Seafood Kitchen and Piedirosso and the “Fresh” Nando Salemme’s temperatures  (Organized by Restaurant la Bifora and Abraxas Osteria)

Special evening will be featured in Michele Grande’s seafood cuisine hosted and assisted by chef Tommaso Di Meo, the driving force behind the Abraxas cooking project. Info Tel. 081 854 9347 / cell. 3276998839



Praise to the baccalà! The land meets the sea … with the wines of the Campi Flegrei! (Organized by Osteria D.O.C.)

7 ways, 7 passions, 7 secrets, 7 stories of baccalà. Food and wine tasting. Info



The blue fish in the Mediterranean diet, health benefits (Organized by G.O.R.I Doctors: Rd. Raffaele, Regional Director ARTOI; Dr. Armando D’Orta in cooperation with Bacoli – Restaurant La Cucina di Venere)

“Blue fish in the Mediterranean diet, health benefits” with industry experts who will explain the effects on our bodies through the ingestion of blue fish daily and an all-fish-based tasting menu. Info:


Read the official programme or please visit the website  of the event for additional information



From 2dn to 19th September 2017

Phlegraean Fields and Naples


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