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Baia

Baia (bĪˈä) [key], Lat. Baiae, village, in Campania, S Italy, on the Bay of Naples. In Roman times it was a celebrated spa and a favorite imperial residence, with sumptuous villas (1st cent. B.C.). There are remains of the huge Roman baths.

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