Miseno is one of the frazioni of the municipality of Bacoli in the Italian Province of Naples.
Nearby Cape Miseno marks the northwestern end of the Bay of Naples
was an important port in Roman times. According to mythology, Misenum (and hence Miseno) was named after Misenus
, a companion of Hector and trumpeter to Aeneas
. Misenus is supposed to have drowned near here after a trumpet competition with the sea-god Triton
, as recounted in Virgil's Aeneid
The church of San Sossio stands here.
It is said to be the birthplace of Saint Sossius
, a deacon
who was martyred with Proculus of Pozzuoli