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Cumae (Cuma)

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Address: Pozzuoli, Italy

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Do research first

The site is interesting and very important in the ancient world. It has some signs but you need to know what you are looking at. Read in advance and take a good map. Worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The site is interesting and very important in the ancient world. It has some signs but you need to know what you are looking at. Read in advance and take a good map. Worth the visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our visit to Cuma was a highlight of our trip but it feels like the 'poor stepchild' of attractions. I would recommend reading up on it a bit first since the signage was very worn and, at least when we were there, there was a lack of tour guides. We were pretty much on our own. However, the temples and... More 

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Smederevo, Serbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I spent 2 hours trying to find how to get from Pozzuoli to Cuma. Somehow, Italian spirit and hospitality help me again, so I find right bus. This was a line used by high school students and old people. Only one guy, Emanuel, spoke English, but every passenger has something to say about site and they all have a lot... More 

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Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a large site, and certainly interesting to look at. We read all the signs in English, and still have no idea what we were seeing. Large sections were closed the day we were there. The Italians are missing a great opportunity to develop tourism here, but alas, everyone is in Pompeii.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Where the famous Sybil of Cuma was, something on the lines of the Oracle of Delphi.... very special and unusual ABSOLUTELY DO NOT MISS, A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE......

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Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

By bus, it was quite an adventure! Buses are uncertain...But the ruins at this site with the sea as landscape were amazing!

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Like many I suspect, our principle reason for visiting Cumae was to see the cave of the Sibyl. It was listed at the entrance as one of the features so one would reasonably expect it to be open. Well it wasn't. Not only that there's absolutely no signposting, a few grossly inadequate maps and a ridiculous number of staff (more... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A wonderful place that has nothing less than the most famous of Pompeii, in this place there is history that adds to the history, unfortunately the place is not easy to get to then I can suggest to rent a car, preferably driven by a chauffeur of the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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105 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Cumae and the Cumae ruins are something unique you need to visit once your lifetime. The ruins are reachable by car or by bus (very easy to be found). Walking around the ruins it is like a trip in the past. You find greek temples, statues and the famous sybill's cavern. Beware that you need to walk, therefore make sure... More 

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Naples, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a must-see if you are in the area! Plan for about two hours and make sure you have some good, sturdy walking shoes. There are some slight uphill climbs on rocky roads, but they are easily manageable. (I did the walk with my 7-months pregnant wife.) The entry fee is 4 Euro, but it is worth every cent.... More 

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