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Cumae (Cuma)

Pozzuoli, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Pozzuoli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Lisbon, Portugal
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 reviews
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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194 reviews 194 reviews
105 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Nettlebed, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A beautiful location with amazing views, very quiet and atmospheric, well worth a visit. Based on advice from previous reviews we took a taxi from Pozzuoli station which cost 25 euros, but on the way back we got a bus for which we weren't charged. Despite being a bank holiday weekend, buses were quite regular from the end of the... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We arrived at the Cuma archeological site and were directed by a guy that offered "to keep an eye on our car" , although it is a free parking lot. Who is damaging my car - it's in the middle of nowhwere ? I don't understand why the Museum staff allows people to scam tourists that visit their archeological site.... More

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Naples, Italy
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Cuma Archaeological Park is a beautiful and interesting place and off the normal tourist path so much quieter. I think we were the only people visiting that day, if not week. This ancient site outdates most of the history in Rome and Naples and really is a treasure and hopefully more will be unearthed there in the future as excavations... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
118 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I'll start this review by saying straight away that Cuma is really worth a visit. Obviously when in southern Italy, the tourists flock to Pompeii and Herculaneum, and rightly so because they deserve special attention. Cuma is probably unknown to most but is every but as deserving of a visit. When we visited it was extremely quiet - there were... More

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142 reviews 142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were touring the southwest coast of Italy, on our way from Sicily to Rome, and we read about Cuma. So we drove there and were positively delighted in what we saw. What a beautiful set of ruins we saw there! Very few people, and yet the location was nicely laid out and extremely interesting. From the 8th Century BC.... More

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