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Cumae (Cuma)

Address: Pozzuoli, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Pozzuoli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Luton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We spent our first full day here and liked it so much that we went back. This is a great beach - we went to Sohal Beach, though the stretch running from Cuma norhtwards is huge. The sea (in August) was lovely. The waves are gentle. And the water is very shallow for at least 25m - making this very... More 

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Pennsylvania
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22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This archaeological park is another hidden gem in the Naples area. It covers are fairly large area on top of a hill that overlooks the Mediterranean. There are also place where the Romans built on top of the Greek ruins. This was a pleasant place to visit with no tourist crowds. The ticket could also be used to visit the... More 

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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The acropolis of ancient Cumae includes the sybil complex and several temples including one to Apollo and another to Jupiter. The temple of Jupiter has a baptestry inside it, dating from the time it was transformed into an early Christan church. Lots of trees and a nice view over to the sea. Below the park are the ruins of part... More 

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Naples, Italy
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41 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The Acropolis of Cuma is located on a small promontory near the sea on the shore of Licola, a once beautiful but now crowded, unclean, often polluted beach. It was founded by the Greeks in 750 BC. Little remains of the Greek temples, Jupiter's Temple and the Temple of Apollo, but the place is extremely charming. And the location magnificent.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I grew up fascinated by Greek and Roman mythology and sites like this bring those stories to life. This was supposedly the home of the Cumaean Sibyl of Virgilian fame. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This was the first place the Greeks landed on mainland Italy and is rich with history. The cave of the Sybl is here and is definitely worth a look. On the way to this ancient city you even get to go under the "arco felice" or happy arch which was built to keep the apian way open through a pass... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We rented a car specifically to see the Cave of the Sybil, so I was a little disappointed to see it taped off after about 20 meters. We decided to keep moving and see the temples at the top and what was there made the trip well worth it. There were beautiful views of the ocean that even my 4... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Although it's not near much else ,the ruins here are spectacular .Unlike Pompeii ,which had crowds even in March ,Cumae was mostly deserted and empty ,which added to it's appeal .It was almost like we discovered it !! Very little is restricted ,unlike the bigger attractions .

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

If you want to see thousand year-old caves and ancient paintings with absolutely no crowds... Spectacular. Entrance was inexpensive... You will need a car to get there...no trains or subways yet. Archeologists would LOVE this place.

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

Cumae was one of the major oracles of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The cave of the famous prophetess, the Cumaean Sibyl had been carved into a huge rock near the seaside. In addition to the description of archaeological excavations, especially impressive are quotations from Virgil’s Aeneid carved on marble tablets, the Ancient texts telling us about what, according to... More 

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