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Cumae (Cuma)

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Address: Pozzuoli, Italy
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Underwater Ruins of Baiae and Phlegrean Fields Group Tour
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Private Tour from Naples to Phlegrean Fields, Pozzuoli, and Cuma
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This site was Greek, then Roman, the Christian, and thus exhibits a range of different architectural and cultural features. It is reputedly the site of the Sibyl's Cave. There's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Andy F
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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Cuma first time 2 years ago and to my disappointment the cave was closed. I went there again last week and both the Sibilla's cave and Roman Crypt were open. It is fantastic place, although be prepared that it is not easy to find it. I like the atmosphere of the place. Cave and crypt are magical, photos... More 

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site was Greek, then Roman, the Christian, and thus exhibits a range of different architectural and cultural features. It is reputedly the site of the Sibyl's Cave. There's a long walk up to the site along various paths and trails, climbing gradually through rocks and trees, At various points on the way up there are some great views over... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Unfortunately the trapezoid shaped entrance tunnel to the Cave of Sibyl was barred when we were there. The view from above shows ongoing archeological works in this huge ancient Greek & Roman site. Remains of the forum, the baths and the acropolis mark out the locations quite vividly.

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Sybil's Cave is closed, they're working there. But there is another large section of the archeological site at the bottom which is also closed although nothing is happening there. Of course, there are few visitors, it is pleasantly quiet ... and in a nice environment. There are now direct trains on Sunday only. On other days, it works well by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

On a Sunday in May had a typical experience for the Phlegraean Fields. Took the Cumana from Montesanto, but was surprised that the train started back after pausing in Pozzuoli. Every other train does this now, it turns out. Got off at next stop and then back on the next train, supposedly going on further to Lucrino, Fusaro etc. But... More 

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Upland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

If you're going to see the Cave of the Sibyl, you might well be disappointed to find you can only take a distant look down her tunnel and not venture in. Still, some interesting things to see in the park. Some areas not conducive to wheelchair access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Found it easily by car and sat nav although roadworks did cause some confusion. Very quiet, atmospheric site with woodland paths and great views. Only 4 euro entrance but they did not have change for a 20 (had 15 in notes but no 1 euro) and given this is not a busy place come prepared. Huge disappointment to find the... More 

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Pozzuoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

there is a lot of walking but the views are great. No wonder the Greeks chose this location. The two temples are amazing. A lot of work to get the building materials up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We went on the first Sunday of the month so entry was free and lots of free parking. A nice quiet site with no tourists. The kids loved it as the could explore and run about. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not easy to get there from Naples by public transport. Train to Pozzuoli (see Amfiteatro Flavio!), then a bus. It's not far but the bus number 12 takes a very strange route there and an equally strange but different route back, It's at the end of the bus line. The journey took us through districts straight out of Gomorrah! As... More 

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