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Cumae (Cuma)

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Address: Pozzuoli, Italy
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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 July 6, 2016
Andy F
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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a special train to Cuma plus entrances for 6 EUR. Several direct trains are running during the summer season on sundays only. Timetable is not 100% reliable but you get there and from there safely. There were very few people there, mostly Italians so we had the excavations mostly to ourselves. Since there are on the hill you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fanastic. Everything was open and you could spend a day there, between the temple, the cave and tunnels, with the Greek and roman ruins (and not all ruins as quite a lot still intact) and a beautiful setting.

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Thank Finian K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cumae makes history & geography real. From the gateways & ancient port to walking through the peaceful cool gardens to the temples & gazing at the views. Set aside a good few hours for this you won't be disappointed you did. Children free adults €4, this should be overrun with tourists & yet only a handful when we visited, don't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 July 6, 2016

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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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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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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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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