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Cumae (Cuma)

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OK, I tried. My legs and feet gave out on the hills. I did see the Sylbil's cave (no entry allowed) and I did climb to see some others, like Apollo. But up yet another part of the... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2015
Armonk, New York
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162 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Brian_de_Kilburn
Guerneville, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015

before the etruscans were the greeks and this was the first greek settlement and they brought with them their oracle. i was drawn to the mythology and the site to see the caves where the oracle of cumae gave her prophecies to those who came there. the caves are closed off now but one can see the grand entrance and... More 

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Armonk, New York
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355 reviews
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Reviewed June 8, 2015

OK, I tried. My legs and feet gave out on the hills. I did see the Sylbil's cave (no entry allowed) and I did climb to see some others, like Apollo. But up yet another part of the mountain were the remains of a temple complex and they were beyond my reach. As a lone traveler, I had to retire... More 

1 Thank Anise2014
Somerville, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2015

This site is well worth seeing. It is beautiful and interesting... unlike anything I've seen anywhere else. The temple of Apollo was of particular interest to me,, but there are several magnificent sites available to see, with information signs in both Italian and English. Some of the sites were extremely sacred in ancient times, and have been referred to in... More 

11 Thank Sarah T
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2015

A wonderful and extraordinarily site, rich in classical history, just think about the most important poems the ancient Greece! The area is quite extensive and worth a visit but, I highly recommend of coming here with a private tour (I have used a driver), it is not easy to get there and the road did not seem very safe.

1 Thank Travor R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank helencp
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank bookwormten
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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