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Cumae (Cuma)

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Address: Pozzuoli, Italy
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US$425.01*
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Private Tour from Naples to Phlegrean Fields, Pozzuoli, and Cuma
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Loved the view from the Ancient Greek ruins

These ruins dating back some 2000 years ago offer a great view of the sea, the dunes, the forest, lago del fusaro and Ischia island.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kanabadoush
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These ruins dating back some 2000 years ago offer a great view of the sea, the dunes, the forest, lago del fusaro and Ischia island.

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Thank kanabadoush
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First it was not crowded which made for a relaxing and enjoyable trip. Interesting story of the place and the boards in all the different spots do a great job of telling the story of the temple and the Cave of the Sibyl Virgil. At the top was a tiny ruins of a temple with great views along the way.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

For centuries, people believed that Virgil was drawing on his epic imagination to describe the sibyl's cave in Aeneid Book 6, when Aeneas descends to the underground to meet his father Anchises. In 1950 it was discovered that the chimney to a pizza maker's oven in fact led down to the very cave thought to be fantasy. Of all the... More 

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1 Thank KJAtchity
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Cuma ruins are largely bypassed by large tourist groups, so they made an ideal spot for our group to tour around the site, which goes from sea level to breath taking views of Pozzuoli and Procida. Great for children and families. Given the lack of mobility services, I would not recommend this for injured or elderly tourists.

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1 Thank OliverHolidayTravel
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Not crowded with tourists, it is not enough advertised but very interesting to visit, nice panorama, temple of Appolo and Giove, Antro della Sibilla, crypt.

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Thank nounoursic
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Cuma is an extraordinary place with a history going back to the 8th century BC when the Greeks founded a colony there. There are Roman temples, located on the Acropolis, that were later converted to churches; there is a huge tunnel linking the site to the nearby lagoon; and another that is reputed to be the site of the Sibyl... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

There is quite a lot of walking including descending into the depths to view the tunnel bringing goods from the quayside into the town and ascending to the acropolis of Cunard. Not recommended for those with walking difficulties while those with breathing difficulties should keep their inhalers to hand. Italy seems to give no consideration to those with disabilities. However,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

You read and are taught a lot about the Greek culture and there formation of the first democracy's, the fights with Persia, and the conjuring by Macedonia, and the later exploits of Alexander. Roman history is completely separate from the Greeks, so I was surprised to find out about a lot of Greek settlements, statues, and much more throughout southern... More 

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Thank Sean O
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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