Sybil cave


CUMAE
ARCHAEOLOGICAL
SITE




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TOUR LENGHT: 2 HRS


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Averno


Cuma





Inhabited as far as the Iron Age by indigenous people, Cumae became the first greek mainland colony settled in the west by Eubean people. The greek city was built, upon old remains of the iron age village, around the year 750 B.C. It was erected on a promontory close to the sea, where the first settlers placed the so-called Acropolis, with its temples of Apollo and Jupiter. Here the legendary Daedalus landed during his flight with Icarus.
The actual excavation area is formed by the Acropolis hill section and the city section placed at the bottom of the rise.
On the way to the city Acropolis hill it is still possible to visit the famous Sybil's Cave,  a
fascinating trapezoidal tunnel which is considered to be the place where, according to the legend, the important oracle Sybil (a Greek prophetess) used to predict the future to heroes of the past.
Along the way it is still possible to see the massive defensive wall which had been built around the sacred area.
The lower part of the city, placed at the bottom of the cliff, is not always open to the public due to actual excavation projects. It contains the remains of the forum square, a few buildings and a thermal bath complex.





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 Transport based tour



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Dott.ssa Maria Sannino
 
         

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