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“Closed, but they don't tell you that when you pay”

Sibyl's Cave (Antro della Sibilla)
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Phlegraean Fields Tour from Naples
Ranked #8 of 42 things to do in Pozzuoli
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London
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“Closed, but they don't tell you that when you pay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Sibyl's Cave is by far the most interesting part of what is otherwise a fairly humdrum archaeological site (by comparison with others in the region). We visited on 12th July 2014. At the entrance kiosk the cave was listed as one of the parts of the site open to visit. As with most Italian attractions there are very few signposts and the cave is completely unmarked and consequently not very easy to find. There were more staff hanging around chatting than there were visitors and those we approached were utterly unhelpful. When we eventually found it the entrance was blocked off for no apparent reason. The only positive things I can say about the site is that it made for a pleasant walk around and it is one of those very rare places in Italy where they don't charge for car parking. But then they make up for that by charging for something you can't see.

Visited July 2014
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

It is located in the Cumae ruins. Need to be seen. Entering the cave give you still a sense of mistery. There are also some lights effects which intensify the mistery.

Visited August 2013
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Enchanting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

The entrance to the Sibyl's Cave doesn't necessarily look like much but when you get a bit closer it seems very intriguing. A long corridor where a poor girl was kept and drugged to give prophecies to Romans and you can still feel a mystical aura. The atmosphere is magical and you can really feel the ancient history everywhere you look.

This is a really worthwhile place to visit when in Naples. Relatively ignored by tourists in favour of its more famous archaeological cousins at Pompeii and Herculaneum, you can be sure that you can find a quiet and fascinating site on arrival.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Not very busy and really great views across the bay from the site great to wonder around. Bit tricky to get there though you have to take a train and a bus but its tricky to know when to switch

Visited April 2013
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Pozzuoli, Italy
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“Discover the Oracle for yourself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Ever wondered what visiting the Oracle was like? This is where you can experience it. The arches that lead to the dark area where limited light housed the poor drugged creature is exquisitely maintained. The site is essential viewing for Greek and Roman enthusiasts. Visit by car. Small gift shop. No food.

Visited October 2012
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