Proceeding from the Campi
Flegrei there's the archaeological site of Cuma.
Here during the VIIIth century b.C. landed the greeks
form the nearby island of Pythecusa (Ischia),
the first towns of the Magna Grecia in the
bay of Naples and in the
upper part of the tyrrenean sea.
Cuma was founded on the top of a hill right on the sea, from
the which it dominated the coast and played a vital
role in spreading the Hellenic culture.
After the collapse of the Roman Empire, it
was progressively abandoned for becoming a safe shelter for
pirates and Saracens and for this reason
destroyed by an alliance of close cities in the Xth century.
Tradition recognizes in one of its tunnels the Atrium
of the Sibyl where the greek hero Enea
was announced a glorious destiny that will lead him to found
the eternal Rome.
Acropoli’s ruins deserve a visit if
you love archaeology and wild sceneries: we remember here
the Roman Crypt, the Apollo's Temple
and Jupiter's Temple.