Close to Pozzuoli, in the volcanic zone of the Phlegrean Fields, Cumae was in antiquity a Greek city. It remains substantial remains with the famous lair of Sybille.

Cumae was one of the oldest and most distant colonies of the Great Greece, it is believed founded around 740 BC By settlers from the island of Euboea who were already settled on the island Ischia.
In her history, it had to defend itself several times against the attacks of the Etruscans, including Capua.

Volcanic activity was very active here several thousand years ago, phlegraean fields correspond to the main crater which is 15 km wide.


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