Temple of Apollo in Cumae

Temple of Apollo in Cumae

Cultural itinerary of the Phlegraean Fields

HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION

The Temple of Apollo is a Greek-Roman temple found following the archaeological excavations on the acropolis of the ancient city of Cuma.

The Temple of Apollo stands on the same place where it was previously built by the Greeks, around the XNUMXth-XNUMXth century BC, another temple, perhaps dedicated to Hera, as evidenced by the discovery of votive material near a nearby cistern, therefore abandoned during the Samnite domination, the temple was completely rebuilt in the Roman period, in particular in the Augustan age, when at the behest of the emperor himself all the places mentioned in the Aeneid were restored: Virgilio in fact tells that Aeneas, stopped in Cuma, reached this temple and inside he consecrated to Apollo the wings that had allowed him to escape from the labyrinth.

The magnificent temple is now reduced to a ruin, placed on a natural panoramic terrace from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view: the crystal clear sea and the Gulf of Pozzuoli with the beautiful island of Ischia and turning your gaze to the right, Lake D ' Averno.

TIMETABLES

Monday: Closed

Tuesday through Sunday: The site is open from 9.00 to an hour before sunset. (So ​​the closing time varies according to the season)

Information to be verified

COSTS

The cost is 4 Euros at full or reduced price for young people and students from 18 to 24 years old at a cost of 2 Euros

Admission is free for: Citizens under the age of 18 of the European Community and non-EU citizens, Italian teaching staff of the school of tenure or on a fixed-term contract, upon presentation of a suitable certificate issued by educational institutions.

1st Sunday of the month, free admission for everyone.

ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Provincial Road Cuma Licola, 5
80078 - Monte di Cuma NA

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