Cumae was founded in the 8th century BC by a group of colonists from Chalcis and is among the most ancient archaeological sites in Italy. The area was inhabited from Iron age times and almost certainly since the Bronze age.
This area is the oldest archaeological site in Italy; the town was founded in the 8th century B.C. by a group of Greek colonists. The Acropolis still has its 5th century B.C. walls, and comprises the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Jupiter, the famous Grotto of the Sibilla, the Roman crypt, the remains of an impressive thermal baths and the Amphitheatre.