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Archaeological Park of Paestum

Archaeological Park of Paestum

Archaeological Park of Paestum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paestum: Small-Group Tour with an Archaeologist and Tickets

1. Paestum: Small-Group Tour with an Archaeologist and Tickets

Explore the ruins of the wonderful site of Paestum including its three amazing Doric temples, the amphitheater, the forum and the markets. After the ruins, you’ll visit the National Archeological Museum where some of the most beautiful artworks of the Magna Greece are displayed. Paestum is one of the precious archaeological pearls of Italy, located in the northern part of the Cilento region, not far from the river Sele, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The town was founded by the Greeks colonists under the name of Poseidonia which became the most popular city of the Magna Graecia. Explore the archaeological site of Paestum, the best preserved Graeco-Roman city, with a certified archaeologist guide during a 2-hour walking tour. Admire the three Greek temples dating back to the 6th century B.C.: the Temple of Neptune, Temple of Ceres and basilica, similar to the Parthenon in Athens (nowhere else will you find such tall, elegant and well-preserved Greek temples.).  See the city walls and the Roman ruins: the comitium (political assembly hall), the amphitheater and much more. Then, visit the fascinating National Archaeological Museum, which has a rich collection of local Greek artworks from the 7th century B.C. The undisputed highlights of the museum in Paestum are the frescoes of the Tomb of the Diver and the red figured krater of Asteas.

Paestum: train from Naples and skip the line ticket

2. Paestum: train from Naples and skip the line ticket

Explore the ruins of the wonderful site of Paestum, including its 3 fabulous temples Doric temples: the Temple of Neptune, the Temple of Ceres and the basilica, similar to the Parthenon in Athens. Admire the amphitheater, forum and markets dating back to the 6th century B.C. By discovering the architecture, art, rituals and culture of ancient Greece - a world so distant from our way of living and thinking - we can realise the variety of human life throughout history. Reach Paestum from the central station of Napoli Garibaldi and enjoy some free time among the temples. At the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum you can find sculptures, tomb paintings and artefacts recovered from the Greek ruins. The museum also houses several extraordinary metope relief panels depicting ancient Greek life and artworks from the mysterious Tomb of the Diver. A day before the tour our team will contact you via whatsapp or via email. We will give all the informations you need to reach us in our agency the same day of the tour. Here in our office you will collect all your tickets. Reservations arriving after 6 p.m. will be processed the following morning after 8 a.m.

Paestum: 2-Hour Greek Temples & Archaeological Museum

3. Paestum: 2-Hour Greek Temples & Archaeological Museum

Explore the ruins of the wonderful site of Paestum including its three amazing Doric temples, the amphitheater, the forum and the markets. After the ruins, you’ll visit the National Archeological Museum where some of the most beautiful artworks of the Magna Greece are displayed. Paestum is one of the precious archaeological pearls of Italy, located in the northern part of the Cilento region, not far from the river Sele, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The town was founded by the Greeks colonists under the name of Poseidonia which became the most popular city of the Magna Graecia. Explore the archaeological site of Paestum, the best preserved Graeco-Roman city, with a certified archaeologist guide during a 2-hour walking tour. Admire the three Greek temples dating back to the 6th century B.C.: the Temple of Neptune, Temple of Ceres and basilica, similar to the Parthenon in Athens (nowhere else will you find such tall, elegant and well-preserved Greek temples.).  See the city walls and the Roman ruins: the comitium (political assembly hall), the amphitheater and much more. Then, visit the fascinating National Archaeological Museum, which has a rich collection of local Greek artworks from the 7th century B.C. The undisputed highlights of the museum in Paestum are the frescoes of the Tomb of the Diver and the red figured krater of Asteas.

Paestum: Temples and Museum Tour with Archaeologist Guide

4. Paestum: Temples and Museum Tour with Archaeologist Guide

Visit the archaeological site of Paestum, a location where it is possible to admire wonderful examples of Greek architecture. These pieces of architecture are among the best preserved of Southern Italy, with the site's highlights being the three Doric-style temples of the Temple of Neptune, the Temple of Ceres, and the Basilica. An expert guide will accompany you to discover the 2,500-year-old religious architecture on a journey beyond the confines of time. This will be followed by a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, in which the most important examples of Greek art are preserved. Inside the museum you can admire some of the relics that served as decorations for the temples, as well as some of the most beautiful painted tombs of Campania. The Tomb of the Diver, kept in perfect condition, fascinates hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Cilento: Paestum Temples and Mozzarella Experience

5. Cilento: Paestum Temples and Mozzarella Experience

Discover with us the most beautiful city of the ancient Greek era 500 BC. and stop at lunch time with the visit of the typical Campania Buffalo Dairy and the Mozzarella cheese tasting. We start our tour at the archaeological park and museum of Paestum. Here you can admire an important collection of finds, including vases and weapons, grave goods and frescoed tombstones. The slab from the Tomb of the Diver is beautiful, a unique example of Greek painting from the classical age and from Magna Graecia. We move on to the splendid archaeological area of the Temples of Paestum. Surrounded by an almost totally preserved wall and interspersed with 28 towers with a square and circular plan, arrived in excellent condition, the Temples of Paestum are considered unique examples of Magna Graecia architecture. The three Doric temples built in the two urban sanctuaries of Paestum are dedicated respectively to Hera and Athena. At the end of the visit we will reach the farm for a visit to the dairy and a tasting of mozzarella. The Tour of the Temples of Paestum is a full-day itinerary in the Archaeological Park of Paestum dating back to the ancient Greek era 500 BC. At lunch time we move to the typical Campania Buffalo Dairy to visit and have a mozzarella tasting. Return to the station at the established time and return journey. Program from Salerno 10:30 Departure from Salerno Piazza della Concordia 10:30 11:30 am Arrival in Paestum and meeting with the Guide and start of the Tour 2.30 pm Guided tour of the farm and tasting of mozzarella 16:00 Departure from Paestum for Salerno 17:00 Arrival in Salerno Piazza della Concordia from/to Amalfi Coast For participants from the Amalfi Coast, all our guests will have skip-the-line tickets for the ferry to/from Salerno included in the price Notes: - Shared tours departure are guaranteed with the minimum number of 6 partecipants reached - Scheduled times may vary

Paestum Archaeological Tour: 3-Hour Private Exploration

6. Paestum Archaeological Tour: 3-Hour Private Exploration

Explore Paestum's Heritage: "3-Hour Private Tour". Embark on a journey into ancient Magna Graecia with our "Paestum in Depth: 3-Hour Private Tour." This exclusive experience unveils the rich historical and cultural treasures of Paestum. Our private tour is meticulously designed for an intimate exploration of Paestum. For three hours, our expert guide dedicates undivided attention to bring this ancient city's stories and secrets to life. Delve deeper into Paestum's wonders during this ideal three-hour duration, perfect for history enthusiasts and cultural aficionados seeking in-depth exploration. Skip the lines with our priority entrance tickets, granting direct access to Paestum's archaeological gems, saving you time and hassle. Stroll through the remarkable archaeological park, housing some of the world's best-preserved Greek temples. Marvel at the grandeur of structures like the Temple of Hera, Neptune, and Ceres, each narrating a unique tale of Greek architecture and mythology. Our tour also includes a visit to Paestum's museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts. A highlight is the renowned "Tomb of the Diver," an exquisite fresco symbolizing the journey from life to death—a masterpiece of Greek art. Immerse yourself in Paestum's past with our Paestum in Depth private tour. Book your experience today!

From Naples: Paestum Tour with train

7. From Naples: Paestum Tour with train

Welcome to your extraordinary journey from Naples to Paestum, an experience that will take you through the centuries, guided by a passionate tour guide. Board the train of history and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. Our journey begins with an exciting train ride from Naples. With comfort and relaxation, you'll traverse the picturesque landscapes of Campania, anticipating the wonders that await you in Paestum. Upon arrival, a knowledgeable local guide will be ready to greet you. With their in-depth knowledge, they will lead you through the archaeological area, unveiling secrets and stories hidden behind every ancient column and ruin. We start with the majestic Temple of Neptune, where you can sense the ancient call of the sea deities. The guide will transport you into a world of myths and legends, turning every stone into a living page of history. We continue towards the Temple of Ceres, immersing ourselves in the magical atmosphere of a place that was the center of ancient rituals and celebrations. Every step is a journey into the past, an opportunity to connect with the roots of ancient Paestum. The Temple of Hera welcomes us with its grandeur, while the guide highlights the extraordinary skill of the ancient architects who created these wonders. History takes shape under the blue sky of Campania. Our journey continues with a visit to the Museum. The guide will lead you through the halls, emphasizing the beauty and significance of this work of art, which speaks of life and death in ancient Paestum. In this comprehensive experience, you won't just see but live the history of Paestum. The return train to Naples will carry indelible memories of a journey that has spanned the ages, supported by the passion of a guide who has made every moment unique. Have a great journey into the heart of ancient Campania!

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5.0
(16 reviews)

Super positive experience, Ivan guided us for two hours to discover the archaeological site and the nearby museum which houses the finds from the excavations. It was a parallel journey: the first through the history of the site and the peoples who came here, the second, even more interesting, in the archaeological history of the area, of modern excavation techniques and analysis of the finds, with concrete examples of excavations in which he himself participated. Two hours that flew by thanks to Ivan's enthusiasm and professionalism and his ability to communicate even complex aspects in a simple way. I certainly recommend this guide to those looking for an alternative point of view to discover this site and to those who want to learn about scientific aspects that are not present in tourist guides.

We really enjoyed the visit. The place is not very famous as Pompei is eg but it is totally worth it and it’s same or even more impressive. We really liked how Mario explained the tour, in our opinion one of the best guides ever :) In short- a highly recommended visit

The tour was very interesting. Our guide, Mario, was very enthusisatic which kept it entertaining. He also asked if we had questions. He was very knowledgeable.

Mario guided us to discover Paestum with great competence and friendliness. The organization is excellent. Thank you. Daniele and Paola

excellent organisation. Congratulations to the guide Mario from Askos. made notable historical connections