Our most recommended things to do in Paestum

Campania Artecard: 3 - 7 Day or Gold 365 City Pass

1. Campania Artecard: 3 - 7 Day or Gold 365 City Pass

Purchase the Naples & Campania Artecard for access to over 40 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including Ruins of Pompei, Herculaneum, National Archaeological Museum, Madre, Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino, Royal Palace of Caserta, Paestum, and the Archaeological Museum of Capua. Enjoy free admission to many museums or sites and discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. Explore the city as you travel for free on the Naples and Campania regional public transportation network (UnicoCampania public transport system). Visit your chosen cultural sites, selecting freely from the following list, and receive a discount of up to 50% from the other sites on: • Parco Archeologico di Pompei • Parco Archeologico di Ercolano • Museo Archeologico Nazionale • Palazzo Reale di Napoli • Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte • Reggia di Caserta • Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum • Palazzo Reale di Napoli • Certosa e Museo di San Martino • Madre_Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina • Museo Pignatelli Cortes • Museo Duca di Martina • Museo civico di Castel Nuovo • Castel Sant'Elmo • Parco Archeologico di Oplontis • Scavi di Oplontis • Scavi di Stabia • Scavi di Boscoreale ed Antiquarium • Parco Archeologico di Baia • Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei nel Castello di Baia • Anfiteatro Flavio • Parco Archeologico di Cuma • Museo Archeologico dell'Antica Capua • Museo dei Gladiatori • Anfiteatro Campano • Mitreo • Parco Archeologico di Paestum • Certosa San Lorenzo • Parco Archeologico di Elea Velia

Paestum: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist with Tickets

2. Paestum: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist with 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

3. 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. It then returns comfortably to Naples by the same train.

Paestum: 2-Hour Greek Temples & Archaeological Museum

4. 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

5. 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.

Paestum Tour: Best Preserved Temples in the World (UNESCO)

6. Paestum Tour: Best Preserved Temples in the World (UNESCO)

Paestum is an ancient city of Magna Grecia called by the founders Poseidonia and later Paestum by the Romans in honor of Poseidon, but very devoted to Athena and Hera. Explore the archaeological park and revel in the archaeological treasures found in Paestum. The guided tour will take you to admire three temples, the first, that of Hera, also called Basilica is the oldest, in Doric style, with impressive dimensions (twenty-six meters wide and fifty-five in length). Later you will visit the largest temple, that of Poseidon also called Neptune, comparable to the temple of Zeus in Olympia, a majestic wonder in Doric style built in 460 B.C.E. The tour continues with the discovery of the third temple, that of Ceres, the Sanctuary dedicated to Athena, of a more modest but equally exceptional size. Along the Via Sacra there will be the opportunity to see the Roman Forum and the Amphitheater. After the ruins of Paestum, the tour will end at the National Archaeological Museum, where you can admire the thirty-three metopes of the temple of Hera Argiva, the statue of Zeus, the crater with the rat of Europe and the famous tomb of the diver: a tomb of five limestone slabs in local travertine plastered and decorated with parietal painting of a figurative subject, realized with the fresco technique.

Cilento: Paestum Temples and Mozzarella Experience

7. 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

Villa Cimbrone in Ravello and Amalfi Coast from Rome

8. Villa Cimbrone in Ravello and Amalfi Coast from Rome

Start your day off with a visit to Villa Cimbrone. With its immense gardens and dreamlike views, this villa offers the most memorable view of the Amalfi Coast. In the distance, you can admire the profile of the Cilento Mountains and next to it, the plain on which the ancient city of Paestum was built. The main path, Viale dell'Immenso, includes a pergola, which is most noticeable in summer with the white and blue of the wisteria in full bloom. The gardens themselves are adorned with temples and statues that confer a classic touch. On your way through the gardens, you will see: The Statue of Ceres, The Poggio of Mercury, Temple of Bacco, Eve Cave, a copy of the Statue of David, Roses Terrace, and the "Tea Room", a rectangular garden next to the rose garden that includes a Moorish style gazebo. After this visit and a break, in the afternoon your guide will drive you to Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is known for being the land of the orange blossoms and lemon trees, the saltiness of the marvelous beaches and the wildest Mediterranean scrub, all arranged in a vertical manner, together with the houses overlooking the sea and hidden in the maze of picturesque alleys. The first town you will visit will be Amalfi, the town that gives its name to the Costiera, which is located at the mouth of the Valle dei Mulini. It looks like a cluster of white houses, clinging to the rock and connected by covered alleys and stairways. At the center of the main square dominates the Cathedral of Sant'Andrea with the spectacular staircase, the bell tower in Arab-Norman style and the suggestive Cloister of Paradise.  Then, you will enjoy the town of Positano, one of the most famous places on the Amalfi Coast, known for its winding staircases and the whitewashed houses that follow the natural course of the mountains, creating a vertical landscape. Appreciated by artists and jet-setters since the early post-war period, the town is famous for the production of leather sandals and cotton and linen clothes, for the beautiful 19th and 20th century buildings and postcard landscapes. 

From Naples: Paestum Day Trip with Mozzarella Tasting

9. From Naples: Paestum Day Trip with Mozzarella Tasting

Experience everything Paestum has to offer in this day trip from Naples. Explore an ancient Greek town, see stunning Greek temples, and learn how local farmers produce their famous mozzarella. End your day with a delicious tasting of local buffalo mozzarella. Meet your driver outside your Naples accommodation and head to Paestum on the beautiful Cilento Coast. With its three ancient Greek Doric temples, Paestum is a center for Greek history lovers. Admire the oldest two temples dedicated to the goddess Hera and the newest ruin built for Athena. Enjoy some free time in Paestum. At the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, you can find sculptures, tomb paintings, and artifacts recovered from the Greek ruins. The Museum also hosts several stunning metope relief panels depicting ancient Greek life and artwork from the mysterious Tomb of the Diver. Rejoin your driver in the van, and drive to a local farm famous for its buffalo mozzarella. At the farm, learn how the farmers produce their delicious cheese with traditional techniques and different types of milk. Finish your tour with a tasting of creamy buffalo mozzarella.

Cilento's Wine Tour: Discover the Secrets

10. Cilento's Wine Tour: Discover the Secrets

Commence this delicious outing with a complimentary pickup from your guide. You will meet your driver/guide at Paestum railway station before taking the scenic drive to your first vineyard.  Upon arrival at the vineyard, your knowledgeable farmer guide will share with your their wisdom for how the vineyard is maintained and what is involved with grape selection and the processing of the harvest. At the end of the experience your questions will be welcomed if you desire to know more.  After the vineyard tour, you will have the opportunity to taste excellent products made on this very vineyard. You will sample Cilento wines like Fiano Cilento DOP and Aglianico Cilento DOP. In addition to the wine, you'll also get to pair them with delicious sausages and cheese to complete the experience. This tour will uncover the secrets of Italian wine making.

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The tour was really amazing! The transfer worked great, from and to the train station in Paestum. Then we were shown and explained one of the vineyards, as well as the manufacturing process. Afterwards we were able to taste 4 exquisite wines plus grappa and liqueur, along with selected regional specialties. It was wonderful, thanks to our amazing guide! We can recommend this tour to every wine lover.

Lucia was our guide. She is wonderfully knowledgeable and passionate about the history of legacy of Paestum We are a family of 6 with both children and older adults, it was a hot day, and in a matter of several hours she provided us with a detailed and extremely satisfying visit. We very much enjoyed our time with her and are grateful.

The guide Vissia was very attentive, courteous and knowledgeable. Thanks to her we were able to discover the secrets of the site. The only very small flaw is on the correct indication of the meeting point which can be easily confused.

Activation wasn't seamless, but after that and handcrafted instructions, it's simple to use. I don't know how, but somehow everyone (city/metro employees) knows about the metro pass. Made our trip easy.

Very useful and easy to use. Only comment is that you have to Login each time when you left the App. Maybe to put option to remember user and password.