Paestum Tour: Best Preserved Temples in the World (UNESCO)
- Private group
- Duration: 2 hours
Purchase the Naples & Campania Artecard for access to over 40 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including Ruins of Pompei, Herculaneum, the Catacombs of Saint Gennaro and Saint Gaudioso, National Archaeological Museum, MADRE, Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, The Bourbon Tunnel, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino, Royal Palace of Caserta, Paestum, and the Archaeological Museum of Capua. Enjoy free admission to 2 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 & Campania regional public transportation network (UnicoCampania public transport system).
Apart from saving a bit of money having the 3 day pass makes travel and entry into sights so easy and safe. Just one card to keep in your pocket and not having to keep getting a wallet out to pay a few euros for a Metro or train. We also bypassed queues for entry to Pompeii. Well worth it.
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 (no...
It was a fantastic tour, our guide was so thoughtful and took the time to really explain the historical significance of what we were seeing. It was an amazing experience and I truly hope that we get the chance to see this again someday because one day just wasn't enough to absorb so much history and beauty.
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.
After meeting your guide at the tour meeting point, you'll travel by van or car to the city of Capaccio Paestum. There you can discover the stories and curiosities of this magnificent area. The area of Capaccio Paestum is very interesting. It is a city rich in history and legends, many of which you will discover throughout this tour. Your driver and guide will answer your questions as you travel, helping to make your trip unique. You'll see the walls of Paestum, stopping to admire the breathtaking panorama of the belvedere of the Madonna del Granato. In Beldvedere Square there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna del Granato, which you will discover dates back to the 10th century A.D. Throughout your tour you will also have a break discover the buffalo farms and taste some iconic buffalo mozzarella.
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