Paestum
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  • Paestum: 2-Hour Greek Temples & Archaeological Museum

    1. 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 (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.

  • Cilento's Wine Tour: Discover the Secrets

    2. 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.

  • From Naples: Paestum and Mozzarella Farm Private Tour

    3. From Naples: Paestum and Mozzarella Farm Private Tour

    Embark on the ideal day trip for those seeking authentic, southern Italian sites. Amble around the UNESCO-listed Doric temples of Paestum, then try the region’s prized mozzarella di bufala campana as you admire the buffalo cows that produce it. Your local guide will provide you with a bounty of information regarding the area visited, and you'll have the chance to really get a sense for the food and culture. You can also expect a suite of seriously beautiful views. Get the most out of your experience with this private excursion with a local guide and transport via comfortable Mercedes vehicle.

  • 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.

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

    5. 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. ...

  • Paestum: Guided City Orientation Tour

    6. Paestum: Guided City Orientation Tour

    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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What people are saying about Paestum

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.

Majestic site with 3 main temples on a ventilated area of 5 hectares; very well maintained and preserved; authentic and much less touristy than Pompei. Our French-speaking guide was super passionate, we do not regret our choice, it is our favorite.