Archaeological sights in Paestum
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A Unesco World Heritage site, these temples are among the best-preserved monuments of Magna Graecia, the Greek colony that once covered much of southern Italy. The temples were rediscovered in the late 18th century, but the site as a whole wasn’t unearthed until as late as the 1950s. Lacking the mobs of tourists that can detract from the atmosphere at better-known archaeological sites, there is a wonderful serenity about the place. Take sandwiches and prepare to stay a while. If you are visiting in springtime, the temples are particularly stunning, surrounded by meadows of scarlet poppies and wild flowers.
Buy your tickets in the museum, just east of the site, before…