Salerno to Paestum Greek Temples, Ruins, Museum: Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Italy

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Explore the ruins of the wonderful 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 are displayed some of the most beautiful artworks of the Magna Greece. Paestum is one of the precious archaeological pearls of Italy, it is 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, became the most popular city of the Magna Graecia.
- Explore archaeological site of Paestum, the best preserved Graeco-Roman city, with a licensed archaeological guide in two hours walking tour.- Admire the three Greek temples dating back to the 6th century B.C.: Temple of Neptune, Temple of Ceres and Basilica, very similar to the Parthenon in Athens (nowhere else can find such tall, elegant and well-preserved Greek temples).- See the city walls and the roman ruins: the comitium (political assembly place), the amphitheater and much more- Visit the fascinating National Archaeological Museum, which has a rich collection of local Greek artworks from the VII century BC. The undisputed highlights of the museum in Paestum are the frescoes of the “Tomb of the Diver” and the red figured Krater of Asteas.

What’s included

  • Guidance and assistance for the entire duration of the tour by a certified archaeological guide
  • Admission fees

What’s not included

  • Transportation
  • Meals