Skip the Line Private Tour of Paestum

Private & Custom Tours in Italy

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Enjoy this 2.5 hours private tour of the Archeological ruins of Paestum. You will learn with our local guide about the  civic buildings, the Roman forum and amphitheatre, paved roadways and ruins of residential buildings.At the end of the tour you will go to the museum where you will see the  famous fresco from the 'Tomb of the Diver'
Paestum is a truly enchanting and atmospheric place, and a 'must' on any classical tour of Italy. Just south of the Sorrento peninsula and Amalfi Coast, and a mile inland, this is a haunting archaeological site where three Greek temples stand in the middle of the countryside. Paestum is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   This is an archeological tour and you will visit Paestum ruins and Archeological museum of the ruins. The Archaeological site at Paestum covers a large area and takes as much as two hours to explore thoroughly. A street runs along the railings outside the site and here, in the middle of surprisingly rural surroundings, you'll find a busy little row of souvenir shops. The archaeological area at Paestum covers the heart of the ancient city. The most dramatic sights, which led to the site's rediscovery, are the three Doric temples. Paestum is not all about temples, though. The extensive area which is open to the public includes civic buildings, the Roman forum and amphitheatre, paved roadways and ruins of residential buildings. Pathways are kept clear, but tall grass and flowers drown many of the low walls and tumbled masonry. Visitors can pick their way through overgrown areas for picturesque views and sprawling, half-uncovered Roman and Greek remains   The museum at Paestum is just opposite the archaeological site. The museum also contains paintings and grave goods from tombs in and around Paestum.  You will have the chance to see the most famous of these is the fresco from the 'Tomb of the Diver', a remarkable oddity

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off