Salerno City & the Greek temples of Paestum

Cultural & Theme Tours in Salerno

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Embark on a tour of the city of Salerno, thought to be one of the most beautiful town in Italy, strolling through the medieval quarter to its remarkable 11th-century cathedral, and then visit the town of Paestum, one of the archeological pearls of Italy. Enjoy a full day with transporation in a modern and comfortable Minivan and let yourself be guided by a local professional guide. Discover the historic center of Salerno in a 2 hours walking tour. After exploring Salerno, you will go to discover the beautiful ancient city of Paestum, one of the main centers of the ancient Magna Greece and one of the precious archeological pearl of Italy.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Centro Storico Salerno, Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaPick up at train's station, port of Salerno, or any accommodation in Salerno, Amalfi Coast or Naples. Arrival at Salerno and start in a 2 hours walking tour. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Duomo di Salerno, Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaThe city's heart, a beautiful medieval quarter, offers a perfect setting for a walking tour, which takes you through its narrow, shop-filled streets, following the medieval urban plan to hit upon some of the stunning historical buildings and religious architecture the city is known for, including the spectacular 11th-century Cattedrale di Salerno, a masterpiece of Norman architecture. In the afternoon spend some time exploring its ancient ruins, including the three ancient Greek temples preserved in the city, and then return to your couch to begin your journey home. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lungomare di Salerno, Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaWalking in the center and heart of the city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Templi Greci di Paestum, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Province of Salerno, CampaniaTrasfer to Paestum and explor with an archeologist the magnificent greek temples of Paestum. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Province of Salerno, CampaniaTemple of Hera II in Paestum (Poseidonia), earlier and still often known as ”Temple of Poseidon” or ”Temple of Neptunus” due to misidentification. This is the more northern and younger of the two temples of Hera in Paestum.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Province of Salerno, CampaniaFounded in the Caesarean period (around 50 BC), it is one of the oldest examples of this kind of buildings.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Temple of Athena, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Province of Salerno, CampaniaThe Temple of Athena or Temple of Ceres (c. 500 BC) is a Greek temple found at Paestum, built near the so-called Basilica which is much larger than it.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Province of Salerno, CampaniaLunch break in a typical restaurant and transfer to the archaeological site of the nearby Paestum, where you can admire the magnificent ancient ruins conserved in the National archaeological museum of Paestum.Drop off at train's station, port of Salerno, or any accommodation in Salerno, Amalfi Coast or Naples.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Guidance and assistance for the entire duration of the tour
  • Transportation by a modern minivan and professional driver
  • All taxes, gas and parking expenses

What’s not included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Admission fees for the archaeological site of Paestum
  • Entry/Admission - Templi Greci di Paestum
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum
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