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Description: Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from 600...
Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from 600 B.C. It was abandoned for centuries, but the remarkably well-preserved Greek temples were excavated in the mid-18th century.
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A sleepy place with barely a soul around...and yet some of the most impressive preserved ruins anywhere. Stroll around the site and then absolutely take in the amazing Museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A sleepy place with barely a soul around...and yet some of the most impressive preserved ruins anywhere. Stroll around the site and then absolutely take in the amazing Museum reflecting this attraction. Modern, well presented and worthy, the museum brought the ruins alive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Having been to the Amalfi coast on previous occasions I never made it to here - I am so glad on this trip that I took the time to explore . If you've seen the temples in Sicily then this is better as you get a great feel for the way that people lived at the time. You won't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nothing to add. Just go for it. I got there by car so I suppose you should ask for directions. I reckon there is a train station nearby. Worth it!!!

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Having seen Herculaneum and Pompeii, this was a wonderful site. There were no crowds : the only things to be heard was the breeze, the birds and the cicadas. This enabled ones imagination to explore the beautiful site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This place is incredible. I actually kind of prefer it to Pompeii, although it seem unfair to compare them because this is a Greek site, not Roman. The temples are absolutely incredible - so huge and well presevered. It's truly amazing to see them standing, rather than just staring at lower foundations trying to imagine what's going on. Relaxed site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

DO IT! Awesome, majestic. I can't think of enough words to describe the experience. We spent about 2 or 3 hours at the museum and ruins, mostly the ruins. It even poured down rain for about a half hour, but it was welcome because it was about 95° even in the late afternoon. It cost us a 180 euro private... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Much larger site than I expected, the temples are very impressive. Go and see, a hidden surprise. Could spend a few hours wandering around easily.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Amazing to see these huge Greek temples in Italy! You can sit and have a meal at the on site restaurant while gazing incredulously at these monuments. For the same ticket you also get entrance into the museum which is full of ancient discoveries.

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Family visit and well worth the trip. We had a hire car so easy to get to from the Amalfi coast (be very brave on the coast road!!! I have close to a million miles driving experience and it was still hairy!). Back to Paestum... only half the site is visible as the road cuts it in half but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When I told people I was off to see Greek temples in Italy they laughed! He who laughs last laughs loudest! Simply phenomenal. Something so ancient and yet almost perfectly preserved. We took an hour train from Naples in torrential rain. We walked 10 minutes from the station and arrived soaked to the undies having not brought a jacket to... More 

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