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Address: Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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 glimpse of the past

Paestum and its temples as well as ancient city walls is a fascinating place to visit. Totally different from Pompei, and much quieter too. It is very relaxing to walk round the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Paestum and its temples as well as ancient city walls is a fascinating place to visit. Totally different from Pompei, and much quieter too. It is very relaxing to walk round the old city. The museum opposite is also well worth a visit, with many interesting artefacts on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

An unexpected gem in the middle of no where. My husband and I try to go the less touristy places and I can say that this ranked right up there. Ever twist and turn held a new awe inspiring sight. The temples were beautiful. I strongly reccomend this place if you want to be free of the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Better preserved temples than in Greece. Not many tourists so good to explore. Even our Neapolitan driver had never been but thought it amazing. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Awe inspiring temples at Paestum. It is abit of a hike from Sorrento where we were staying, but well worth the two hour drive with a driver. We spent a good two hours going over the site with an audio guide which was pretty good. The museum adjacent is worth a look, and if you can on the way back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ok, you've been in Positano in March for a few days, not much is open yet and you have done about a trillion stairs already. So what can you do that's a bit different? We took a day trip to Paestum and we're delighted that we did. The temples are so well preserved that it's hard to believe that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is really a magical place the three temples are in wonderful shape. Gives you a appreciation for what the Greeks lived like very well preserved. Must see massive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fantastic Greek temples of Paestum. Close to Paestum train station. I was looking for a shop to get a drink when i turned to be stunned by the beauty of the first temple i saw. All 3 are different and truely magestic. They are seriously big. The compound is littered with ruins and has a great museum. Here you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I am so glad we went in January as I could imagine this place would be very busy. Its an impressive site and larger than I expected. Parking was easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

not much more can be said about this place that has not already been written here. Simply one of the most amazing experiences in life to be walking amongst these centuries old ruins. Going on a sunny winter day was great, very few people to get in the way of your photos. The museum adds to the experience. Very informative.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

we traveled from Positano by SITA to Salerno with luggage, then caught a regional train to Paestum which was all very easy and cheap, to see this beautiful place. Make the effort it's worth it! The next day we cycled from our hotel back to explore and almost had the ruins to ourselves. It was a lovely sunny day and... More 

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