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Address: Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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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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Most people don't know this area even exists

great, easy day visit to amazing ruins. Not as elaborate as Pompeii but it's totally worth a visit if you're passing through. Especially if you're lucky enough to stop for lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great, easy day visit to amazing ruins. Not as elaborate as Pompeii but it's totally worth a visit if you're passing through. Especially if you're lucky enough to stop for lunch at Nonna Sceppa and perhaps a visit at Tenuta Vanullo for some freshly made buffalo mozzarella (need to reserve your mozzarella in advance otherwise they run out fast). Assuming... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came right after the museum opened and did that, then Spent the rest of the day walking the ruins with the audio guide. Excellent. A Little known fact, this site was abandoned for a thousand years due to swamp and mosquitos and disease. So the common plundering of the stones was minimalized. That's why you will see the most... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering how close this is to the volcanic activity of Vesuvius, it is quite amazing that these remains are so well preserved. The temples are awe-inspiring, and the museum should not be missed.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum. Worth looking at to enjoy the ruins. I found these to be as good, yet very different, as Pompeii.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our trip with Tredy Tours who provided and excellent local guide, Adele. She met us at the museum and spent about two hours with us. First, she introduced us to the site through a guided tour of the museum. Following this, she gave us a guided tour of the site. Adele grew up in the area so had... More 

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Piedimonte Etneo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never knew Paestum was so exciting. We spend the entire day experiencing the ancient history and ruins. Was not aware it was a very important stronghold during WWII. Very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Escape crowded tourist trap Pompeii and see these incredible Greek temples! These were definitely the highlight of my trip to Southern Italy. The site and museum are just right for a visit - not overcrowded and they are unforgettable. Do not miss them and they are well worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Paestum (City of Poseidonia (Poseidon)) is an archaelogical site of an ancient Greek and later Roman city - the preservation of the three massive temples dedicated to Neptune, Hera and Athena is amazing. It's 30 miles southeast of Salerno, Italy. We were on a cruise and in the morning were taken to Salerno by the shuttle bus. We then caught... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We visited paestum a few times and loved it both in the day and at night! Make sure to have your camera with you, we run out of space from taking too many pictures!

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Ostuni, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We arrived without any idea of the scale of the site and were amazed at the site. The three temples have to be the best preserved in Europe and I have been to many in Turkey,Greece and Cyprus. The museum is looking a little tired and could do with an upgrade, but in times of hardship I guess temples come... More 

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