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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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Experience a Great piece of History!

This is an easy day trip via train from Salerno to Paestum. A comination of Museum and Archeological site visit gives one a wonderful experience of a piece of History. The site... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an easy day trip via train from Salerno to Paestum. A comination of Museum and Archeological site visit gives one a wonderful experience of a piece of History. The site itself is easy to navigate, with good signage at the various points of interest. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was totally amazed by the size and state of these ancient relics of the past. They are lit at night and I would love to return, or spend the night in this isolated area. There were very few tourists so the experience felt wonderful compared to places in Rome, or other big cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

... it to chance. Particularly since everyone's heard of Pompeii. It was only through looking for something to see on the way to Capri and the Amalfi Coast from mid-Calabria that we found this absolute jewel of a place. Try googling the images of it first to get an idea of what you'll find. Then multiple by three (there are... More 

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Pafos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have to say that it was the first time for me in Paestum. The place is out of the normal roads and therefore you must plan to go there, otherwise no chances to fall in by case. That's why I suppose there are so few visitors in a place which has the most beautiful and best preserved greek temples... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Paestum is a nice little place to spend an hour or two. There are the three temples and a few remnants of other ancient ruins, plus a rather interesting museum. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it if I were just visiting Naples for a few days, but if you are here for longer it is probably... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I did not know this place existed till we visited the site as part of a southern Italian tour. It is brilliant – a wonderful museum (didn't do a separate review of this as you would be mad not to do both) and a superb physical site that is excellent because it is not reconstructed. A combination of Greek (around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Three amazing Greek temples side by side, beautifully preserved, in a lovely rural setting. There are many other archaeological remains on the site, including an amphitheatre. This is a beautiful site, very atmospheric and pleasantly uncrowded. The museum is also stunning, with many artefacts from the site. Great value at 10 euros for the whole site and museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

An amazing jewel hidden in the southern part of Italy... Not crowded with tourists... And the temples are well preserved... Definitely worth visiting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Paestum is extremely atmospheric, even when it's raining, and manages to be quite serene and beautiful. The temples are the best preserved I've ever seen, better than those in Turkey, and our Guide was quite exceptional. Do pay a visit to the Museum too, and the little church behind it (to the left, round a corner, and not very obvious).

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is very beautiful. It is extremely well preserved. We got the audio guide and found it informative and helpful. Even with many tourist and groups of school kids, it was still possible to have a leisurely and relaxing 'excursion'.

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