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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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I knew nothing of these ruins before a friend mentioned we should take a day trip there. These may be lesser known but they should not be. Walking the grounds where centuries ago... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Trentola - Ducenta, Italy
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Trentola - Ducenta, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I knew nothing of these ruins before a friend mentioned we should take a day trip there. These may be lesser known but they should not be. Walking the grounds where centuries ago, others lived and worked put me in awe of what is still standing after so many years. Touted as the best preserved Greek doric architecture anywhere in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The museum is wonderful. Don't miss the tomb of the diver with all the insights into the Greek and later Roman settlements

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Swindon, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Hard to believe the temples have stood the test of time and remain in this quality. Having visited many sites in Greece, I have not see any other temples of this quality. The site itself is interesting and you'll need no more than a couple of hours to visit. There is also a small amphitheatre and other ruins to see... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Temples are a must see for anyone staying on The Bay of Naples/Amalfi Coast. I first visited them as a teenager, and thirty years on I was amazed again by their beauty! It was the first visit to Paestum for my Partner, who was equally bowled over by them. They are extremely well looked after, but their setting remains... More 

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Delaware City, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We agree with the other reviewers--the ruins are fabulous! The 3 templates are worth the visit. Don't forget to walk the whole site to see the former Roman city and imagine walking through what little remains of the buildings. Finally, although I initially wanted to skip the museum, it was a very worthwhile visit and I was very excited to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Well, I think most of the reviews here have reviewed this place well. I'd just like to say, if you want to add a touch of adventure to your trip here...walk on the wall surrounding the place...makes for a wonderfully fun and scenic walk...it's a good little walk...and you we didn't run into anybody on it. But, stop in and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Never expected the temples to be in such great condition! Nice site, well keep, with Museum nearby, toilets, restaurants across the street and obviosly...souvenirs shops...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Pompeii during our first week of holiday and then came to Paestum during the second, such a contrast in visitor numbers. Paestum ruins are fantastic and with all that space we were allowed to wonder through the past, great for the kids. Signage is appalling and pretty unreadable which rather lets the site down and the museum with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have seen Greco-Roman ruins in Italy, Greece and Turkey and these were stunning! The area is near the coast and not far from a 1/2 day drive on the Amalfi Coast after touring the ruins. Well preserved and more intact temples then we have seen in the other major cities and worth the visit. The ruins are a beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful site on Sele plain, very few people around, you are allowed to wander anywhere. Temples, amazing, very well preserved, good engineering. Shame, not enough information and lack of illustrative drawings to know how the place was like. 2wanderers.com

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