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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 magical trip into history

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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We came here after having been at Pompeii last week. Signage is terrible: sunbleached or cracked and unreadable. I really didn't like that the text was written across the long horizontal sign, almost impossible to keep one's place without using a finger to archor the line. The ruins were amazing in themselves and someone is clearly taking care of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Greek temples are the best preserved in the world. It is easy to take the train there from the main train station in Naples (Napoli centrale) to get there. There are many departures and a train station right next to the ruins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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