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“Glorious!” 5 of 5 stars
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Greek Temples of Paestum
, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Glorious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just wonderful to visit a site so well kept, so untouristy and interesting with a wonderful museum nearby. Dont miss it.

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Livorno, Italy
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“best greek temples of italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The archeological site is very well preserved and in great conditions. No crowds and all the time you need to fall in love with the three ancient doric temples and the ruins of the city surrounding them. To get there is a bit difficult by public transport but it's worth the effort.
take some sandwiches, sit down and breathe; you will feel the world is beautyfull

Visited October 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Breath taking and elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

These temples are a must for any serious visitor to the region. Their longevity with no protection from earthquakes or the wiles of thieves makes them even more remarkable. Their original intention was to inspire awe in visitors and they certainly succeed in doing so today. For tourists staying in Naples or Sorrento, this is an easy journey on the national train service. Not well docemented, it is low cost, clean and easy to use. Get information form main stations, even those non fluent in Italian can interpret the timetables on the walls. From Pompeii to Paestum was €10.40 return, per person ( Oct 2013). The site has a good restaurant and great museum. We shared a pre organised guide with another couple for €35 each and she was fantastic for every minute of the 2 hours.

Visited October 2013
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Renton, Washington
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“Saved by maleria mosquitoes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Saved by the swamps and malaria mosquitoes, this site is one of the best preserved Greek ruins with three magnificent temples, and outlines of an entire city. The adjacent museum contains many excellent artifacts but charges a small entrance fee. The site is within easy walking distance from the train station, but be sure to purchase a round trip ticket before leaving Naples or Salerno since tickets are not sold at the station. Typical souvenir shops and restaurants are located across the road from the site.

Visited May 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Amazon and unexpected bonus to our Southern Italy road trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Found this in a guidebook and thought we just had to do it. Not commercialised like Pompeii but just as amazing. Found it easily as well signposted and parking was hand cheap at €2.50. We were expecting a proper entrance booth and payment as guidebook and website suggested but walked in with no obvious opportunity to pay. Amazing archeological site but info poor as done on paper sheets covered with plastic and faded and disintegrating with time. Lather visitors clearly had electronic tour guides and we would definitely have had these if we had seen where to get them. If you visit I would recommend finding these as loads to see and little info provided otherwise. Well worth an hour or two en route down the coast or as an extension of an Amalfi coast trip. Phenomenal historical site.

Visited October 2013
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