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.
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