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Templi Greci di Paestum
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Salerno and Paestum Group Excursion
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Paestum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed December 6, 2012

I actually found this location by accident a few days prior to leaving on our weeklong vacation to Southern Italy. Ruins, Roman and Greek history absolutely fascinates my husband and I. We wanted to show the kids how love for historical places and they had a blast. Definitely do your research prior and if you have any guides (I used Rick Steves self guided tour), use it! You'll leave the site with beautiful pictures and I'm still in awe that we walked on the same roads that the ancient Greeks roamed. Walk across the street to the museum which just sinks in the grandeur that Paestum once was. You're able to take photos without flash so that was a plus. Besides being an ancient site, it also has great historical value if you're a WWII buff. Roam throughout the roman housing areas to see treasures within. (floor mosaics, fountains and general layouts)

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The temples and museum are inspiring. I hate to use the word awesome...but I was truly awestruck! The temples and ruins are gorgeous and so majestic.

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Close to our hotel, awesome ruins and very interesting museum. Easy to walk the whole area, Cute little shops and some little restaurants if you want a break.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We loved our visit to Paestum! The temples are very beautiful, among the best preserved Greek temples, we were very impressed. The site is well laid out with information about the different (fragments of) buildings, houses etc. Originally founded by Greek colonists, Paestum turned Roman in 572 BC, and some Roman buildings overlapped the old Greek ones.
Don't miss the museum with lots of finds from the site, the painted tomb with the famous picture of "The Diver", some lovely bronze vases and a Greek vase depicting the abduction of Europa by Zeus.

Thank Juliadrusilla
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

On our last trip to Itali we decided to make a visit to the Paestum Temples as we had heard quite a few comments from others about them. we did this ourselves and were glad we did. it is a reasonable trip from Sorrento if you work out how to get there .We decided to take the bus from Sorrento to Amalfi. then the bus to Salerno then the train to the temples. the station for the Temples is about a kilometer from the station but all the travelling was worth the effort There is a surprising amount to see there is at least four still standing and are in very good state of preservation it was well worth the long day there and back

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