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Templi Greci di Paestum
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$249.81*
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Half-Day Trip to Paestum
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Paestum
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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.
Vancouver B.c. Canada
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

As well as three of the best preserved Greek temples Paestum offers an incredible look at a past civilization. A whole town is unearthed at this site.

Visited October 2013
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“An interesting site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

The site, cut almost in half by a coach road built in the 18th century, is set among trees (and in season, rose gardens). The three temples, one of which ranks as among the three best preserved Greek temples of the 5th century BC, are in marvelous settings, great for photo opts but access to their interiors is forbidden. One needs some guidance here in order to understand the Roman modification of the site, particularly with reference to the "shrine" which contained the bronze and single pottery vessel on view in the museum. The so-called swimming pool is an interesting, but enigmatic feature.

Visited October 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“An unexpected gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

The site is not very big and can be easily visited in two to three hours, museum included. I have never seen temples like this in a setting so uncrowded! The museum has some fantastic pieces. It is all the better because for us it was unexpected. The tomb of the diver had artistic elements that almost made it look modern. Some of the greek vases were out of this world.

On the negative, the site and museum could improve the display panels. Some had seen better days and most could use better English.

Not much else to do in Paestum but visit the site, go to the beach and maybe hunt for the world's best mozarella di bufala.

Visited September 2013
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Summit, New Jersey
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Very well preserved place with a lot of interesting history as in museum as well as outside on open space.

Visited September 2013
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canada
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“Impressive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The two massive temples in great condition are so impressive. We have been to Athens and Sicily I would say that this is as equally as impressive. In the grounds, one can see a small
amphitheatre ruin. The grounds are extensive and for one entrance fee, guests can go to the
museum across the road and to the temples. Have an ice cream in one of the cafes and view
the ruins. Just magnificent!

Visited September 2013
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