Archaeological Park of Paestum, Paestum

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The well-preserved Archaeological Park of Paestum date back to the first half of the sixth century and were dedicated to the goddess Hera and god Poseidon. Opposite the site is an archaeological museum. Several companies offer guided tours of the temples. Using our online itinerary creator, Paestum attractions like Archaeological Park of Paestum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A truly impressive site To be honest, on jy furst visit to Naples, I did not considered to visit Paestum due to the distance Wrong. Everyone must visit Paestum, at least after Pompei You take the....  more
    A truly impressive site To be honest, on jy furst visit to Naples, I did not considered to visit Paestum due to the distance Wrong. Everyone must visit Paestum, at least after Pompei You take the....  more »
  • Paestum used to be an essential stop in the Grand Tour of Europe, and it is an awe inspiring place that should definitely be on any tour of the South of Italy 
    Paestum used to be an essential stop in the Grand Tour of Europe, and it is an awe inspiring place that should definitely be on any tour of the South of Italy  more »
  • Three buildings over 2500 years old stand in the ancient town of Paestum. Founded by the Greeks this is really worth a visit. We were very much impressed. Especially the condition which there still... 
    Three buildings over 2500 years old stand in the ancient town of Paestum. Founded by the Greeks this is really worth a visit. We were very much impressed. Especially the condition which there still...  more »
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  • A trio of some of best preserved Greek temples (pre-Roman) in the world. Is it worth visiting? A resounding yes. Best way to get there is by train from Naples (fastest train is about 1h each way). Train station is an easy walk from the ruins. The museum is also interesting , a magnificent collection of funerary frescoes that are worth seeing.
  • Fantastic location, with three standing temples built by the Greeks. It makes you feel as if you were in a 2000 year old Roman city. Excellent free audio guide. Less crowded than other archeological parks like Pompeii. We did not know of Paestum and it was a great discovery.
  • Great and exceptionally well preserved collection of Greek temples, including one Archaic period temple (devoted to Hera) and two from the Classical period (devoted to Athena and Neptune). It is very nice to be able to compare and contrast the different period styles in a single location. They are also a welcome break from the, in my opinion, far less elegant Roman/Etruscan style temples (which, among other key differences, are set on high podia, with porches and colonnades that surround only the porches) seen throughout Italy. As a bonus, there are also plenty of remains from the later Roman city built around and among the more ancient Greek one. Note there are two entrances to this site, including an included museum near the further entrance.
  • Can skip the ticket if you are not much into history stuff. Good place to walk, relax and eat nice pizza. Parking not a big problem
  • Excellent experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the place. Could be more interactive in this day and age. But great all the same

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