Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Paestum
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Once an ancient Greek city founded by colonists, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum touts three well-preserved temples dedicated to Hera and Poseidon. The Doric columns that once held the roofs stand tall, though only a portion of the roofs remain. The city's defensive walls of the city are partially standing, along with 24 square watchtowers. Four of the original 28 towers were destroyed when the addition of an 18th-century road cut the city in two. Wander the ruins freely on your own, but wear comfortable walking shoes for the dusty terrain. Before you head to Paestum, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paestum vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Paestum has to offer, including Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum.
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  • Museum at the level of a Museum in a major European capital. With one ticket you can access this Museum and the Archaeological Park of Paestum.Il most valuable piece is the magnificent tomb of the diver (recently Returned Home after the trip to the Archaeological Museum of Naples), but also a lot of ancient pottery and paintings. Recommended time for visiting 90 '.
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  • Interesting Museum, don't miss the Hall where you can see the tomb of the diver with an explanatory video in Italian and English. A view absolutely recommended.
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  • Paestum has three wonderful and very well preserved ancient temples in the Doric order, from ca 600 to 450 BC. Also the city walls and amphitheatre are amazing, as well as paved roads and the mosaics ...  more »
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  • Good museum. Just strange work time.
  • The archeological complex at Paestum is on my list of "must sees" near the Amalfi Coast. It is worth hiring a driver to get there, or to drive. There are temples and buildings built at various times. The archeological museum has some marvelous artifacts, most notably the Diver. There are some vases as well as the honey that they contained. Worth many hours of wandering. Be careful, the woman dressed in a toga wants money to have her photo taken.
  • amazing! well worth a visit, highly recommended
  • Show! Not only worth going, I'd say mandatory to go. Cleanliness, order and respect for the works of art. Also the prices are adequate.
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  • Very beautiful temples, nice Museum. Focuses all in Pompeii, but minor archaeological sites like this and the villas of stabia are high, very high standard. Paestum is worth a visit, no less, and launch a provocation, but are preserved and presented the archaeological remains, in some ways even better than the Acropolis!
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