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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  • August 18, 2017
    See, in addition to the site. Graves painted interesting, everyday objects of antiquity, we go back to prehistoric times. Short video on the occupation of the site by Allied soldiers who found metal vases by building the airfield.
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  • August 17, 2017
    After the excavations and temples the Museum has allowed a complete view on the ancient Poseidonia in terms especially of quality of life. All of the exhibits (and not only the diver) is collected in a uniform manner and well presented.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Small and not very informational. Not much information in English. The entrance fee to the museum in included in the entry price for the site.  more »
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  • Very nice relatively small museum, with the metopes of the Heraion Argive (sanctuary of Hera) found nearby. They are situated on top of an inner wall, displayed in the same fashion as if they were on a Greek temple. A lot of graves, including 'la tomba del tuffatore' (The diver's tomb). On the second storey, you'll find the archeological finds of Roman Paestum.

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