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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  • Do not fail to visit the museum after visiting the temples. The "diver" is magnificent as are many of the other exhibits.  more »
  • The museum is very well done, with very interesting artifacts which are displayed well and add to the experience of the ruins across the street. The design of the museum is modeled after the ruins so ...  more »
  • Near the world-biggest Greek temples Very interesting museum with beautiful ceramics, ancient arms. The large amforas in excellent shape. Most of the items have descrption in Italian and English. Larg...  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.