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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  • The Guide, an archaeologist, was certainly above average competence preparation and enabling us to admire the exhibits of which has framed the time, location and historical value. Vist
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  • Obviously in Paestum go to see the magnificent temples, however it is worth visiting the Museum (included in the ticket price) especially for the frescoes in the tomb of the diver, with truly ICONIC image of the dip.
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  • Nice interesting Museum with many exhibits and a very exciting path. very interesting educationally useful to be able to make a conscious path between temples
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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.