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Paestum Ruins, Paestum
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The well-preserved Paestum Ruins 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. To visit Paestum Ruins and other attractions in Paestum, use our Paestum itinerary planner.
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  • Paestum is one of the most amazing ancient cities in Europe! Walking on its millenary streets and pathways you can still feel the attraction and glory of this marvellous city - Poseidonia dedicated to...  more »
  • this is a great getaway for a day or 2 from Sorrento, and be sure to see the buffalo farm a few minutes away 
  • Hell of a story. In the sight of the temples you remain speechless. Do not recommend to go there when it's hot and sunny. We took the audioguide for 3 euro, which hands can be heard by more people. The area isn't too big and distracting, so there is neither from walking so much it's hard to get bored. One hour is enough. An entrance marked by signs and from my Navigator corresponds with the entrance of the restaurant Neptune. But having found closed and ' believed to be farlocca or no longer in operation. Then go to the main entrance, you will find along with the car the perimeter of the excavations.
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  • A great place to visit. It's not so well knows as Pompeii, making it not as busy and giving you more room to take pictures and enjoy the location.
  • No tourists, no crowds. Easy, stroller-friendly, walking. Interesting museum. Very well preserved ruins.
  • Absolutely magnificent site. Very extensive area with plenty of information boards in English as well as Italian. Lots of interesting ruins including the forum and amphitheatre but the highlights are the Temples which are beautifully preserved. Very peaceful when we were there even though it was a Saturday afternoon.
  • Best Greek ruins outside of Greece. They really are well maintained and very accessible, especially if you are going to the Amalfi coast anyway. I highly recommend the day trip.
  • The place "must see". Touch the 2000 years old stones, feel the history of human race.