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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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  • Wonderful testimonies in the territories of the ancient Magna Greece founded by the ancient Greeks in southern Italy with temples dedicated to Athena (Ceres), Neptune and it was and with additional works dating back to the Roman Empire, such as the amphitheatre. You should also visit the adjacent Museum. I think it's a site that has nothing to envy to the most famous Valle dei templi of Agrigento.
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  • lovely place. Nestled in a colossal location for history and culture to visit.
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  • Visit the excavations of Paestum was wonderful. I recall a visit from small with all of today's most beautiful temples are still famiglia.....ma ... restored and resplendent even at night ... an unforgettable visit ... don't miss it ...
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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.