Paestum Ruins, Paestum

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. Using our online itinerary creator, Paestum attractions like Paestum Ruins can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Good experience not to go for many years and have found them to be clean and well kept ... pity that in Italy you pay for everything
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  • There are three temples: the Temple of Hera better known as Basilica from the name that the scholars of ' 700 the cell walls they pinned almost disappearance of pediment. Dedicated to Hera the wife of Zeus. Consists of 9 columns on the fronts and sides 18. The Temple of Ceres or Athena of 500 BC Doric frieze with large limestone blocks. The discovery of various terracotta figurines depicting Athena confirms that wasn't dedicated to Ceres but the goddess of wisdom and arts Athena. Is located on the highest part of the city where you are always erected temples to Athena in Greek cities. The Temple of Neptune or Poseidon is a perfect example of the Doric Temple in Italy and Greece Antiquities. There are also ruins.
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  • I don't know if it is a very visited place, I thought it was wonderful. I had seen the Greek temples of white marble in Greece, here are Greek temples in Golden stone, they are very old and there are two well preserved, not reach the magnificence of the Agrigento.
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  • If you love history, especially Greek or Roman, then this place is for you.. easily accessible by train, from Salerno (45mins -60) the temples are immense, the guide book is helpful, if you have a good sense of direction but there are some boards to explain​, and to be honest if you haven't been to Greece this will be the closest you get. We went quiet late evening in September,. And it was tranquil and peaceful but at 6.30 you do start to get herded out sure if you are really facinted by history give yourself more time.
  • Amazing trip. Far better than i expected. Definitely a must for anyone visiting the area
  • Really remarkable site. The temples are in great condition. Be sure to carry lots of water and a hat in summer! There's no shade and the sun is brutal!
  • Amazing the Greek temples are fantastic and the ruins were fab.great little museum there also.
  • Old world charm with up close access to ruins. Top notch experience
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