Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Campania  /  Province of Salerno  /  Capaccio-Paestum  /  Paestum  /  Historic Sites  /  Paestum Ruins

Paestum Ruins, Paestum

(4.7/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Paestum itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Paestum

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Paestum by other users

8 days in Casalnuovo di Napoli & Province of Salerno BY A USER FROM HUNGARY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Province of Salerno BY A USER FROM ITALY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM KENYA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA November, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The vision of the temples is an unspeakable emotion, old buildings that rise with body size into the sky in their solitude and perfection. Underline our littleness toward history and cultural value that the whole valley. A wonderful day and an experience not to be missed. the temples were enhanced by better organization and by night lighting
    View original
  • Fantastic historical records preserved almost intact. Also the environment is well preserved. Congratulations to all those who care for these amazing places. Not to be missed.
    View original
  • Lovers of Archeology and history cannot be separated from this visit: the Archaeological Park is perfectly usable and the Museum, recently organization, is definitely not to be missed, thanks to great guides.
    View original
Google
  • 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.