Paestum and its Greek Temples Private Day Tour from Rome

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The Territory of Paestum The most beautiful tracts of the Tirrenian Coast; the sea, the green and its fascinating traditions make this place a really interesting touristic destination. Here myth and legend coexist. The Temple of the Three Temples, the Temple of Ceres, the Temple of the Neptune, the Amphitheater (a Typical Roman Building), and the Forum are visible. In Paestum there is also a National Archaeological Museum, which includes the Roman history of the city. Here a unique example of Greek painting is kept: The Diver’s Tomb. Another interesting place to visit is the Sanctuary of “Madonna del Granato”, where, even today, a lot of pilgrims from all over the Campania Region come to visit.

Regarding Gastronomy the most popular products are: Mozzarella produced in Paestum, Artichokes and olive oil.

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Duration: 11 to 12 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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The Territory of Paestum The most beautiful tracts of the Tirrenian Coast; the sea, the green and its fascinating traditions make this place a really interesting touristic destination. Here myth and legend coexist. The Temple of the Three Temples, the Temple of Ceres, the Temple of the Neptune, the Amphitheater (a Typical Roman Building), and the Forum are visible. In Paestum there is also a National Archaeological Museum, which includes the Roman history of the city. Here a unique example of Greek painting is kept: The Diver’s Tomb. Another interesting place to visit is the Sanctuary of “Madonna del Granato”, where, even today, a lot of pilgrims from all over the Campania Region come to visit.

Regarding Gastronomy the most popular products are: Mozzarella produced in Paestum, Artichokes and olive oil.

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Stop At: Archaeological Park of Paestum, 84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum Italy

One of Italy’s most majestic sights on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Paestum is a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. After its foundation by Greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later by the Romans. The Lucanians renamed it to Paistos and in turn the Romans gave the city its current name. The ruins of the ancient Greek temples, dating back to the 6th century BC, which are in a very good state of preservation. Doric temples, which are thought to be dedicated to the city’s namesake Poseidon (known to the Romans as Neptune), Hera and Ceres. The Temples of Neptune and Hera are located next to the Southern end of the site, while the smaller Temple of Ceres is at the Northern end.

Duration: 4 hours



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