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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum

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Address: Via Magna Grecia 919, 84063 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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+39 0828 811023
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Paestum Greek Ruins Private Tour
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Guided Visit to the Greek Temples in Paestum and Bufala Mozzarella's Bio Farm...
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Salerno and Paestum Day Tour from Sorrento

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Altogether marvelous--museum and grounds both!

Paestum was on my bucket list and had been since I learned about the ruins back in the 1970s when I took my first art history course. Done a lot more art history since then... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paestum was on my bucket list and had been since I learned about the ruins back in the 1970s when I took my first art history course. Done a lot more art history since then. We drove from our rental in Salerno--easy junket, about an hour, but our GPS got really confused and brought us in from some street other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A larger museum than initially expected. Ensure you allow almost an hour and see the Diver's Tomb as well as the sections on the history and archeological findings from Paestum. There are areas with English, but not all. Mainly an archeological museum with history of the site. Additionally, interesting paintings and illustrations of Paestum over the centuries and how depicted... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Absolutely brilliant. The grounds are brilliantly maintained and in absolutely fantastic condition. This is a must see Greek Archaeological site in Europe. Its temples are just brilliant. If you have been to Athens this will blow your mind in comparison. You are so close to the beautiful buildings. I can't say enough about it. I absolutely loved it. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was not aware of the ruins until planning a visit to the Amalfi Coast. Paestum was well worth a visit. The ruined Greek temples are spectacular. I toured the site in the late afternoon and there were very few other visitors. It's quite a contrast compared with sites in Rome. It was a peaceful and restful visit. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Paestum has three wonderful and very well preserved ancient temples in the Doric order, from ca 600 to 450 BC. Also the city walls and amphitheatre are amazing, as well as paved roads and the mosaics on the floors of the building ruins. The is also a national museum with its fantastic Tomb of the Diver - definitely worth a... More 

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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is a lovely, easy walk through the outdoor grounds. The temples are impressive. The remains of the town and homes are interesting if you know what you are looking at however, the signage/explanations are poor to non-existent. The weather made it a lovely day for a stroll through the ruins. Lunch at one of the nearby restaurants was nice.... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The temples are very nice to visit. The museum however is not so nice. Most texts are only in Italian and the many lights lighting the objects were not working. Some info panels were just badly designed (like white text on a light green background)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Paestum is fantastic but often overlooked due to Pompeii and Herculaneum being up the coast. There are three Greek temples still standing and my other interesting ruins to explore. The museum is also outstanding with many works of art from this period of Greek occupation of Southern Italy. There are tours available but we decided to explore on our own.... More 

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familyfour85
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It was so fascinating to see these temples still standing in their original stone. Earthquakes, wars, invasions. These temples remain a symbol of the workmanship, intelligence and magnificence of the Greeks.

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Zele, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Nice museum, but unfortunately, a lot of info is only in Italian. Worth a visit, though, especially for the beautiful fresco's.

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