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Templi Greci di Paestum

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Address: Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from 600...

Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from 600 B.C. It was abandoned for centuries, but the remarkably well-preserved Greek temples were excavated in the mid-18th century.

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Came to the archaeological park at 8:30 when it is just opening. What an experience it was. I would definitely reccomend coming here early before all the school groups and tour... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Came to the archaeological park at 8:30 when it is just opening. What an experience it was. I would definitely reccomend coming here early before all the school groups and tour bus arrive - you would be the only person there with the great Greek temples. I would also reccomend having a small guide book (5euro from the entrance) which... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This site consists of three fabulous temples (in amazing condition) and the remains of a Roman town and Forum. The Museum is located outside the site - it is very good and should be visited first to help understand the site. There is no free brochure for the site, so we bought a map so that we knew at least... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not yet so popular that tourists overrun the site, - and even a locale for Italian weddings (we were caught in the midst of one) -- Paestum is a site not to be missed if you have a few days in/around Naples and Campania. The Greek temples (three) are in relatively good shape. The setting invites a leisurely walk in... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't want to get up at dawn, so we stayed the night before in Salerno and rented a car for the day from "Sicely by Car." Then we drove along the coastal road (Litoreana?) to Paestum. Three temples to view, plus a museum with the grave of the diver (le plongeur). This was easier to visit than Vesuvius and... More 

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As greek history lover we were expecting a nice site, and we got every thing we expected. The temples are in great condition (given they have been built something like 2500 years ago). The rest of the things in the site are impressive (but some more excavations would probablly add more details. Thr museum gives another perspective to the visit... More 

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We almost didn't make the trip due to logistics getting there....So glad we did. We were in transit between Rome and Pompeii and travelled via train (dragging our suitcase with us). Lots of travel time, and on regional trains and then a 15 minute walk from the train station. When we got there it was amazing! I can't believe it's... More 

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Can't say enough. These Greek temples are rivaled in size and condition ONLY by the Parthenon. The setting is beautiful. The ruins are immaculate and breathtaking. This is a must see in southern Italy. Only Pompeii is a "better" archaeological site, and that's for very unique and obvious reasons.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have past this before, but this was the first time I entered. The ground are very large and one can easily spent an hour here. It is amazingly well kept and it is a must stop if you are close.

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by at this town on the way back from Sicily to Florence by car. When we woke up in the morning and I researched a bit of the city I have learned that this town s famous for tempi greci so off we went. What an amazing site to behold!!!! We were there in February so there was... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Paestum several times since the 1980s and it never fails to impress. Every time I have made an effort to be there when it opens, which has made it a much better experience. The temples in the early morning are simply incredible to see, especially when there is nobody around. By 0900-1000 the tourist and school buses... More 

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