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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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We have been to all the great Greek ruins and this one holds it own with the others. Very easy to navigate and interesting

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to all the great Greek ruins and this one holds it own with the others. Very easy to navigate and interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family packed a picnic and enjoy the grounds. My toddler could run and climb while my husband and I were able to stroll the grounds. Paestum is amazing! Definitely check it out if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins of Paestum are collectively a wonderful site, we had no idea it was so large and contained so many structures. Certainly a worthwhile trip to this site and for us, in cooler and slightly rainy conditions and hardly any other visitors, a treat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We altered our travel plans to add a side trip to Paestum on our drive up to Amalfi. The ruins are incredible and well worth the stop. So much history can be discovered in this one little patch off the beaten path. We felt these temples were equally as impressive as any in Rome or Athens and possibly even in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A massive area. Evenings would seem to be the best time to visit. It's fenced off so you have to buy tickets at the adjacent museum to enter. Allow about an hour or more if you want to linger and have a coffee or meal in view of a large well-preserved Greek temple!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Such an interesting place to visit. Loved it. I highly recommend spending at least 5 hours to visit the museum and see the ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Decided to go off the main roads to view this site. It is impressive. It is well maintained and its history is very interesting. I would never have thought that this was a popular Greek site for both Greeks and Romans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Allow at least 3 hours and prepare yourself with a map and some explanation of the site. Recommend seeing the museum first as some general background as well as specifics on Paestum. We had a map of the area, so we could identify the various archeological sites, Having a guide book or background on the history of Paestum adds to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Maybe people don't know about Peastum only because the tourism sector of it isn't at all advertised. Maybe for the best or not, the point is, I never even know it was so close to Rome to see temples like this still standing. Absolutely breathtaking, totally worth it and the nuseum also was educayional and interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Go and love your day out. Dont forget the museum with tomba del tuffatore. Book on line because sometimes queues can be very long. Careful as the sun can scorch you in the ruins

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