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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Dating from the 6th and 5th century BC, these massive temples are great examples of the Doric building order. They look amazing at the site. You can wander around and even in the structures themselves. The museum nearby shows these temples when they were finished. The colors used on the temples have long gone. And the wooden roofs are no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Greek temples at Paestum are magnificent and beautifully preserved. We visited three different sites in Sicily for temples and while they too were impressive, have to say, Paestum rates just as highly, although Selinunte, (very few people visiting here), is still the personal favourite, with Paestum second. Paestum has three more bonuses over the Sicilian sites, there are no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip and so glad that we made the journey to see the temples. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This place is unbelievable! For the history buff, it is not to be missed. Very large site, several temples in excellent condition.

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