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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 December 2005

We didn't know what to expect when we planned our trip to Paestum, but after reading about it and seeing it in a Rick Steves Europe episode, we knew we had to see it. And we weren't disappointed. It was much more expansive than we...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

great view of first greek colonies in Italy. entering is very confusing as you have to get the tickets at the museum across the street and then enter, where someone that looks like is doing you a favor after paying 10 euro. at least bathroom...More

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All reviews amalfi coast well worth the effort greek ruins day trip amazing site train station awe inspiring roman city ancient history worth the trip doric temples walk around hidden gem adjacent museum century bc guide book across the road
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the trip from the Amalfi coast. Take a car as the drive is fine. Temples rival anything I have seen from Petra to Karnak.

Thank teachercat99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three Acropolis-type temples were forgotten for at least a thousand years because of the growth of a mosquito-ridden swamp and the retreat of the sea. Thus the temples are in wonderful condition and the site which includes the archeological remains of a town is not...More

Thank CarolynScout
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here by train from Napoli Centrale. Trains are roughly every 1.5/2 hours and take 70/75 minutes. The site is an easy 10 minute walk through an arch opposite the station. It’s not large but is well worth the effort. The smallish museum is...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How lucky we are to be able to visit this wonderful site. We found a €3 per day all day park nearby and walked down the avenue to the site. It wasn’t overly patronised at the site which made our visit even more enjoyable. We...More

Thank MissBossyBoots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ruins, with three largely intact temples. At night they are well lit. The museum is very good with English description. Each site has a placard with explanations of the temples. A “must see.”

Thank winefishhoops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For our school trip, we went to visit these splendid Ancient Greek Temples. It was a wonderful experience.. our Tour guide was very helpful. We were captured by the beauty of the great creations, even though some parts are ruined, but the remains was magnificent....More

Thank GleamingLeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a local expert guide to tour the archaeology site, which was a great investment as it added context and history to the three ancient Temples sitting on this site in southern Italy. Located about 1.5 hours south of the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii,...More

1  Thank ItalianTourism-us
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, spectacular.The temples are inspirational. The audio guide was worth the extra 5 euro to get a picture of life in paestum

1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had never heard about Paestum until a friend mentioned it to us. We we already planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast and decided to include Paestum on our plans... What an incredible place!!! The temples are beautiful and very, very well kept. 100%...More

Thank Cris D
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to let the kids run and play while getting to experience ancient history close up.

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Patricia R
18 February 2018|
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Response from Betty08WhiteRock_BC | Reviewed this property |
We got to Paestum via a local bus from the beachside hotel where we stayed (Hotel Olimpico). Afterwards we took the train to Salerno, where there is a primary station and where you can take trains to other destinations such... More
Linda F
16 August 2017|
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Response from GailW3084 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking almost opposite the entrance. Try the cafe next to the gates to the museum. Fantastic salads! The ruins are not walking distance from Paestum town but there are plenty of restaurants and little shops there... More
25 May 2016|
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Response from takafumi_3 | Reviewed this property |
April of 2016, I have been performed using the FS line from Salerno. The fourth station from Salerno is Paestum. Fee is 5.60 euros round-trip. Since the Paestum station is also the possibility of unmanned, I purchased a... More
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