Paestum Ruins, Paestum, Italy


Full day Shore excursion with private transportation.

The Greek side of Campania.

Salerno is situated in a natural bay overlooked by the Castel Arechi, a bright example of medieval architecture. The historical center branches out in many typically medieval alleys; here it is possible to enjoy the ancient story of the city and the old expertise of artisan shops. Walking down the alleys the tourists can discover the St. Matthew Church, the main attraction of the city. With its atrium surrounded on four sides by a portico, the Romanesque entrance “ Porta dei Leoni” and the opulent decorations that  adorn the walls of the sacred site, it’s one of the most beautiful churches in this area.  St. Matthew’s Church speaks volumes about the splendor of the medieval Salerno.

During the Norman period Salerno was in its zenith, culture and economics proliferated. It became a breeding ground for the Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world.

The beautiful seafront deserves a particular mentioning, in fact it is considered one of the charmest seafronts of Italy. It offers a magnificent view over the gulf.

The second part of the tour is the visit of the archaeological site of Paestum. With its three Greek temples Paestum is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the past Paestum was called the town of Poseidonia and it developed as a maritime economical center. Visiting the site is like walking into a time warp. These monuments are best preserved among the “Magna Grecia”monuments. As already mentioned, Paestum had three temples, all close to each other, which is a very impressive sight for the tourists. The biggest one is Poseidon’s temple built on a solid triangular pediment and impressive Doric columns. The so-called Basilica has got  50 intact Doric columns. The last one is called Cerere’s temple, but it was actually dedicated to Athena. Visitors will have the possibility to visit the National Archaeological Museum where treasures are kept, such as sculptures, bas-reliefs and the famous Greek tomb of the Diver “Del Tuffatore”.


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Tour’s Details

Tour type: Transportation based
Duration: 8 hours
Location: Salerno & Paestum
Meet Location: Every port in Campania , client's hotel or other meeting locations
End Location: Every port in Campania , client's hotel or other meeting locations
Transportation method: yes
Activity Level:
Maximum number of People: 7
Kid friendly: Yes. Kids are welcome under patrons supervision
Friendly: No
Departure date:
Children (3-12):
Infant (0-2):
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Tour’s Program

- Every port in Campania, client's hotel or other meeting locations
- Transfer to Salerno and visit of the historical centre, the St. Matthew Cathedral, the alleys and the seafront.
- Transfer to Paestum.
- Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum of Paestum.
- Drop off at the meeting point or other place to be agreed with the customers.
- Guide service for the entire duration of the tour
- Full day transportation by private minivan or sedan and a professional driver including pick up and drop off
- Local taxes fuel and parking expenses
- Admission fees to Paestum
- The site of Paestum is vast and also very exposed with minimal shade, so the use of sunscreen and wearing a hat it is recommended
- Make sure to take plenty of water
- Before the visit of the Paestum ruins it can be possible to organize a lunch stop in a typical mozzarella cheese farm
- The Museum of Paestum is closed on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month and on the 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.

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