Pæstum Museum

Recommended
Among the objects found on the site, there are the metopes, Doric 6C BC bas-reliefs, the tomb of the diver, a rare example of Greek funerary painting: the plunge, an allegory of the passage from life to death, symbolises the jump past the columns of Hercules, the limit of the known world. Finally there is a superb collection of vases and, from the small underground temple, painted Lucanian tombs and a terracotta flower lady used as an incense burner.

Useful information

Address : 

Via Magna Grecia 887

Phone:

+39 0828 811023

Opening hours

telephone for timetable - closed 1st and 3rd Mon of every month

Nearby tourist attractions

Temple of Hera
Temple of Hera
Built at the end of the 6C BC, this
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Small underground temple
Small underground temple
This was undoubtedly a cenotaph devoted
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Temple of Neptune
Temple of Neptune
Magnificently preserved, this Doric
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Pæstum's Forum
Pæstum's Forum
In the centre of the city, a portico and
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Surrounding wall of Pæstum
Surrounding wall of Pæstum
5 km long, this attractive surrounding
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Basilica of Pæstum
Basilica of Pæstum
Th oldest temple in the town (dated to
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