Pæstum Museum

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, 84063 Paestum


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