Pæstum Museum

Recommended
The masterpieces in this museum include the metopes (Doric bas-reliefs dating from the 6C BC) and the tomb of the diver, a rare example of Greek funerary painting: the dive, an allegory of the passage from life to death, depicts the leap beyond the columns of Hercules (the present Straits of Gibraltar), 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

Opening hours

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

Nearby tourist attractions

Paestum Paestum
Paestum
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Small underground temple
Small underground temple
Paestum
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Temple of Hera Temple of Hera
Temple of Hera
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1:30
Pæstum's Forum Pæstum's Forum
Pæstum's Forum
Paestum
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Temple of Neptune Temple of Neptune
Temple of Neptune
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Basilica of Pæstum Basilica of Pæstum
Basilica of Pæstum
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