Paestum

Highly recommended
Paestum was discovered by chance in 1750 during the construction of a road in the area. Founded by the Greeks in around 600 BC, the ruins are now sheltered by cypresses and oleanders and have a melancholic charm that is typical of Ancient sites. Unlike Pompeii, it was malaria rather than a natural disaster which forced the inhabitants of Paestum to abandon their city towards the end of the Roman Empire. The town is now a popular seaside resort once more.

Useful information

Phone:

+39 0828 811023

Price:

10 €

Opening hours

daily except 1 and 3rd Mon of the month 8.45am-2hrs before dusk

Nearby tourist attractions

Pæstum Museum Pæstum Museum
Pæstum Museum
Paestum
2:00
Small underground temple
Small underground temple
Paestum
0:30
Temple of Hera Temple of Hera
Temple of Hera
Paestum
1:30
Pæstum's Forum Pæstum's Forum
Pæstum's Forum
Paestum
0:30
Temple of Neptune Temple of Neptune
Temple of Neptune
Paestum
1:30
Basilica of Pæstum Basilica of Pæstum
Basilica of Pæstum
Paestum
1:00
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