Private guided experience of Paestum Archaeological Site

Private guided tour of Paestum Archaeological Site in Cilento area

2 h
Walking Tours
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Accesible

Guided visit to the archaeological historical site of Paestum

With this private tour you will explore Paestum, a remarkable archaeological site located in Southern Campania, that houses the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. The guided tour includes both the diggings, where you will admire the ancient ruins and artifacts, and the Archaeological Museum.

Private guided experience of Paestum Archaeological Site highlights: 

  • Discover Paestum, one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy
  • Admire the imposing Greek temples, the best preserved in the world
  • Explore the ruins, the amphitheater, the forum and other amazing places
  • Visit extraordinary finds in the Archaeological Museum of Paestum
  • A guided tour that will let you to discover an enchanted corner of Campania

In the northern part of Cilento, in Campania, there is Paestum, one of the main centers of Ancient Greece and one of the most precious archaeological pearls in Italy.

Discover the origins of Paestum with a guided tour

The establishment of the city dates back to 600 BC, when the Greeks settled in this area and founded a city called Poseidonia, which soon became one of the most active in Campania. In 273 BC the Romans found a colony, changing the name of the city with the current one. During the Roman Empire, Paestum had a long and gradual decline, up to a total abandonment in the eighth century because of floods.

Admire the temples and ruins of Paestum with a private tour

You can admire the stunning ruins of the ancient and glorious Greek-Roman city, beautifully preserved over the centuries. The itinerary includes three Doric temples of the fifth century BC (among the best preserved in the world): the Temple of Neptune, the Temple of Poseidon and the Temple of Ceres. In addition, you can visit the amphitheater and the forum, which was the center of social and economic life of the city.

An unforgettable tour dedicated to archeology

The excellent state of preservation of the ruins of Paestum makes them one of the best examples in the world, so that the entire archaeological area of the city has been included in the UNESCO heritage. A short distance from the archaeological complex there is the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, which houses artifacts dated from the seventh century BC including valuable evidence of everyday items, arts and crafts. A must-visit to discover the origins of Paestum.

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