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Revision as of 16:11, 14 May 2007

Ruins in Paestum

Paestum is in Campania,  Italy.

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Understand

Paestum is a Greek settlement where you can find the best preserved Greek doric temples worldwide. Most of the ancient Greek city has not been excavated yet. Besides three temples, the side has a gymnasium, city wall and tower ruins and plenty of house wall ruins. Part of the site is also a museum showing excavated items such as statues, vases, metalwork, painted grave stones and can be summarised as well impressive.

There is really nothing else at Paestum except fields and fields and fields. If Italy would have had a word in where to find such a site, it would have been somewhere else.

Get in

  • By Train: train goes from Salerno to Paestum station. Read about the unified public transport ticket Campania Unico. Buy your ticket to get out in one of the souvenir shops close to the museum or before you come here. No ticket sale anymore at the station and machine never works.
  • Car
  • Coaches run throughout the Campania regions, especially in Avellino province, picking locals up for various points and taking them to the site for 9 euro return

Get around

  • Walk. From station to historical site about 20 min., from historical site to beach about 30 min.

See

The Temple of Athena
  • Three ancient Greek temples.
  • Museum, especially the frescos of the Grace chamber
  • Buffalo farms

Do

  • Relax at beach

Buy

  • All the souvenirs you forgot to buy anywhere else in Italy, and they are even cheaper then elsewhere.
  • Small fake jumping athlet (from the grave frescos).

Eat

  • Around the museum are plenty of Italian restaurants serving the standard food.
  • At the beach are less atmospheric restaurants.

Drink

Sleep

  • The main international hotel chains have their blocks at the beach.
  • There is a agrocultural farm that rents out beds run by a Belgian.
  • Holiday Village Parco Elena, Contrada Impiso, 84076, +39 0974 841491 (fax: +39 0974 841491), [1].

Get out

  • Train to north or south only.


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