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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 excarvated 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 excarvated items such as statues, vases, metalwork, painted grave stones and can be summarised as well impressive.
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'''Paestum''' is in [[Campania]].
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==Understand==
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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 excarvated 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 excarvated 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.
 
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.
 
If Italy would have had a word in where to find such a site, it would have been somewhere else.
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==Get in==
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*Train goes from [[Salerno]] to Paestum station.
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*Car
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*Ferry during summer months from [[Salerno]], [[Naples]], [[Positano]], [[Amalfi]]
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==Get around==
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*Walk. From station to historical site about 20 min., from historical site to beach about 30 min.
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==See==
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*Three ancient Greek temples.
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*Museum, especially the frescos of the grace chamber.
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*Buffalo farm of those smelly, Morzarella producing monsters half way to beach
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==Do==
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*Relax at beach
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==Buy==
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*All the souvenirs you forgot to buy anywhere else in [[Italy]], and they are even cheaper then elsewhere.
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*Small fake jumping athlet (from the grave frescos).
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==Eat==
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*Around the museum are plenty of Italian restaurants serving the standard food.
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*At the beach are less athmospheric restaurants.
  
== Getting there ==
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==Drink==
There is a train service from [[Salermo]] that stops at the Paestum station. From here it is a 20 min. walk to the museum and at least as far to anything else.
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== Do ==
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==Sleep==
* Antique Greek settlement ruins
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*The main international hotel chains have their blocks at the beach.
* Beach
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*There is a agrocultural farm that rents out beds run by a Belgian.
  
Besides the historical site, the accompanying restaurants (cheap!) and souvenir shops (do all your Italy souvenir shopping here, including all the Rome and Northern Italy stuff because it is cheap and there is loads of stuff!) there is only a beach half an hour walk down the road. The beach itself is clogged with cheasy restaurants and souvenier shops mainly aimed at italians, even though one chap in the restaurant spoke German.
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==Get out==
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*Train to north or south only.
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*In summer ferries to [[Amalfi Coast]] and [[Naples]].
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==External links==
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Revision as of 20:59, 18 April 2005

Paestum is in Campania.

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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 excarvated 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 excarvated 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

Get around

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

See

  • Three ancient Greek temples.
  • Museum, especially the frescos of the grace chamber.
  • Buffalo farm of those smelly, Morzarella producing monsters half way to beach

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 athmospheric 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.

Get out

External links

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