Paestum and Pompei

Duration: 8 hr

What’s included?:

  • English speaking driver, fuel, tolls parking fees and taxes

Not included:

  • entrance fees, private guides, and lunch

Pick-up at your location around 9:00 AM /Earlier

First stop of the tour is Paestum. It is the most important greek archaeological site in Italy. The Greeks, who founded this city  in the sixth century BC, named it Poseidonia, the city of Poseidone. The Romans conquered it changing its name in 273 BC. In the ninth century A.D., because of a Saracen invasion, it fell into decline and was abandoned; It was later rediscovered in the eighteenth century. 

The three temples documenting the various stages of the development of architecture in Italy are: the Doric Basilica or Temple Era (mid-sixth century BC), the Temple of Ceres (late sixth century BC) and the Temple of Neptune (mid-fifth century BC).  Excavations have unearthed the remains of the ancient city, with public and religious buildings, streets and fortified walls. The museum contains all the archaeological artifacts including paintings and tomb treasures, votive offerings in pottery, sculptures and architectural fragments.

The tour will continue with a trip to Pompeii. This archaeological site is one of the most famous in the world, with approximately 3 milion visitors a year. It is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past.

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