Visit the Archaeological Area of Paestum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an expert guide!
During your tour, you'll discover three Doric temples, dedicated respectively to Hera and Athena. Learn more about the city's Greek origin and about its conversion into a Roman colony while walking through the ruins. Get the most striking view of the three majestic buildings set in the middle of a green plain and find out how this unique place worked as a source of inspiration for writers, poets and artists including Goethe, Shelley, Canova and Piranesi.
Then, visit the Archaeological Museum, containing objects of mainly ancient Greek and Lucanian manufacture, found in the various necropolises of the surrounding area. The highlight of the museum is the paintings found in the so-called tomb of the diver, the only remaining example of Greek painting of Magna Graecia. In this magnificent painting, a man is shown as he hurls into the waves, representing the deceased abandoning the security of the earthly world to launch themselves into the unknown of the afterlife.