Guided tour of Paestum's Archeological Area
History & heritage tours

Guided tour of Paestum's Archeological Area

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every Tuesday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Indulge in a guided tour through the suggestive ruins of Paestum
  • Learn about the three Doric temples dedicated to Hera and Athena
  • Admire the ancient Greek and Lucanian artefacts kept in the site's museum
What to expect

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.

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What's included
  • Transportation
  • Tour
  • Authorized guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
Reduced price
  • Child (4-12 years old): reduced
Where

Via Borgo, 11, 84066 Pisciotta SA, Italy

Meeting point:

At Discover Cilento tourist office. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour

What to remember
  • It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • The tour's itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions
  • The tour's duration may vary due to traffic conditions and unforeseen circumstances
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When

Every Tuesday at 3.00pm

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Provider
Discover Cilento
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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