Guided tour of Paestum's Archeological Area
Activities

Guided tour of Paestum's Archeological Area

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Transportation
    • Tour
    • Authorized guide
    What's not included
    • Entrance fees to Paestum (€12.00 per person)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 4-12)
    • Infants (age 0-3): free of charge
    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
    • This tour requires a minimum of three people for each option
    • 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
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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 24 hours before the experience begins.

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