Paestum Tour: Best Preserved Temples in the World (UNESCO)
- Private group
- Duration: 2 hours
Commence this delicious outing with a complimentary pickup from your guide. You will meet your driver/guide at Paestum railway station before taking the scenic drive to your first vineyard. Upon arrival at the vineyard, your knowledgeable farmer guide will share with your their wisdom for how the vineyard is maintained and what is involved with grape selection and the processing of the harvest. At the end of the experience your questions will be welcomed if you desire to know more. After the vineyard tour, you will have the opportunity to taste excellent products made on this very vineyard. You will sample Cilento wines like Fiano Cilento DOP and Aglianico Cilento DOP. In addition to the wine, you'll also get to pair them with delicious sausages and cheese to complete the experience. This tour will uncover the secrets of Italian wine making.
Paestum is an ancient city of Magna Grecia called by the founders Poseidonia and later Paestum by the Romans in honor of Poseidon, but very devoted to Athena and Hera. Explore the archaeological park and revel in the archaeological treasures found in Paestum. The guided tour will take you to admire three temples, the first, that of Hera, also called Basilica is the oldest, in Doric style, with impressive dimensions (twenty-six meters wide and fifty-five in length). Later you will visit the largest temple, that of Poseidon also called Neptune, comparable to the temple of Zeus in Olympia, a majestic wonder in Doric style built in 460 B.C.E. The tour continues with the discovery of the third temple, that of Ceres, the Sanctuary dedicated to Athena, of a more modest but equally exceptional size. Along the Via Sacra there will be the opportunity to see the Roman Forum and the Amphitheater. ...
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