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Ruins of Poseidonia

The wonderfully preserved temples and excavated remains of the town recall the ancient glory of Poseidonia, a town founded around 600BC by greek colons and that was part of Magna Graecia (Grand Greece) - colonies encompassing southern Italy, Sicily, parts of Spain and southern France.

After roman conquest, it was renamed Paestum and remained an important port, but later was abandoned due to malaria, sarrasin raids, only to be rediscovered in the end of 18th century, its temples still proudly standing.

A sight not to be missed when in southern Italy...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Majestic well preserved greek temples in a wonderful site
  • Cons:Quite a long way from Naples or Sorrento
  • In a nutshell:Sights you will no longer see in Greece...
  • Last visit to Paestum: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    Mar 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Nice page on Paestum. Hoping to make it there in April. Cheers from NYC!


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