"Paestum's Temples" Top 5 Page for this destination Paestum by sandysmith
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Thanks to Sim1's page I knew about these marvellously preserved temples. So when I knew a trip was possible here on our recent italian holiday I jumped at the chance.
The ancient city of Paestum is just a few miles south of Salerno - a good couple of hours drive from our base in Scala (we took an organised tour) but it was well worth it and we got some stunning views of the Amalfi coast - as well as a good laugh at the driving on the renowned narrow Amalfi coast road.
There are 3 temples to admire - in better preservation than many of those in Greece:
The southernmost of the temples, the Basilica, was built about 530 B.C., with the Temple of Poseidon dating from about 460 B.C. The third, farther north...is the Temple of Ceres (Athena), from about 510 B.C.
Many other ruins of a roman town are also clearly evident and the museum has some marvellous exhibits too from the temples.
- Pros:wonderfully preserved temples, a joy to stroll amongst in peace
- In a nutshell:great doric architecture.
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