Temples of Paestum

 

templi paestum

Paestum is close to our hotel, just 14Km from Battipaglia Bed and Breakfast Guest House, accessible by fast road SS18. Journey time 15 minutes by car. It can also be reached by train from the railway station of Battipaglia, journey time 10 minutes. You can sleep in our B&B in Battipaglia, with the knowledge to get in just a few minutes in Paestum and immerse yourself in your favorite passion: Archeology!

The archaeological excavations and the Temples of Paestum, with the entire district, represents the highest testimony of Greek colonization in Italy. This place has been inhabited since prehistoric times, It has seen the succession of the domination of various peoples: Greek, Etruscan, Roman and Lucan. The archaeological area and the temples of Paestum are a treasure chest full of artifacts and works of inestimable value. The Greek city was founded around the seventh century BC as sub-colony of the city of Sybaris. Paestum saw its peak between 560 and 440 BC. Miraculously intact, Paestum arrived to our days with its the imposing walls that today you can admire. Inestimable prestige and historical value are to be delivered to the temples built by the Greek: Temple of Neptune, Temple of Athena (known as the Temple of Ceres), Temple of Hera.

Facing the archaeological site of the temples you can find Paestum’s national museum that has exposed countless artifacts and funerary objects found in Greek and Lucan necropolis. The most important work in this museum is undoubtedly the Tomb of the Diver, the only example of Magna Grecia painting in Italy.

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