Greek Temples of Paestum

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Greek Temples of Paestum.

South of the Amalfi coast lies the haunting archaeological site of Paestum, where three Greek temples stand in the middle of the countryside.  It has some of the best temple remains in Magna Graecia.

A post on the web says that Paestum is a ‘must’ on any classical tour of Italy, which is so true!

We took a ferry from Positano to Salerno, walked to the railroad station, placed our luggage into storage and hopped on the train to Paestum.

From the local railroad stop we are walking through the farm fields and horse pastures…  and then we see the temples…

Ancient Rome and Magna Graecia in Southern Italy and Sicily
Our trip of a lifetime was to tour the antiquity of Ancient Rome and Magna Graecia in Southern Italy and Sicily.  We wanted to capture the trip in time and space through an Ancient Rome Travel Video so we could revisit memories we treasure, and share the incredible sights with our friends and family.

My wife and I are history buffs and always wanted to visit the ancient Roman ruins and excavated sites that are scattered along the Italian peninsula and Sicily.  So, our goal for this trip was to have a lot of fun, while hugging some good-looking ancient stones along the way.

Trials and tribulations and incredible wonders were in store for us as we set out to visit as many of the lesser known excavations as we could.  The places few have heard of: The amphitheater in Capua that is almost as large as the Coliseum in Rome, the eerie, towering 2,500-year-old temples in Paestum, and many other ancient cities overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.

Around the ancient ruins we also enjoyed glorious Positano on the Amalfi coast, eating sweet “dolci” at night after simple meals with fabulous Italian wine.

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