Paestum is a Greek settlement where you can find the best preserved Greek doric temples worldwide. Most of the ancient Greek city has not been excavated yet. Besides three temples, the side has a gymnasium, city wall and tower ruins and plenty of house wall ruins. Part of the site is also a museum showing excavated items such as statues, vases, metalwork, and painted grave stones.

Getting there

  • By train: train goes from Salerno to Paestum station. Read about the unified public transport ticket Campania Unico. Buy your ticket to get out in one of the souvenir shops close to the museum or before you come here. No ticket sale anymore at the station and machine never works.

By car

  • Ferry during summer months from Salerno, Naples, Positano, Amalfi

  • Coaches run throughout the Campania regions, especially in Avellino province, picking locals up for various points and taking them to the site for €9 return

Traveling around

  • Walk. From station to historical site about 20 min., from historical site to beach about 30 min.


  • Three ancient Greek temples.

  • Museum, especially the frescos of the Grace chamber

  • Buffalo farms

Things to do

  • Relax at beach


  • Around the museum are plenty of Italian restaurants serving the standard food.

  • At the beach are less atmospheric restaurants.


  • The main international hotel chains have their blocks at the beach.

  • There is a agricultural farm that rents out beds run by a Belgian.

  • Holiday Village Parco Elena , +39 0974 841491, Contrada Impiso, 84076

  • Il Cannito Hotel (Il Cannito Hotel), +39 0828 1962277, Via Cannito, 84047 Paestum, Small luxury design hotel immersed in the green, 5 kilometers away from Paestum center. Only 4 rooms, internal restaurant and panoramic terrace.


  • All the souvenirs you forgot to buy anywhere else in Italy, and they are even cheaper than elsewhere.

  • Small fake jumping athlet (from the grave frescos).

  • Train to north or south only.

  • In summer ferries to Amalfi Coast and Naples.

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