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Cilento Coast


917 Via Magna Grecia
Paestum, Italy
TEL: 39-0828-811-016

Along the western coast of Italy in the Campania countryside stand the remains of this ancient Greek colony. Relatively uncommercialized, the site is home to three well-preserved Doric temples: the Temple of Hera, also called the Basilica; the Temple of Ceres (or Athena); and the Temple of Neptune (or Apollo). The Temple of Hera is the oldest, dating from the mid sixth century B.C. An on-site archeological museum displays excavated items and artwork, with many of the accompanying descriptions written in English. The colony is bordered by the National Park of Cilento, as well as beaches and working farms.

Insider Tip:

After touring the site, stop for lunch in the surrounding area, which is known for its production of olive oil, 
fresh mozzarella, and artichokes.


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