Paestum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Discover the Greek temples of Poseidonia

Poseidonia was founded by the Greeks at the end of the 7th century BC. The name was related to the Greek god Poseidon, protector of the sea.

This archaeological area is now one of the best preserved cities from the times of Greek colonization.

We will go to discover the evolution of this ancient city from the Greeks to the Romans through the ruins of temples dedicated to Athena, Hera, Apollo and Zeus.

In Paestum there is also an incredible National Museum that show us some of the most important artifacts of Greek and Roman times, where is possible to see the painted Tomb of the Diver, a masterpiece of 2500 years ago.

Poseidonia/Paestum is a wonderfull cultural heritage protected by the UNESCO.

***The first and the third monday of every month the National Museum is closed***



The tour is divided in two parts.

During the visit of Archeological Area I'll show you the Ruins of the temples, the Heroon (the tomb of the mythical founder Hero of the Greek city), the Roman Forum and the Roman residential area.

In the National Museum I'll explain you the stone frieze that decorated the temple of Hera, some artifacts produced as offerings for gods, armor and weapons of Roman warriors and the painting tombs.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the Museum ticket office

End location: At the Museum ticket office

Duration: 2 hours


Walking tour

What’s Included

My guidance and assistance as your private archaeological guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - tickets fee- free under 18

What’s Extra

Entrance fees, meals and public tranportations.

If you need extra hours of guided tour and/or a private transportation (sedan or minivan) with a professional driver don't hesitate to ask me.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Dr. Roberto provides a superior walking tour of Paestum. He is informative, kind, and supportive. The ancient center of Paestum is a fantastic place to experience. We departed our visit humbled by the art and industry of the 6th century Greeks. There is so much to see, and even more to understand.
Norman Corson

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