Best of Salerno and Paestum

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Tour Number

Activity Level

370037


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

The medieval and the greek cities


With this tour you will see the historical center of Salerno and the archaeological greek site of Paestum

After the destruction of the Roman Empire in Italy the Lombards created a dukedom in Campania and Salerno became its capital.

In this time Salerno was one of the most important cities of the Mediterrenean sea, Here was founded the first Medical School around the end of the 9th century A. D.

We will go to discover the history and the architecture of the medieval time with a visit into the Cathedral of Saint Matthew, a spectacular example of Arab-Norman architecture. This church also contains a beautiful crypt in Baroque style.

After we will move to Paestum.

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

I will explain you 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.

Itinerary

In the historic center of Salerno we will visit the public gardens, the most important squares of the historical center (Piazza Sedile del Campo, Piazza Abate Conforti, Piazza Flavio Gioia), the Lombard and Norman buidings, the Monumental complex of Saint Peter, the Saint Matthew Cathedral and its baroque crypt.

At Paestum 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: Salerno Piazza Matteo Luciani in front at the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre

End location: Paestum

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

walking tour

What’s Included

My guidance and assistance as your private archaeological guide for all the duration of the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euros - tickets fee

What’s Extra

Entrance fees, meals and 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.

Restrictions

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

Found our guide casual but most knowledgeable, friendly yet also organized n purposeful. Shared his passion for his current historic downtown harbor city in an Ancient Greek city cloaked in mystery.
Randall Baidas

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