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From Sorrento: Paestum and Buffalo Farm Tour

1. From Sorrento: Paestum and Buffalo Farm Tour

Depart from the meeting point and drive southwards to the archeological site of Paestum where you will visit the ancient Greek colony founded in the 7th century BC. Admire the three Doric temples of the site, which are said to be the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. Visit Paestum’s museum which displays many fascinating artifacts, such as sculptures and tomb paintings discovered during excavations. After visiting the temples, stop at a local farm, where the famous buffalo mozzarella cheese is produced, entirely made by hand and exclusively with buffalo milk. Here, a guided tour will show you the daily production and the stables where the most avantgarde techniques of milking are used to safeguard animal welfare, hygiene, and milk quality. At the end of the guided tour you will taste this exquisite product. After the visit, you will have some free time where you are free to purchase lunch from the farm’s own bistro before returning to Sorrento.

From Sorrento: Paestum & Buffalo Farm Full-Day Tour

2. From Sorrento: Paestum & Buffalo Farm Full-Day Tour

Discover ancient Greek temples and learn how local farmers produce their famous mozzarella on a full-day tour from Sorrento. End your day with a delicious tasting of local Buffalo Mozzarella. Depart Sorrento by bus, driving southwards to the archeological site of Paestum where you will visit the ancient Greek colony founded in the 7th century BC. Admire the three Doric temples, said to be the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. Visit Paestum’s museum displaying many fascinating artifacts, such as sculptures and tomb paintings discovered during excavations. After visiting the temples, you'll go to a local farm, where the famous Buffalo Mozzarella cheese is produced, entirely made by hand and exclusively with buffalo milk. Explore the daily production and the stables where the most avant-garde techniques of milking are used, to safeguard animal welfare, hygiene, and milk quality. Finish off with a mozzarella tasting and some free time for a quick lunch before returning to Sorrento.

Paestum Tour: Best Preserved Temples in the World (UNESCO)

3. Paestum Tour: Best Preserved Temples in the World (UNESCO)

Paestum is an ancient city of Magna Grecia called by the founders Poseidonia and later Paestum by the Romans in honor of Poseidon, but very devoted to Athena and Hera. Explore the archaeological park and revel in the archaeological treasures found in Paestum. The guided tour will take you to admire three temples, the first, that of Hera, also called Basilica is the oldest, in Doric style, with impressive dimensions (twenty-six meters wide and fifty-five in length). Later you will visit the largest temple, that of Poseidon also called Neptune, comparable to the temple of Zeus in Olympia, a majestic wonder in Doric style built in 460 B.C.E. The tour continues with the discovery of the third temple, that of Ceres, the Sanctuary dedicated to Athena, of a more modest but equally exceptional size. Along the Via Sacra there will be the opportunity to see the Roman Forum and the Amphitheater. After the ruins of Paestum, the tour will end at the National Archaeological Museum, where you can admire the thirty-three metopes of the temple of Hera Argiva, the statue of Zeus, the crater with the rat of Europe and the famous tomb of the diver: a tomb of five limestone slabs in local travertine plastered and decorated with parietal painting of a figurative subject, realized with the fresco technique.

Paestum: Guided City Orientation Tour

4. Paestum: Guided City Orientation Tour

After meeting your guide at the tour meeting point, you'll travel by van or car to the city of Capaccio Paestum. There you can discover the stories and curiosities of this magnificent area. The area of Capaccio Paestum is very interesting. It is a city rich in history and legends, many of which you will discover throughout this tour. Your driver and guide will answer your questions as you travel, helping to make your trip unique. You'll see the walls of Paestum, stopping to admire the breathtaking panorama of the belvedere of the Madonna del Granato. In Beldvedere Square there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna del Granato, which you will discover dates back to the 10th century A.D. Throughout your tour you will also have a break discover the buffalo farms and taste some iconic buffalo mozzarella.

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What people are saying about Paestum

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based on 5 reviews

The guide Vissia was very attentive, courteous and knowledgeable. Thanks to her we were able to discover the secrets of the site. The only very small flaw is on the correct indication of the meeting point which can be easily confused.