The beauty of Paestum

We’ve been to Pompeii before, but never previously heard of the UNESCO World Heritage site at Paestum a bit further south in Campania.

And it’s breathtaking. And the peaceful, beautiful setting – on this December day almost empty of tourists – made it a real highlight of our travels so far. We can’t do better than show you four of our pictures.

The Basilica is the oldest surviving temple (6th century BC)
The Tempio di Cerere is the first temple you see
And in the museum – the stunning Tomb of the Diver (5th century BC)

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