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.

img_7887
The Basilica is the oldest surviving temple (6th century BC)
img_7896
Dating from 450Bc is the mighty Tempio di Neptune
img_7885
The Tempio di Cerere is the first temple you see
img_7876
And in the museum – the stunning Tomb of the Diver (5th century BC)
Advertisements

Thanks for reading. We'd love to hear your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s