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Archaeological Park of Paestum (Parco Archeologico di Paestum) Tours

Archaeological Park of Paestum (Parco Archeologico di Paestum)
From Rome’s Coliseum to the mighty city of Pompeii, Italy might be most famous for its Roman ruins, but the Archaeological Park of Paestum (Parco Archeologico di Paestum) dates back even earlier. The ancient Greek city of Poseidonia was founded in 600 B.C. and conquered by the Romans in 273 B.C., when it became Paestum, and the impressively preserved ruins offer a unique glimpse into Italy’s Greco-Roman roots.

The most memorable remains of Paestum are a trio of remarkably preserved Greek Temples – the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Neptune and the Temple of Athena – while additional highlights include part of a Roman Forum and amphitheater, and the Heroon tomb. There’s also an archaeological museum on-site displaying a sizable collection of sculptures, paintings and artifacts, most notably the famous fresco from the 'Tomb of the Diver'.

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Paestum Archaeological Site is located around 40km south of Salerno and is open daily from 8.30am to between 4.30pm-7.30pm depending on the time of year. Adult admission is €9.
Address: Campania, Italy
Hours: Daily: 8.30am – 4.30, 5.30 or 7.30pm, depending on time of year
Admission: Adult: €9
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Paestum: the Greek Temples and the Archaeological Museum private tour

Paestum: the Greek Temples and the Archaeological Museum private tour

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Explore the well-preserved Greek ruins at Paestum on this private tour. See the Doric temples, the markets, forum, and amphitheater of the ancient Greek settlement as you learn about the life of the people who lived there. After touring the site, pay a visit to the National Archeological Museum with great works of art from the Magna Greece region.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.79
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$161.79
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Private tour to Paestum with private guide and Buffalo Mozzarella farm

Private tour to Paestum with private guide and Buffalo Mozzarella farm

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Leave the hotel to Paestum, the capital of the buffalo mozzarella cheese. Visit a buffalo mozzarella factory where you will be invited to see the complete process to make the mozzarella. You will have the chance to taste the real mozzarella. After the visit, continue to visit the archaeological site with Private guide: Paestum. Its Doric temples, surpassed even by those of Athens in noble simplicity and good preservation, produces an incomparable effect of majesty and grandeur. The ancient site is set in a grassy field surrounded by gardens and hills. The site is small, but it is very charming. Here you will find the tomb paintings, one of which, the so-called "Tomb of the Diver", is a graceful and expressive naturalistic piece of Greek wall painting in Italy.
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  • 8 hours
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$430.20
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$430.20
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Skip the Line Private Tour of Paestum with a Local Guide

Skip the Line Private Tour of Paestum with a Local Guide

Just north of modern seaside Paestrum sits a major city of the Greek, Lucanian and Roman periods. Although anyone can walk through the ruins of Paestrum, most visitors are not experienced classicists, and a licensed tour guide can bring the city’s amphitheater, civic buildings, and residential ruins alive. Learn about the site’s unique art and architecture from your art historian guide, and take photos that preserve your memory of the day for years to come.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$189.35
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$189.35
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Explore Paestum with an Expert Archaeologist

Explore Paestum with an Expert Archaeologist

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***
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  • 2 hours
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$239.68
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$239.68
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Tour of the excavations of Paestum

Tour of the excavations of Paestum

An ancient legend tells that Jason, at the head of the Argonauts' expedition, stopped at the mouth of the Sele where he founded a sanctuary in honor of Hera. It is here that, beyond the river, Greek colonists from Sibari founded Poseidonia around 600 BC. We will visit its majestic temples, the square used for political and commercial activities, the shops and homes. We will continue the tour inside the Archaeological Museum, to retrace the history of the Greek city through the archaeological finds: architectural materials from the temples, Greek vases decorated with mythological episodes, but above all the famous Tomba del Tuffatore, an exceptional document for its uniqueness.
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  • 3 hours
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$353.53
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$353.53
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Paestum: Temples&Archaeological Museum with Your Local Archaeologist

Paestum: Temples&Archaeological Museum with Your Local Archaeologist

In the archaeological site of Paestum it is possible to admire some wonderful examples of Greek architecture, among the better preserved in Southern Italy. The best examples are the three Doric style temples: the Temple of Neptune, the Temple of Ceres and the Basilica. An expert guide will accompany visitors to discover the 2,500-year-old religious architecture, on a journey beyond the confines of time. Followed by a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, in which the most important examples of Greek art are preserved. Inside the museum you can admire the elements that served as decoration of the temples and some of the most beautiful painted tombs of Campania. The Tomb of the Diver, kept in perfect conditions, fascinates hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.81
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$143.81
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Paestum experience with lunch from Salerno Port

Paestum experience with lunch from Salerno Port

Meet your driver in front of the Port of Salerno or Hotel. Head to Paestum, where you will then visit Archaeological Park of Paestum. at the end come back to Salerno. Enjoy a tasting lunch made with traditional regional products. At the end come back to the port/hotel
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.73
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$325.73
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Tour Paestum Temples+Guided visit Mozzarella di Bufala Farm +Wine tasting in Cilento National Park

Tour Paestum Temples+Guided visit Mozzarella di Bufala Farm +Wine tasting in Cilento National Park

Great day spent visiting the Greek-Roman Temples in Paestum, one of the best-preserved archaeological site in Italy. Continuing our tour we will have a guided visit to a Mozzarella di Bufala Organic Farm to see the process of this local cheese. We finish our tour at a Cilento National Park wine producer visiting Vineyard, cellar and taste 2 local red wine,1 white and 1 rosè with local products. and cakes
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.93
per group
From
$460.93
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Paestum Private Tour from Naples

Paestum Private Tour from Naples

The Territory of Paestum The most beautiful tracts of the Tirrenian Coast; the sea, the green and its fascinating traditions make this place a really interesting touristic destination. Here myth and legend coexist. The Temple of the Three Temples, the Temple of Ceres, the Temple of the Neptune, the Amphitheater (a Typical Roman Building), and the Forum are visible. In Paestum there is also a National Archaeological Museum, which includes the Roman history of the city. Here a unique example of Greek painting is kept: The Diver's Tomb. Another interesting place to visit is the Sanctuary of "Madonna del Granato", where, even today, a lot of pilgrims from all over the Campania Region come to visit. Regarding Gastronomy the most popular products are: Mozzarella produced in Paestum, Artichokes and olive oil.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$497.34
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$497.34
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Paestum Greek Roman Temples + Buffalo Mozzarella + Wine Tasting in Cilento Nat.Park!

Paestum Greek Roman Temples + Buffalo Mozzarella + Wine Tasting in Cilento Nat.Park!

Great day spent visiting the Greek-Roman Temples in Paestum, one of the best-preserved archaeological site in Italy. Continuing our tour we will have a guided visit to a Mozzarella di Bufala Organic Farm to see the process of this local cheese. We finish our tour at a Cilento National Park wine producer visiting Vineyard, cellar and taste 2 local red wine,1 white and 1 rosè with local products. and cakes
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.90
From
$79.90

Paestum and its Greek Temples Private Day Tour from Rome

Paestum and its Greek Temples Private Day Tour from Rome

The Territory of Paestum The most beautiful tracts of the Tirrenian Coast; the sea, the green and its fascinating traditions make this place a really interesting touristic destination. Here myth and legend coexist. The Temple of the Three Temples, the Temple of Ceres, the Temple of the Neptune, the Amphitheater (a Typical Roman Building), and the Forum are visible. In Paestum there is also a National Archaeological Museum, which includes the Roman history of the city. Here a unique example of Greek painting is kept: The Diver's Tomb. Another interesting place to visit is the Sanctuary of "Madonna del Granato", where, even today, a lot of pilgrims from all over the Campania Region come to visit. Regarding Gastronomy the most popular products are: Mozzarella produced in Paestum, Artichokes and olive oil.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$617.18
Price varies by group size
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$617.18
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The ruins of Paestum private tour: best preserved temples in the world (Unesco)

The ruins of Paestum private 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. 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. Later we 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 BC. with a double order of columns and you are in the front. The tour continues with the discovery of the third temple, that of Ceres. 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. On the cover plate you can admire a naked man diving, suspended in the air, thrown from a trampoline about to enter a body of water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.67
per group
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$245.67
per group

Grand Tour Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri, Pompeii, Salerno, Paestum and Caserta

Grand Tour Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri, Pompeii, Salerno, Paestum and Caserta

Start in Salerno, this 8 day tour package taking you through Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Capri, Paestum and Caserta. We'll visit Positano, the most well-known summer resort area on the whole peninsula where you have to be sure to buy one of the straw handbags or handmade sandals for which Positano is famous. Amalfi, the capital of an ancient maritime republic and a current UNESCO World Heritage Site; Naples with the historical center and the Royal Palace; the wonders of the UNESCO World listed archaeological site of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Capri, with Augustus Gardens, the famous Piazzetta, Anacapri and Blue Grotto; Paestum and its temples, another UNESCO site, founded by the anci; Salerno, famous as earliest university of Medieval Europe called “The Medical School of Salerno”; Caserta with Royal Palace and its park. Don’t miss to taste a pizza, a fresh buffalo mozzarella, a warm sfogliatella, drinking the famous Limoncello.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,474.96
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$1,474.96

Private Tour through architecture and food excellence in Cilento Park

Private Tour through architecture and food excellence in Cilento Park

Travel to Paestum with private driver and once there, take a walk with local professional Guide in the archaeological area with its Doric temples, the amphitheater and the forum, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After continue to a local Farm specialized in the cultivation and transformation of the figs ,creating one of the most exclusive brands in the niche food sector. Very old food products, such as figs, re-elaborated with care in jams or molasses, or re-proposed in the natural sun-dried version according to tradition. It will be a journey to discover aromas and products of the past. You’ll do a guided tour of the Farm learning about secrets of processing techniques to guarantee a high-quality line with an unmistakable taste. This food tour is a meal in itself, more than a normal lunch, so come hungry.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$354.73
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$354.73
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Grand Tour Campania

Grand Tour Campania

Start in Salerno, this 8 day tour package taking you through Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Capri, Paestum and Caserta. We'll visit Positano, the most well-known summer resort area on the whole peninsula where you have to be sure to buy one of the straw handbags or handmade sandals for which Positano is famous. Amalfi, the capital of an ancient maritime republic and a current UNESCO World Heritage Site; Naples with the historical center and the Royal Palace; the wonders of the UNESCO World listed archaeological site of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Capri, with Augustus Gardens, the famous Piazzetta, Anacapri and Blue Grotto; Paestum and its temples, another UNESCO site, founded by the anci; Salerno, famous as earliest university of Medieval Europe called “The Medical School of Salerno”; Caserta with Royal Palace and its park. Don’t miss to taste a pizza, a fresh buffalo mozzarella, a warm sfogliatella, drinking the famous Limoncello.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,984.04
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$2,984.04

Paestum Archeological Park & Museum Skip the Line Tour with a Native Guide

Paestum Archeological Park & Museum Skip the Line Tour with a Native Guide

This is the best tour to know about the Paestum archeological site and its Museum with a native and top rated guide! You will spend 1.5 hour in the archeological site and the tour will let you discover the amazing doric temples, the forum, the amphiteather and much more... Then you will spend 1 hour at the musem, here you can admire famous frescos like "Tom of the Diver". Skip the line and enjoy Paestum!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.58
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$166.58
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Paestum Temples and Museum Private Skip the Line Guided Tour with a Local Guide

Paestum Temples and Museum Private Skip the Line Guided Tour with a Local Guide

Discover the archeological site of Paestum and the amazing doric temples with a local and expert in archeology tour guide. Paestum is an archeological sites of Greek temples and you can see its highlights such as the Temples of Neptune, the Forum, the Amphitheater and much more. The tour guide will show you also the frescoes from the ruins preserved at the National Museum of Paestum, just near the ruins. A private tour is best experience to have a full overview of the site and let the tour giuide customize the tour according to your interests.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.19
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$158.19
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Day trip from Salerno: Paestum and its temples - private tour

Day trip from Salerno: Paestum and its temples - private tour

Paestum is a truly enchanting and atmospheric place, and a 'must' on any classical tour of Italy. Just south of the Sorrento peninsula and Amalfi Coast, and a mile inland, this is a haunting archaeological site where three Greek temples stand in the middle of the countryside. Paestum is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once called Poseidonia, the city was founded in the VII century BC by Greeks colonists from Sybaris and it would has probably occupied by a human settlement when they got there. It turned the name in Paestum once and for all when it was taken by Rome and continued to prosper until the mouth of river Salso started to be buried by sand and the whole place turned into a swamp.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$479.36
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$479.36
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Private 2 Hour Paestum Tour

Private 2 Hour Paestum Tour

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Paestum is one of the most important italian archeological sites. Hear a guided tour that will take you in some of the best preserved ruins, architecture and monuments of the Greek world, such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune), the temple of Ceres and the Basilica dating from the 6th Century. In the museum you can admire the Tomb of the Diver, a magnificent example of a Greek painting representing a funeral banquet. The tomb depicts a young man diving into the water is considered one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 20th century.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.33
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$201.33
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Paestum Experience

Paestum Experience

A unique place to admire the architecture, art and culture of Ancient Greece. In addition to the illustrated places, you can decide whether or not to visit a wonderful panoramic point.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.81
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$143.81
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Daniele Cantine Wine Tasting

Daniele Cantine Wine Tasting

Ideal experience to taste three varieties of wines (red, rosé and white) from the Cantina Daniele accompanied by local cold cuts and cheeses. After the tasting, the customer can choose whether or not to visit a fantastic panoramic point.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.81
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$143.81
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Visit Tenuta Vannulo

Visit Tenuta Vannulo

The Vannulo dairy takes care of the preparation of buffalo milk products. A company that combines tradition, through the processing of mozzarella entirely by hand, with modernity, with an automatic milking system that allows the animal to manage itself, thus preserving the quality of the milk.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.84
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$119.84
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What are Archaeological Park of Paestum (Parco Archeologico di Paestum) hours of operation?
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Archaeological Park of Paestum (Parco Archeologico di Paestum) hours of operation: Daily: 8.30am – 4.30, 5.30 or 7.30pm, depending on time of year. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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