Ancient Paestum Tour

Ancient Paestum Tour

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For anyone who wishes to see the classical side of Italy, our tour of the Ancient Paestum is a must and you will quickly realize why it deserves its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Now an achingly beautiful archeological site with three preserved temples, Paestum was once a major Greco-Roman colony dating back to the 7th century BC. Our tour provides a chance to get to know and understand this fascinating site in the company of an expert guide as they take you through the ruins of Ancient Paestum (originally known as Poseidonia) and shows the true magnificence of the city founded around the end of the 7th century BC by Greek colonists.

What Will You See On Our Ancient Paestum Tour

  • The temple of Hera
  • Temple of Athena
  • Paestum’s famous painted tombs, which date back to the 5th century BC.
  • Tomba del tuffatore (Tomb of the Diver) funerary fresco

Paestum Tour Description

Originally the town of Poseidonia was built by colonists from Greece all the way back in 600BC. The Roman Empire later took control of the land and re-named it Paestum, and what we are left with today are some of the best examples and most extensive remains of Doric Greek architecture in all the world.

There are not many places in the world that have as rich and storied a history as Paestum and your private guide will delight in explaining the role Paestum played over the centuries.

Tour The Ancient Temples of Paestum

Your guide will walk with you through the remains of the ancient city as you arrive at the dramatic ancient temples. Widely regarded as some of the finest archaeological monuments in the world, you will first be guided through the temple of Athena (you will also find out why it was originally mistitled!). Your guide will then take you to the oldest of the temples at the site, The Temple of Hera.

The Painted Tombs of Paestum

The next part of the tour will take place roughly a kilometer outside the city walls as your guide takes you to the necropolis which houses extraordinary painted tombs that were only discovered in the 1960s but contain painted scenes dating back to the 4th Century BC.

Look out in particular for the only example of Greek figurative painting hailing from the Orientalizing, Archaic, and Classical periods to have survived in its entirety.

A private tour ensures that you can spend more time with the works that you find the most inspiring and beautiful, and you and your family are welcome to ask as many questions as you wish.

Why Book Your Paestum Tour With Luxe?

When you book your tour of Paestum with us you can be sure that your English speaking guide will be a local specialist.

Their knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm for the site and its history will be essential to fully appreciate the magnificence and splendor not only of the current remains, but of the sophistication, culture, and traditions of the people who lived there through the ages.

Where Does This Private Ancient Paestum Tour Start?

Our Private Ancient Paestum Tour meeting point is in front of the Archaeological Museum, Via Magna Grecia, 919 – 84047 Capaccio Paestum. Once you confirm your tour, your guide will be in touch to provide any further directions as well as offer additional transport and transfers if required.

Ancient Paestum Tour Starting Point

In front of the Archaeological Museum

Meet Your Private Guide For This Tour


Michele will be your licensed guide in Naples.

“Living as a local and knowing this land is absolutely necessary as a guide in order to transmit the language and tradition, the history, art, and beauty of this extraordinary city!”

“Our guests are never clients, but people in which we dedicate attention and professionalism, while at the same time sharing our passion” 

Any questions about this Naples tour? Contact Michele below.


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Preserved ancient Art on display at the Paestum.
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