Paestum, Italy

Salerno and Paestum - Shore Excursion

with Emiliano

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One of the most popular archaeological sites with the better preserved Greek temples in the world!
Today Salerno is on of the most beautiful cities in Italy, and is lliveing a great demographic and cultural renaissance.
The heart of the city is the medieval quarter. The narrow city streets today rich of shops, follow the form of medieval urban plan and conserve beautiful historical buildings and much of its religious architecture. The Duomo from XIth century is dedicated to St. Matteo and is the most important monument of the city, a masterpiece of Norman architecture.

In the first part of the Cilento not far from the river Sele, there is Paestum, one of the main centers of the Magna Greece and one of the precious archaeological pearls of Italy.
Legend attributes its foundation to the Argonauts, but the story say that in 600 BC Greeks from Sybaris settled in this area and founded a city called Poseidonia, which soon became one of the most active of Campania.

the medieval quarter and the Chatedral of st, Matteo.

If required lunch break in a typical Buffalo Mozzarella cheese factory.

Three Doric temples of the V century BC, named Temple of Neptune, Basilica and Temple of Ceres stand in the city. And the National archaeological museum placed at a short distance from the temples.

The transportation is included.

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for 8 hours

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My name is Emiliano Tufano. I am an archaeologist and tour guide. I'm specialized in archaeological and cultural tours in Campania. When I was ten years old I found a piece of painted pottery on a small piece of land belonging to my family, which is located nearby the ancient Greek city of Paestum. For the whole of that day I kept this piece of history in my hands. I remember that it was decorated with a black figured scene of a Satyr driving a biga. The feeling I had when realized it was a genuine antique object was very strong, and I started asking myself many questions about the people who occupied that area across the centuries and, particularly, about the man who made such a beautiful piece of work. Since then I started collecting all sorts of pots and stones that I found while I wandered through the countryside. I used to divide my finds simply on the basis of their shape and color. They were the first steps of me becoming an archaeologist. At school, history was my favorite subject; therefore my decision of which degree course to choose was an easy one, Archaeology. Today, archaeology is my profession and my passion. Throughout the years I developed skills in fieldwork and academic research. I participated as a field director in several excavation projects of fundamental importance across Italy and I was engaged in significant academic research projects in Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. I now fulfill my ambition with a PhD project about the Sicilian prehistory. However, my interests go beyond just the history. I have a strong creative side and I love photography, and I write articles for a newspaper in my local area, play football and enjoy diving. I enjoy traveling and have been to many different countries, where I always make particular efforts to learn as much of the local language and culture as possible. In 2010 I became qualified to work as a tourist guide of the Campania Region, and today I offer guided tours in Italian, English and Spanish. I live my job with passion and professionalism. With me you can visit the wonders of Campania: the Vesuvian archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and other beautiful sites, such as the historic centers of Naples, Caserta and Salerno, the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast, all the major churches and museums. Through exclusive and tailor-made tours, according to your requirements, you will receive quality service and cultural enrichment." Full profile Leave a Review

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