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One of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers will meet you at your accommodation in Amalfi and this memorable day tour will begin!
Your drive to Paestum will start along the Amalfi coast and continue through the town of Salerno, where just to the east and past the headlands of Pontecagnano, Battipaglia, and Eboli, lies one of the most well-preserved collections of Greek Temples anywhere. Originally created as a tribute to the Greek god Poseidon, this city will impress upon you the history of this ancient period as it holds within it one of the best examples of the Doric orders in the west.
Since 1988, UNESCO has recognized Paestum as a World Heritage Site. Unlike the busy Pompeii and even Herculaneum, Paestum can often be deserted as it is off the beaten path other tourists take. The gleaming white marble of the ancient Greek temples that date back to the 6th century BC, set against the dark brown hills and deep blue sea, provide a uniquely Greek experience in Italy.
Today, the preserved temple of Hera II (once mistakenly believed to be the Temple of Poseidon) is one of three temples you will have the opportunity to see. You will have about 2 - 2.5 hours to visit the ruins and the archeological museum that is home to a rich collection of Greek art and antiquities, either on your own or with a private guide (additional cost).
Look out for the buffalo grazing on the roadside during your drive as Paestum is also home to the famous Buffalo mozzarella cheese. After you visit the Greek ruins and temples you will stop at one of these famous farms (http://tempiobarlotti.wix.com/tempio) for a unbelievable tour, tasting and lunch that will be 3 of the best hours of your vacation!
After this beautiful and unique shore excursion we will drive back to your accommodation in Amalfi.
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 7-8 hours
Pick-Up - Drop-Off Location: Your accommodation in Amalfi
Pick-Up Time (suggested): 8:00 am
Farm tour, mozzarella tasting, lunch and drinks
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Entrance Fees and Licensed Guide - unless otherwise specified.