Located on thevalley of Sele, Paestum is a very important archaeological site. It was founded during the VIIth century B.C. and dedicated to Neptune, the God of Water and Sea.
By visiting Paestum one may view:
THE TEMPLE OF NEPTUNE
The Temple of Neptune has been considered to be slightly subsequent the Temple if Zeus, built between 471 and 456 B.C., while most recent studies date it during the evolutionary period of the western Greek templar architecture.
Located in the most southern part of town, it is the first temple built in Paestum.
THE TEMPLE OF CERES
Located at the upper line of the southern part of the city, the temple has been named after Ceres, but was actually dedicated to Athena, as gathered by the several images of the goddess found in the temple, represented in an armour.
THE SACRED PATH AND THE NEIGHBOURHOODS
Leaving behind the back facade of the temples and walking towards west, you may find the foundations of the long wall that used to circle the sanctuary and access the Sacred Path or Via Sacra. Walking in the direction of the Forum there are the ancient roman neighbourhoods on the left side. .
Duration: 6 hours