Travelling to…Paestum

Considered by U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site, Paestum is one of the most beautiful cities of Magna Graecia that guests of Villa Nigro have the good fortune to be able to see only a few kilometers.

The majestic Doric temples, illuminated by sunlight, and the long coastline, lapped by a sparkling sea, make this charming and full of attractions and shows. These three Doric temples , considered unique examples of Magna Graecia, are dedicated to Hera and Athena .

The National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, which opened in 1952 and subsequently enlarged, is one of the most important archaeological museums and Italians in southern Italy . In one of the rooms you can see the true iconographic symbol of the entire museum : The Tomb of the Diver . In the Roman room also exposes the findings from the period after 273 BC, when the city was under Roman rule .

It is located within the ancient city and it is organized in a way to tell, through the exhibits and numerous explanatory panels , the fascinating history of Paestum and its surroundings .

Access to the area is in Via Magna Grecia 151 , Capaccio

Museum Hours: daily 9:00 to 19:00 ; (closed 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, December 25 , January 1 and May 1).

Opening for the temples: daily from 9:00 am until one hour before sunset (ending January 1, Easter, Easter Monday , August 15 and December 25).

Useful information for visitors of Villa Nigro 

Distance 18 km about
By Car 25 min. about

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