About an hours drive south of Naples is another important Italian provincial capital - Salerno. In medieval times Salerno was the worlds capital of medicine. The Monastery of the Benedictine monks, who probably founded its medical school, offered the best knowledge then available.
One of the most famous medical texts of that time was the "Regimen Sanistas Salerni" written in Latin and then translated into almost every other European language. In more modern times Salerno is best remembered for the Allied troops landing on its beaches during the Second World War. To the east of Salerno, beyond the headlands of Pontecagnano, Battipaglia and Eboli, is Paestum, one of the most important archaeological sites in the country.
Here you will see some of the best preserved ancient Greek ruins, architecture and monuments, such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune) and the Basilica dating from the 6th Century. Also, look out for the wild buffalo that can be seen grazing on the roadside during the drive!
Tour available Tuesdays between April and October.
Meeting Time: 08.10am - Please be at meeting point at least 15min before departure time.
Duration: approx. 8 Hrs
Meeting Point: Tour starts inAchille Lauro Parking Area (clients have to reach meeting point on their own).
Additional Information: Tour not suitable for passengers with mobility problems.
Exclusions: Lunch (Optional - aprox. €13 p. p), Transport to/from meeting point and Entrance Fees: Paestrum Temples €6 p.p, Paestrum Museum €4,50 p.p (all prices are approx).
When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.
Based on: Full Day Salerno & Paestum Tour - from Sorrento, 7th May 2019