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What's included

Entrance to Paestum, the museum and temples
Access to the temporary exhibition
Entrance to the Archaeological Park of Elea-Velia

What's not included

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  • This unique area is where Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman cultures mixed together, and can be seen on a day trip from Naples
  • See Ancient Greek wonders at both Velia and Paestum; your ticket lasts three days and gives you access to both archaeological parks
  • Visit the Roman amphitheater, an early Christian church, and the Paestum Museum, home to a wealth of information about the local sites

Not many tourists know about Paestum, making it a true hidden gem. Founded by Ancient Greeks, the site hosts three amazing temples – the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Neptune and the Temple of Ceres, plus a fascinating museum. It also features Ancient Roman elements, making it a complex and fascinating spot for a day or half-day trip.

Your ticket also lets you visit the archaeological park of Elea-Velia, with ruins dating back as far as the 6th century BC.

Paestum was once known as Poseidonia, in honor of the Greek god Poseidon. A trip to this spot is a unique window into both Greek and Roman history.

Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century BC, Paestum was then taken over by the Romans in 273BC. It fell into a state of decline in early medieval times and was eventually abandoned. It was rediscovered in the 18th century ("oh, look: a city!").

The best way to experience Paestum is to visit the museum first. That way you'll get a deeper understanding of the site, its mighty temples, and what it all means. Afterward, roam its Greek temples, Roman amphitheater, and the rest of the archaeological site.

Run your hands along the stone and imagine what once took place inside these buildings. As a bonus, Paestum is often less crowded than better-known sites like Pompeii.

At nearby Velia, you'll be able to walk amidst ancient city walls made from local limestone, and pass beneath the Porta Rosa, a gate from the 4th century BC.

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Archaeological Park of Elea-Velia
c.da Piana di Velia, 84046, Ascea
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Paestum
Via Magna Graecia, 917/919, 84047, Paestum
  • Exchange your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the Archaeological Museum ticket office in Paestum or the Archaeological Park of Elea-Velia. You can decide with which venue you want to visit first
  • Please note that the visit of the Archaeological Park of Velia is only possible with timeslots. If you go first to Paestum, you can chose it in advance at the ticket office. If you go first to Velia, you can join the next available timeslot
  • You have three days to visit the second venue
  • You'll be accompanied by staff from the Park to visit the museum in Paestum. The visit has a duration of 30 minutes. You can then visit the Archaeological Park on your own

Getting There:

  • Regional Train from Naples Central Station with final destination Cosenza or Reggio Calabria, get off at Paestum Train Station and walk for 5 minutes
  • Paid parking possibilities onsite
Archeological Park Paestum
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:30
Thursday 09:00 - 19:30
Friday 09:00 - 19:30
Saturday 09:00 - 19:30
Sunday 09:00 - 19:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30
Museum Paestum
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:30
Thursday 09:00 - 19:30
Friday 09:00 - 19:30
Saturday 09:00 - 19:30
Sunday 09:00 - 19:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30
Archeological Park Velia
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:30
Thursday 09:00 - 19:30
Friday 09:00 - 19:30
Saturday 09:00 - 19:30
Sunday 09:00 - 19:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

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