Postiglione is a characteristic borgo that still keeps an original and fascinating atmosphere. Having a walk through its courts or near areas, such as the Canneto or the Castle, you will be able to meet an ancient tradition thanks to the many crafts shops or typical restaurants and ostarias that offer a wide range of traditional specialities.
Vallo della Lucania is a little borgo located in the heart of a huge valley. Having a walk through the city center you will be able to admire the mountain surrounding the area and taste some of the best local specialities thanks to the many restaurants and ostarias.
Paestum is one of the most evocative archaeological sites involving the Greek civilization in the whole of Italy. It is located around 100 kilometers (62 miles) South of Naples, in the administrative district of Capaccio. The ancient city was founded in around 600 BCE by Greek colonists and it prospered until the fall of the Roman Empire. The city's ruins were discovered in 1752 when Charles III of Bourbon ordered a road to be built between Campania and Calabria. The archaeological park contains what remains of the Roman city. The so-called Basilica is really a temple dedicated to Hera, built around 550 BCE. The Temple of Neptune was built in 450 BCE. The Temple of Ceres is situated on the highest point of the city and is often attributed to Athena. The city also includes the Via Sacra, the forum, the Amphitheatre, some public buildings, and the Tempio Italico.
Today three Doric temples dedicated to the Greek-Roman gods of Hera, Ceres and Poseidon command the townscape of the former coastal town. It was probably founded in the 7th century by the Greeks and named 'Poseidonia' after the god of the sea. The Romans conquered the town in AD 273 and gave the town a Roman look by building an amphitheatre and a forum. The museum at the north entrance to the grounds displays some interesting finds that came to light during excavations.
Located in the ancient Greco-Roman city of Paestum in Southern Italy, the Temple of Neptune is an ancient Greek temple built around the year 450 BC. The temple was dedicated to goddess Hera and is among the three magnificent Doric temples in the city. Except for the roof and the inner walls, the remaining structure is well-intact that the other two temples of Hera and Ceres. You can observe the double rows of Doric columns, the two altars and the statues of Apollo which hints at the possibility that the temple was dedicated to Apollo. The temple is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and visitors can observe the temple from outside as access to its interior is restricted.
The Temple of Athena located in Paestum is a Doric structure made from limestone from local regions which dates all the way back to the sixth century BCE. The temple was part of the ancient city of Poseidonia which was established some time in the early 6th century BCE. It was thought to have been dedicated to the goddess of grain crops, Ceres, until many terracotta figurines and idols of Athena were discovered from the site. The temple had a simpler structure than some of the other temples of the same city. Much of it still remains including some of the front facade, most of the pillars which held it up and two capitals.