CILENTO
The Park of Cilento, hotel destination in the Campania

Moving away from our 4-star hotel in Paestum, you can make an excursion into the territory of the Cilento National Park, which stretches from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Campania Apennines: A representative example of Mediterranean ecosystems, ranging from marine forms those high-mountain; an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions and civilization of the ancient people, through the system of settlements, territorial organization and testimony; territory that melts peoples, culture, nature and traditions, keeping alive the original spirit of the wealth conservation park of the various identities that have occurred in the area.

Gastronomy

And there's more: Paestum is at the center of the Piana del Sele, home of the buffalo mozzarella, a delicious fresh cheese awarded by the European Commission of the PDO. In the area, there are many dairies that allow tourists to take guided tours to discover how this delicacy. Do not miss also the opportunity to taste the artichoke of Paestum and the inevitable extra virgin olive oil of the Cilento.

Mare & Grotte

Cilento coast is as varied imaginable: sandy beaches, rocky sections, caves, cliffs and coves of incomparable beauty, alternate on a clear and crystal waters of the Mediterranean. Even the backgrounds are extremely varied and practically preserve each type of marine habitat, thus becoming a favorite destination for scuba diving. Tenders for unforgettable beach holidays in Cilento in generous proportions and you will surely find the right one for you!

PAESTUM
Welcome to Paestum, d 'art cities

City of Art and Culture of the Magna Grecia, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Pearl of Campania and the ideal destination for your holidays.

History

Paestum, ancient city of Campania situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, was one of the main centers of Ancient Greece. Founded around the beginning of the seventh century BC by Greek colonists from Sybaris, the city had formerly the name of Poseidon, as sacred to Poseidon. At the end of the fifth century BC Paestum was conquered by Lucan, under which experienced a period of prosperity and reached its greatest territorial expansion, and then became a Roman colony with the name of Paestum. In the ninth century. The city was abandoned because of the numerous attacks of the Saracens and the unhealthy climate. Surrounded and buried by swamps caused by the river Sele, Paestum remained hidden and forgotten for about 900 years.

The Temples

The ancient city has been excavated only partially through archaeological excavations enclosed by imposing walls of Greek origin, it is characterized by the presence of three major temples, including two of the Doric order, and one of Doric and Ionic, which constitute some of the best examples of these styles. The Temple of Hera is the oldest of the three and one of the largest Greek temples built in stone; the Temple of Athena and the Temple of Ceres, is smaller and has Ionic columns in the vestibule; the Temple of Neptune is the finest example of Greek architecture in the West.

Between Art & Culture

Do not miss a visit to the famous Archaeological Museum, which allows to trace the history of the city and to admire close pieces of priceless historical and artistic value, such as the famous "Tomb of the Diver". But today Paestum has also become a popular tourist destination and offers a chance to relax and have fun with many activities: there are many offers that the Hotel Meridiana, above all others, has to make you spend a pleasant holiday but also weekend last minute Deals in Paestum.

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