Some of the best Greek ruins are in Italy. Greek wealth and nobility would give the first son the site in Greece and the second son got the one in Italy. Southern Italy was a favorite place for the Greeks. It was easy to get to and there was plenty of land there. Paestum is in Campania, south of the Amalfi Coast and south of Salerno. It is between Salerno and Agropoli on the coast. This site was inflected with malaria and lay untouched by humans for a long time. It was for this reason it is so well-preserved.
Paestum today is a large outdoor museum. You buy tickets in a building across the street and then enter the site. Inside you can walk around this huge site with beautiful Greek ruins. The site is so well-preserved that it should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you are visiting the Amalfi Coast, this is a short drive to Paestum.
Come walk around these ruins at Paestum with us in our YouTube video below:
– George Febish
Categories: Amalfi Coast, Campania, Europe, General Travel, Greece, Greek, Greek Ruins, Italian Facts, Italy BLOGs, Ruins, Salerno, Traveling without a tour, VLOG, YouTube
Tags: amalficoast, Campania, Greek, Greek Ruins, Italian, Italy, No Tour Touring, Paestum, Tourism, Travel, Travel and Tourism
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I have been BLOG’ing a lot about Campania region (means “Happy Land”) of Italy (southern Italy including Naples, Capri and Amalfi Coast). This region is known for their lemons and lemoncello and mozzarella di bufala (mozzarella made from buffalo milk instead of cows milk). This region is also known for some very good wines. When I travel in Italy or France I always order a liter of house wine. It’s cheaper and very good. Wine spectator says the wines of this region are great. The most famous is Aglianico, the grape behind the region’s two most famous and respected red wines: Taurasiand Aglianico del Taburno. Aglianico was introduced to the area by the Greeks and later cultivated by the Romans. If you haven’t tried these wines, you should. Exploring different new wines is a soothing and pleasurable thing to do. Eat well, enjoy wine and be happy!
When in Campania tries these and other local wines at any trattoria or Enotecca.
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- Wines of Campania Tasting at Otto Enoteca (thebuddhainyourglass.com)
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Categories: Amalfi Coast, Capri, France, General Travel, Italy
Tags: Aglianico, Amalfi, amalficoast, Campania, Capri, France, Greek, Italian, Italy, No Tour Touring, Romance, Taurasi, Tourism, Wine