Blog/Blog 2018Saturday July 28th, 2018

Paestum, Cilento, Italy

I spent the last week in the Cilento region, an area located south of Salerno, in Campania. To be more specific I have bene in Paestum. A trip in a land of buffaloes and their “mozzarella” cheese, probably the best mozzarella cheese you can ever taste, open minded farmers and Michelin starred chefs, dense pine woods like the starred summer sky and long stretched beaches with incredible turquoise water. Not forgetting the main attraction, the ruins of Paestum famous for their three ancient Greek temples in the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC,all of them in a very good state of preservation. Paestum also is renowned for its painted tombs, mainly belonging to the period of Lucanian rule, while only one of them dates to the Greek period. However, this is the Tomb of the Diver, which is the most famous. It is named after the enigmatic scene, depicted on the underside of the covering slab, of a young man diving into a stream of water. I’s visible at the national museum located right in front of the archeological site entrance. Following a short sample of same pictures collected during my stay. At the end you’ll also find a short video, filmed at dawn, of the temples. A magic moment enhanced by the light and the silence of the early morning.

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum. Here the Temple of Athena, otherwise known as the Temple of Ceres is the best known of the temples at Paestum

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum. Here the Temple of Athena, otherwise known as the Temple of Ceres is the best known of the temples at Paestum

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: bird’s eye view over the coast of Paestum

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Paestum train station

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum. Here the two Temple of Nettuno and Hera or the Basilica

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum. Here the two Temple of Nettuno and Hera or the Basilica

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum. Here the two Temple of Nettuno and Hera or the Basilica

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: buffaloes at the Vannulo farm, one of the most important of the area

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archeological museum of Paestum. Tomb of the diver

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archeological museum of Paestum

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Vannulo farm, the restaurant

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Vannulo farm, the leather factory

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Paestum, Michelin star restaurant Le Trabe, run by chef Giuseppe Stanzione

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Paestum, restaurant Tre Olivi, run by chef Matteo Sangiovanni, inside the Royal Hotel.

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum. Here the two Temple of Nettuno and Hera or the Basilica

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Archaeological Site and Ruins of Paestum. Here the two Temple of Nettuno and Hera or the Basilica

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: Paestum, the dense and thick pine wood protect the inner road from wind and sea

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: watching the seaside

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Paestum lifestyle

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Paestum lifestyle

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Trough the dense pinewood

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Trough the dense pinewood

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Paestum lifestyle at sunset

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Hotel Le Palme

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Barlotti farm, buffalos are the stars

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania: buffaloes at the Vannulo farm, one of the most important of the area

 

Cilento Region, Salerno, Campania – Barlotti farm, buffalos are the stars

 

Paestum, beauty from the sky

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