Explore the ruins of an ancient Greek city and get a taste of some delectable Mediterranean cheese on this exquisite guided tour to Paestum. Along with Doric temples that date back to the 1st century BC, you can see the origins of the region's famed delicacy of buffalo mozzarella cheese.
A tour bus takes you from your hotel or designated meeting point to the hilly countryside around Paestum, where you can visit a local mozzarella farm and learn how the iconic cheese is made. See the complete process of forming the mozzarella, and don't miss the chance to taste and buy some amid the peaceful groves.
Next, it's time for a visit to the archaeological site of Paestum itself. This city has stood for more than 2,500 years, a romantic ruin in the midst of a solemn wilderness. Here, you can see incredibly well-preserved Greek ruins, architecture, and monuments, including a largely intact temple to the goddess Hera that dates to the 5th century BC.
At the National Museum of Paestum, you can admire ancient dioramas painted on limestone slabs recovered from the Tomb of the Diver, a magnificent example of Greek painting, before the ride back to your resort brings your tour to an end.