7 Sights in Capaccio, Italy (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Capaccio, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Capaccio, Italy.List of cities in ItalySightseeing Tours in Capaccio
1. Archaeological site of Paestum
Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. The ruins of Paestum are famous for their three ancient Greek temples in the Doric order, dating from about 550 to 450 BC, which are in an excellent state of preservation. The city walls and amphitheatre are largely intact, and the bottom of the walls of many other structures remain, as well as paved roads. The site is open to the public, and there is a modern national museum within it, which also contains the finds from the associated Greek site of Foce del Sele.
2. Museo archeologico nazionale di Paestum
The National Archaeological Museum of Paestum is a museum located in the municipality of Capaccio-Paestum, in the province of Salerno. The National Archaeological Museum of Paestum is one of the major museums "on site" in Italy. The different sections that make it up allow the visitor to retrace the history of the Greek, Lucanian and Roman city. From 2015 following the D. P. C. M. 171/2014 has become a state museum equipped with special autonomy. In 2017 Scavi and Paestum Museum were the fifteenth most visited Italian state site, with 441,037 visitors.
Wikipedia: Museo archeologico nazionale di Paestum (IT), Website
3. Archaeological site of Hera Argiva
The Heraion at Foce del Sele is an archaeological site consisting of an Ancient Greek sanctuary complex dedicated to the goddess Hera in Magna Grecia. It was originally located at the mouth of the Sele, about 8 km (5.0 mi) north of the Greek city of Poseidonia, famous for its three standing Greek temples, but is now about 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from the modern coast as a result of the deposition of alluvial sediment by the river. The site is in the modern commune of Capaccio-Paestum, some 80 km (50 mi) south of Naples.
4. Temple of Athena (or Ceres. Later a Christian church)
The Temple of Athena is a Greek temple found at Paestum, in Capaccio Paestum, a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. It was built around 500 BC and was for some time incorrectly thought to have been dedicated to Ceres, but as a result of the recovery of numerous statuettes in terracotta depicting Athena, it is now thought to have been dedicated to her.
5. First Temple of Hera (also called The Basilica)
The Basilica is located in the archaeological site of Poseidonia, a city of Magna Graecia renamed Paestum by the Romans. It is located in the southern sanctuary of the city, where it stands, parallel and almost aligned on the eastern side, a short distance from the rear temple of Neptune.
6. Second Temple of Hera (also called of Neptune or Poseidon)
The Temple of Hera II, is a Greek temple in Paestum, Campania, Italy. It was built in the Doric order around 460–450 BC, just north of the first Hera Temple. If still in use by the 4th-and 5th century, it would have been closed during the persecution of pagans in the late Roman Empire.
7. Chiesa dell'Annunziata
The church of the SS. Annunziata dates back to the beginning of the fifth century AD And it is located within the archaeological site of Paestum, in the municipality of Capaccio Paestum in the province of Salerno.
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