Your English speaking driver will pick you up at the Hotel in morning at 8am.
Today we will drive you in the south of Campania region to visit the Greek Ancient city of Paestum located on the coast of the Tyrrhenian sea in the Magna Grecia.
The first stop will be at the Barlotti cheese factory where it is produced the famous buffalo mozzarella entirely made by hands and exclusively with milk. Here you will have a guided tour visiting the stable where are used the most avantgarde techniques of milking to safeguard animal welfare, hygiene and milk quality, visit the leather shop and the museum with tools and equipments of various periods and finish with a taste of the dairy production.
The tour will continue towards the ruins of Paestum originally founded under the name of Poseidonia approximately in the 600 BC from the Greek colonists of Sybaris and later conquered by the Lucanians and then the Romans. Here you will have free time to visit 3 of the most well-preserved ancient Greek temples in the world (Temple of Hera, Neptune and Ceres dedicated to Athena). Then you will visit also the Archeological Museum with its archaic Greek sculptures and vases where it is preserved a great series of metopes from the nearby sanctuary of Hera, which depict scenes from Homeric myth and women dancing to honor the goddes.
After visiting the Greek ruins of Paestum we will drive you back to Barlotti cheese factory where you can have lunch and taste all the food specialties made with buffalo mozzarella before to drive you back to the port in the afternoon.
-We require only CASH payment in Euros at the end of the service.
-The tour doesn't include lunch, gratuities, entrance fees in Paestum, the licensed guide in the Paestum ruins.
-Entrance fee to the Paestum Temples and Museum is 6,50 Euros per person
-If you would like to arrange a guide it is possible to find one available right at the ticket office (for an extra fee of approximately 120 Euros) or you can easily walk through the Greek Temples on your own
English speaking drivers!
Our company is composed of English speaking drivers also very knowledgeable, informative about the area and of course very friendly! All our drivers are trained to offer a running commentary about the history, local customs and culture of each site but only inside the vehicle infact if you wish to have someone that will walk with you in the sites (like the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum or the National Archeological Museum in Naples) we are able to arrange an official licensed guide for an additional cost.