Today’s Photo: Paestum, Italy

Temple of Athena

Located about 54 miles southeast of Naples, Italy, the 7th Century BC Graeco-Roman city of Paestum is home to some of the oldest and best preserved Doric temples anywhere.   Founded by Greek colonists from Sybaris, and originally called Poseidonia, today it is easily reachable by train from Naples, or Salerno and makes for a very nice day trip, with relatively few tourists.

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