Paestum was the site of a major Greek settlement (600 BC) which was later conquered by the Lucanians (the locals) then in 273 BC Rome moved in. They renamed the majestic Poseidonia, the very diminished, Paestum. It is a 50 minute train ride from Salerno, in southern Italy. (Or 1 & a 1/2 hours on… Read More From Poseidonia to Paestum
The tourist triangle of the 3 P’s includes Pompei, Paestum and Positano and sitting at the geographical center of these is Salerno. I loved Salerno and would go again tomorrow if I wasn’t 27 hours away in New Zealand. Salerno is easy to get to on the main trunk train line from Rome, Naples, Reggio… Read More The Salerno Triangle: Surrounded by Wonderful on Every Side .
Pompei is way bigger than I had realised, it is not a village but a city. It is very easy to get to Pompeii on the train. The circumvesuviana train line between Sorrento and Naples has a stop practically by the main entrance. I paid €4.70 for the train from Sorrento and €11.00 entrance fee. I didn’t… Read More Pompeii