Private Paestum and Mozzarella Tasting
While in Italy it is possible to travel back in time to ancient Greece, discover the settlement of Paestum, where it proves you do not have to travel to Greece to see Doric temples. The relics that have been excavated in Paestum count as some of the best preserved of their kind in the world.
Paestum was a major ancient Greek city residing on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in southern Italy. The ruins here are famous for their three temples in the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC. The city walls and amphitheater are largely intact, and the bottom of the walls of many other structures remain, as well as paved roads.
As you leave the port of Naples, enjoy a scenic, approximately 1-hour drive will take you south and to the archeological site. After arrival, discover among the ancient buildings located in the central area of the complex, three temples dedicated to the Greek goddesses of Hera and Athena. For much of history they were often wrongly attributed to the Roman gods of Neptune and Ceres. There is also a very large amphitheater and a Roman Forum. Proceed from here with a visit to the museum containing even more amazing treasure.
You will leave this site and travel approximately 1.5 hours to a local farm, where you will learn about the production of mozzarella, yogurt and the rearing of buffalos.
Now it is time to taste their farm-made products including the mozzarella, garden tomatoes, salad, yogurt, baked bread and wines, a delicious way to end your day for sure.
Return to the pier on a panoramic drive as you recall this exciting day with your fellow guests.