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La Certosa di San Lorenzo di Padula & Paestum

  • 8 Hours


Description

It starts from Naples to reach the Certosa di San Lorenzo, it takes almost 2 hours by car, during the journey we will make a pleasant stop in one of the famous dairies, which are located between Battipaglia and Eboli, where the exquisite buffalo mozzarella is produced ,

arrived at the Certosa di San Lorenzo in Padula

It is the largest Charterhouse in Italy, as well as among the most famous, and is located in Padula, in the province of Salerno.
Founded in 1306, this monastery has the largest cloister in the world (about 12,000 m²) and is surrounded by 84 columns.
The main part is in baroque style and occupies an area of ​​51,500 m² on which more than 320 rooms are built. Today the Certosa houses the Provincial Archaeological Museum of western Lucania, which collects a collection of finds from the excavations of the necropolis of Sala Consilina and Padula, here we will make a stop of about 2 3 hours

we stop for lunch, in a typical restaurant of the area, to taste typical dishes of the Lucan tradition, after which we leave for Paestum

Paestum
One of the most important monumental complexes of Magna Graecia, called by the founders Poseidonia in honor of Poseidon, but very devoted to Hera and Athena.
In Paestum there are countless artifacts and decorative artifacts, many of which are kept in the National Archaeological Museum. Of immense beauty are the three Doric temples come in excellent condition, so as to be considered unique examples of the Magno-Greek architecture: the Temple of Neptune (530 BC) in reality dedicated to Hera and built in sandstone, is the largest among the temples of Paestum; the Temple of Athena (500 BC), also known as the Temple of Ceres; the Basilica (540 a.c.) which is actually a temple dedicated to Hera.

after the visit of Paestum, which lasts about 2 3 hours, we return to Naples.