Throughout the month of August you can experience the majestic ruins of Paestum in a whole new light. After dark, actually. The archaeological park opens the gates every evening and becomes an open-air amphitheatre for music, dance or theatre in the shadow of the temples.
The annual Paestum Festival allows visitors to see the flood-lit outlines of the most important Greek ruins outside of Greece - and the best preserved in Italy - which had been part of Magna Grecia. The impressive temples are striking at any time of day, but are especially dramatic when seen at night when the soft light plays of them and casts eerie shadows.
If you’re staying in one of our villas in the Cilento or Amalfi Coast areas, we highly recommend planning a nocturnal visit to partake in the party. While the archaeological ruins are fully Greek, the festival will be Italian-style… no toga necessary. Noted dance troupes, nationally-known bands, and theater dramas are highlighted each night’s events.
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Rome, from a tour guide's perspective: Relax, have your first cappuccino, walk around via Condotti, Spagna, Navona, Trevi, Pantheon, Corso Visit the Roman forum, Palatine hill, Colosseo Spend all day at the Vatican museums The above is the standard itinerary that pre-occupies all visitors to Rome-"Can we do it all in two days?
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