Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide and departure.
In the morning visit to Paestum with the amazing Valley of the Temples.
The Greek Poseidon, first under the control of Lucan and then under the Roman Paestum, contains an archaeological site considered among the most interesting in Italy. The temples are so well-preserved that just a few are alike in the classical world. The surrounding landscape, remained unchanged since the days of the discovery, helps to evoke the splendours of this ancient frontier town. Nearby, there are sacred areas of the three Greek temples known as Basilica, Nettuno and Cerete; the area of the foro with public buildings; some Greek ruins; Roman houses and an amphitheatre (or part of it).
The museum, a building of the Fascist era, contains artefacts of the city, from the sanctuary to the mouth of the river Sele and of the necropolis.
Transfer to Villa Salati where Mrs Cecilia Salati, the owner of the house, will wait for us.
lunch buffet offered inside the villa.
In the early afternoon arrival in Salerno and guided tour of the old town centre.
The “Opulenta Salernum ” has roman origins and is rich in medieval history. Salerno offers itineraries among churches, palaces, museums and gardens. From its castle known as Arechi, you can enjoy a wide panorama. There are two significant periods which mark the history of the city; the medieval Lombard period, that is traceable through churches and town planning, and the Norman period, known as the time of the unscrupulous knights. Even though they subverted the history of the city, they increased its fortune. Salerno was known, throughout the Christian West, for its medical school, which earned the nickname of ” Hippocratica Civitas .” Nice visit to the Garden of Minerva, which is located in the heart of the old town of Salerno, an area called ” Plaium montis ” during the Middle Age. It is situated half way of an ideal itinerary that stretches as far as the axis of the enclosed vegetable and terraced gardens, whose area includes Villa Comunale, torrent Fusandola, and Castle of Arechi.
Dinner at the local restaurant.