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Other major
Paestum ruins

Four of the best are the Roman Forum, the amphitheatre, the town's defensive walls, and the museum. Others await to see the light of day as most of the vast Paestum site has yet to be excavated.

History in brief

The ancient city was founded by Greek colonists in the 7th century BC. In 273 AD, it became a Roman colony and was given its current name, Paestum.

Nearest major city

This wonder is less than 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Naples, making it a convenient day trip.

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