Paestum

Ancient Greek City of Paestum First Site to Open as Italy Eases Lockdown

The towering Greek temple complex at Paestum near Naples became the first Italian archaeological site to reopen to tourists after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Even before the iconic sites of the Colosseum and Pompeii, this ancient Greek colony dating back...

The Breathtaking Ancient Greek Ruins of Italy (photos)

When you think about Italy and ruins, your mind's eye automatically brings up scenes of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. However, Italy is home to countless ruins which are in actuality Greek  -- many of which are in...

New Discoveries at Poseidonia Tell Us More About the Ancient City’s Greek Founders

The city originally called Poseidonia was established by Greek colonists some twenty-five hundred years ago, and was one of the most important sanctuaries in Magna Graecia (modern-day southern Italy) at that time. The city fell in the ruling hands...