Hotel Le Palme

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Poseidonia 123 - Zona Laura, Paestum, 84063, Italy
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Rome To Paestum?

by asaustrup

We are arriving in Rome (airport) at 8:00 am from the states and want to immediately head south to see Paestum, Sorrento/Amalfi, Pompeii, and Naples over the next week.

I had the idea that we may as well travel as far south as we are going (Paestum) and then work our way back north. Can you get fairly direct train from Rome to Salerno and then transfer in Salerno for Paestum and make the whole trip in maybe 4 hours or so?

Is this reasonable or a crazy idea?

Thanks,

Arne

Re: Rome To Paestum?

by mccalpin

1. Which airport are you arriving at? Fiumicino or Ciampino? There are rail connections from Fiumicino, but bus connections from Ciampino (a simplification, but these are the usual ways that people do things).

2. Yes, you can certainly get to Paestum in just over 4 hours. Go to www.trenitalia.com , look for English at the top, and pick a day in the next week or so that is the same day of the week as when you plan to arrive in Rome (do this because the schedules are often not complete more than 60 days in the future).

3. You will see that you will be offered a variety of solutions, most of which will change at Roma Termini (main train station in Rome), and then you have another change in Naples or Salerno.

4. Note that if you click "All Solutions" button at the lower left (but only on the first page of solutions), you will be offered other options. I say this because the initial set of options involves the high speed train from Rome to Naples, which makes the trip faster but much more expensive - usually 57.80 euro each one way 2nd class. If you take a combo of regional and IC trains or all regional trains, you can drop the price down to as little as 22.90 euro each one way 2nd class...but it will take 6 hours plus.

5. Given that the fast way is really expensive, have you looked at taking a flight forward on to Naples? As part of an international ticket, it may not be that bad costwise, and it simplifies things like your luggage (once you start taking trains, you have to handle the luggage yourself)...

Bill

Re: Rome To Paestum?

by leics

I have replied to your post on another thread, but I would personally suggest you base yourselves in Sorrento. You can very, very easily access Capri, Naples, the Amalfi Coast towns, Vesuvius and Pompeii/Herculaneum/Villa Oplontis from there (Circumvesuviana train or bus). To get to Paestum you need to go into Naples and catch the train to Salerno...slightly long, but the huge advantage Sorrento has for all the other sites outweighs that, imo.

Re: Rome To Paestum?

by leics

If you fly into Naples you can take a direct (and efficient) airport bus to Sorrento:

www.curreriviaggi.it

Here's the bus from the airport to Salerno:

http://www.sitabus.it/sitabus/campania/orarioCAMPANIA/Salerno-Capodichino.pdf

Otherwise you would need to take bus or taxi to Napoli Central station and then train onwards to Salerno.

Re: Rome To Paestum?

by painterdave

This is a good idea.
Paestum is totally awesome, and there is a beach area north of it if you are interested in that. I liked the beach a lot and the water was clear, not what I expected.
Study up a bit on Paestum, the history of it is interesting.
dave

Travel Tips for Paestum

Paestum

by sandysmith

Approx fifty-five miles (ninety kilometers) south of Naples, Italy, lies the ancient city of Paestum - the finest preserved Greek temple complex in the Mediterranean world. The day before we had rushed around hot and dusty Pompei for two hours, knowing we would not see everything, yet still feeling frustated at that fact when it was realised.
Paestum was such a contrast. One of the most important archaelogical sites yet we had time to have a great guide explaining things to us, whilst standing in the shade of the surrounding pine trees and then been able to explore the temples and ruins at our leisure. We even had a cool breeze to keep the heat bearable :-)) Amazingly the crowds of tourists do not seem to know of this place so it can be visited in relative peace.

An ants view of Paestum :-))

by sim1


So how does an ant see Paestum? Like this! Hahaha, just loved the pavement, and I had to take a picture of it. And why not from a different angle than normal :-))

This is actually the Via Sacra, the old roman road. You can still see the tracks of the ancient carts in the paving.

Amphitheatre

by sandysmith

The Romans built an amphitheatre in Paestum, part of this is visble but most is still under the modern road. It is however one of the most ancient constructions of its kind. Initially built without the outer ring, only a few of the cavea steps - for the audience - remain.
a parapet seaparating the cavea from the arena was built high to protect against the animals therein. An arcaded outer ring was added in the 1st century AD.

Honey Jars

by sandysmith

All eight bronze jars were made by highly skilled and techonologically advanced craftsmen, and they must have represented a substantial fortune when they were placed in the underground shrine.
All nine vessels were filled with a sticky substance, presumed to be honey, and sealed with wax. The substance was still soft when the seals were broken.

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