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The Archeological Area and the Museum

At only 400 metres of distance you can find the entrance of the ruins of Posidonia, founded by greeks in the sixth century BC and became in the third century a latin colony under the name of Paestum. It retained the name until the third Century BC when the Romans gained control and renamed the area Paestum, the name that it still goes by today. Paestum is now considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Magna Graecia, thanks to the presence of the three large Doric Temples located within the mighty city walls: the amphitheatre, the forum and the Archeological Museum, which features the finest examples of Greek tomb paintings, and the famous Tomb of the Diver.

It is possible to purchase the entrance ticket at the ticket office of the Main Gate – near the Temple of Neptune, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (from 6.00 pm onwards it is possible to purchase exclusively the ticket “Only Archaeological Areas”).

For info and ticket purchases click here.


free entrance and other free services

Every first Sunday of the month, free admission is possible to both the archaeological park and the museum, there are also many initiatives scheduled for adults and children: free shuttle from Paestum to Velia and back, thematic guided tours of the sites of Paestum and Velia and to the deposits of the Museum, walk on the Crinale degli Dei.

Reservation is mandatory. For more contact by telephone or by email +39 0828811023 - infopaestumevelia@gmail.com.

For a sustainable tourism

Bike rental in Paestum

Ciclidea is the real point of reference for cyclists and mountain bikers who are looking for quality, reliability, but above all professionalism here in Capaccio-Paestum. It offers, upon reservation, an accurate bike rental service with the possibility of delivery on site.
For further information click here.


The sea at your doorstep

Less than a kilometer from the Villa Rita hotel you can reach the sea.
Paestum has a coastline more than 10 km long, with shallow sea beds and fine, soft sand and alternates equipped lidos with stretches of free beach. Parallel to the beach is a beautiful pine forest which offers cool areas during the hottest hours of the day where it is possible to rest in the shade.
Upon request, a coupon will be delivered at the hotel to get a discount at the beach establishment closest to us, the Lido delle Sirene (the contact for reservations and informations is  +39 338 951 0492).


The Visit at Barlotti buffalo's farm

The farm Barlotti is far less then 1 km from the Villa. It Borns at the beginning of the 20th century, is one of the oldest production realities of the Sele plain.
You can book a guided tour in the farm to see the transformation of buffalo milk in mozzarella cheese; or you can delight your palate with the flavors of cheese, yogurt and ice cream.
For more information, click here.



To discover the beauties of the area by entering the natural oases or to reach the nearby beaches while admiring the horizon, horseback riding is the right choice! The expert guides of the Di Lascio Ranch will be able to provide useful information on the itinerary, improve the technique in order to make the excursion in safety.

For more information on the itineraries and prices dedicated to our guests, contact Francesco +393387780176 or visit the stables page on instagram.


"Cilento Accuvato"

Cilento Accuvato was born from the passion for hiking both by bike and on foot and from the desire to discover ever new paths, creating new routes.

The idea is to accompany tourists and curious people "Behind every corner "Accuvato", which in the Cilento dialect means hidden, to help them discover the historical and naturalistic beauties of Cilento.

The excursions are divided into weekly ones concentrated between Agropoli, Capaccio Paestum, Trentinara, Punta Licosa, Diga Alento, bookable from Tuesday to Friday also in English and excursions on weekends with quarterly programming.

For further information: www.cilentoaccuvato.it

Agropoli and Castellabate

The Cilento Coast

To the south of Paestum is the beginning of the Cilento Coast in which many medieval cities are located. In Agropoli, a city situated near Paestum, you will find a magnificent castle overlooking the city with a spectacular view of the sea and its marina. Nearby, you can also visit Castellabate, a noteworthy seaside resort of the Cilento Coast. At the foot of Castellabate’s medieval village, between Punta Licosa and Punta Tresino, extends a marine protected area with long sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs amidst an enchanted sea.


Tour and tasting in Marino Wine farm

Chosen by our sommelier, appreciated by our guests, the wine company Marino is ideal for the wine lovers. Founded in 1977, today the farm is one of the most authentic expressions of  Cilento, with a strong tradition and constantly committed to the enhancement of the best local wines of Campania.
You can book a visit to the exclusive wineries, walk through the vineyards and taste the DOP wines Marino . In every meeting, the guests will be guided professionally by the Marino family, able to expand their knowledge on the world of wine.

For more information click here.


The Angel Flight

To admire a 360° the beauties of Cilento, you can "fly", thanks to a harness anchored to a steel cable that connects to 1,500 meters in length the two most beautiful points in Trentinara.
With "Cilento in Volo" the brave can fly between the mountains, for about a minute and half, and enjoy the beauty of an area that preserves some spectacular natural landscapes.

For more information click here.

Cilento Outlet Village

Don't lose the habit ... go shopping!

The Cilento Outlet Village is located on SS18 variant (SP430), km 79 + 250, at 6 km from the exit of Battipaglia on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria. It is a citadel of shopping, with pedestrian streets and ample free parking, there are numerous factory outlets of important Italian and international known brands.
Read more here.


The Caves

Less than 40 km from Paestum, at the right side of the river Calore, there is one of the largest speleological landscape of southern Italy (4800 m long); it is a complex of caves particularly rich in stalactites and stalagmites of a thousand shapes.
For more details click here.

Pompeii and Herculaneum

The archeological Area

In about one hour you can reach, to the north, Pompeii and Herculaneum. The remains of these two cities are well preserved thanks to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii is the largest and  Herculaneum, at the distance of 10 km of Pompeii, is the littlest (for this reason you can visit both in the same day).
Vesuvius is an active volcano, but as the last eruption dates back to 1944, for this reason you can visit it safely by taking the shuttle that will conduce you about till the summit.

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Hotel Villa Rita

Via Nettuno, 9
84047 Capaccio-Paestum (Sa) Italy
Phone: +39 0828 811081

E-mail: info@hotelvillarita.it
P.iva: 03499350654

Coordinate GPS: +40° 25' 3.46", +15° 0' 6.73"

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