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 (pĕs′təm, pē′stəm)
An ancient city of southern Italy on the Gulf of Salerno. Founded as a Greek colony before 600 bc, it flourished as part of Magna Graecia and was taken by Rome in 273 bc.


(Placename) an ancient Greek colony on the coast of Lucania in S Italy


(ˈpɛs təm)

an ancient coastal city of Lucania, in S Italy.
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The Montecarbanas are a family as old as the ruins of Paestum, they say.
Rome [by rail], Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Vergil's tomb, and possibly the ruins of Paestum can be visited, as well as the beautiful surroundings of Naples and its charming bay.
Nella "Rosa di Pesto", una prosa composta da Ungaretti nel 1932, il paesaggio di rovine di Paestum si presenta come un "desolante sublime" sotto una hma che rassomiglia ad "uno scheletro in mezzo a una strada [.
The site runs trips to Capri, Ischia, Pompeii, Amalfi, Herculaneum, Positano, Ravello, Paestum, Naples and Vesuvius.
Gregor's femmes embody a countenance that is suggestive of ancient votive portrayals, echoing sculptures she viewed in Paestum, Italy.
Rest and relax in splendid surroundings, enjoy included tours to famous Sorrento, along the Amalfi Drive, and to Ancient Greek Paestum, and join wonderful optional excursions to fabled Pompeii and picture-postcardperfect Capri.
19 (BNA)-- Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), sent a cable of congratulations to Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa on being granted the Paestum Archaeology Award by the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism.
Price includes: Return flights to Italy, Seven nights' half-board accommodation at the four-star Hotel San Pietro in Maiori, Full day visit to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, Full day visit to Paestum and Salerno, Airport to hotel transfers, One suitcase allowance per person, Drinks with dinner, free tea and biscuits daily, Free use of tennis courts & sunbeds, The services of a Tour Manager.
Agency : Consorzio di bonifica di Paestum Sinistra Sele
Viollet-le-Dues remark referred specifically to Labroustes-1829 fourth-year envoi, or submission to the academy in these drawings, prominently displayed in the exhibition's first gallery, Labrouste proposed a provocative restoration of the temples at Paestum, a Greek colony in southern Italy.
in the Ionian Sea, in the south of the Apennine Peninsula (Taranto, Metaponto, Sybaris, Kroton, Elea, Paestum, Neapolis), on the island of Sicily (Syracuse, Catania, Zancle, Acragas, Gela, Selinunte) etc.
He mixes survey chapters with three 'case studies' (Olympia and Delphi, Cyrene and Paestum, and Athens and the Acropolis) and is concerned not just with describing buildings and works of art but sets out to show how and why they were made.