All posts by Wil ANDERSON (Student Year 9)

A Scenic Trip along the Amalfi Coast and the Ruins of Paestum

Ciao a tutti!!

Hello again from Sorrento. Today concluded our historical sightseeing in Italy. We started the day with a small visit to the seaside fishing town of ‘Positano’, where we enjoyed incredibly beautiful scenic views.

Views from Positano
Views from Positano

From there we continued along the incredibly thin roads of the Amalfi Coastline with some particularly skillful driving on the part of our bus driver. We then proceeded to stop at the main village along the Amalfi coast where we were given an hour and a half to explore the village, it’s beaches, shops and rather small basilica.

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After our somewhat short stop we continued along the coastline south to the Bay of Salerno, where we arrived at our last historical site in Italy – Paestum. After a brief lunch break, we explored the Greek and Roman ruins which are just north of the modern day city. Angelo (our guide) did a great job of bringing passion and life to the content which we were learning.

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After having a guided tour of the miniature museum at the site, we proceeded to observe the original ruins, and in particular, the three temples which that are well preserved. Two of the temples are dedicated to the Greek goddess Hera (Roman god Juno) and the other being dedicated to the goddess Athena.

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We concluded the day with a nice but occasionally playful swim at the nearby beach.

By Dan and Wil