Discover ancient temples, stunning beaches and world-class wineries in Capaccio Paestum. The town is set in the hillsides between the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apennine Mountains. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage national park and step back in time at one of the most treasured archaeological sites in Europe.
Things to do in CapaccioThe Temples of Paestum date back to the 6th century and are smaller than the ones in Pompeii but just as fascinating. Walking around the site, you’ll see temples dedicated to deities like Athena, Poseidon and Hera. The scale of the soaring Doric columns and enormous stone slabs is incredible. Visit in spring to see the site carpeted in bright red poppies.
Museo di Paestum features two storeys of exhibits on the archaeological site. Learn about the excavations that began in the 1950s and admire centuries-old friezes, frescoes and ceramics. Some of the oldest relics date back to the 5th century BC.
Capaccio Paestum is a gateway to Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, where you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. There are beaches for every occasion, from lively stretches of sand lined with bars and seafood trattorias to secluded coves you’ll have all to yourself.
Across Capaccio Paestum, you’ll find restaurants serving traditional dishes from Campania. The region is the birthplace of Neapolitan pizza, and most restaurants offer their own take on the Italian classic. Other specialties include seafood risotto and spaghetti tossed with clams, parsley and cream sauce. Most wine lists spotlight reds from the Campania region.