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8 hours

Enjoy a private tour featuring the best preserved Greek temples on mainland Italy and a visit to an organic mozzarella farm. First stop at the farm in order to see how they produce this world famous cheese daily. Water buffaloes in Europe are only to be found in this area! The visit to the farm also includes tasting freshly made mozzarella. Later move to Paestum: take a walk in the archeological area with its Doric temples, amphitheatre and forum. Also do not miss Paestum Archeological Museum with the famous “Diver Tomb”. A shore excursion to taste local products, to learn more about ancient Greek times, to enjoy southern Italy with your family!


INCLUDED Mercedes vehicle with professional driver; all taxes, parking fees, fuel and pay tolls; mozzarella demonstration and tasting
EXTRA Entrance fee to Paestum
OPTIONAL Private Guide Expert on this specific site
MEETING PLACE Anywhere near Naples or Sorrento or Salerno
DRESS CODE Wear suitable shoes
ADDITIONAL INFO Available as a shore excursion from Naples and Sorrento and Salerno


Practical Info

This Shore Excursion to the Paestum and the mozzarella farm can start anywhere near Naples or Sorrento or Salerno.  If you arrive by train from Rome Leisure Italy will meet you at the train station at no additional charge.  Your Private tour to Paestum shall depart no later than 8 am in order to arrive at the organic farm when the production is ongoing in the morning.  Consider traveling time from Naples or Sorrento to Paestum is about 90 minutes each way.

Mozarella farm and tasting

We will begin our day traveling south to Capaccio. You are not going to visit an ordinary farm. In this farm each water buffalo is named, has its soft couch to lay on, has got brushes to scratch its back and some showers to refresh. The buffaloes are completely independent because of the highly engineered machinery that provides automatic cleaning and self-milking!! Also no chemical products are used to raise up and breed the animals. You will see workers producing mozzarella cheese from behind a glass and also visit the Museum of Ancient Farmers Civilization. At the end you can taste some freshly made mozzarella: delicious!

Later in the morning you will move to the nearby Paestum, ten minutes away from the farm. Ancient Paestum is a unique and beautiful archeological site: during the Middle-Ages it was flooded by a river, so that the area was left in abandon; this is the reason why the three outstanding Greek Temples did not suffer the spoliation other ancient buildings did.

Paestum Optional guided walking Tour

To make the best of your private tour we recommend you take our optional guided service.
Our walking Tour shall focus on the  Architecture of the three Temples and on the central area of the Forum. You will spend about one hour walking outdoor.
Next to the Archeological area is the Museum, which is not big but absolutely interesting. You will see the amazing finds from Paestum and surrounding areas. Not to miss is the world famous “Diver Tomb”, one of the very few existing Greek frescoes in the entire world.

Time permitting we shall move back to the Mozzarella Farm for lunch: delicious home-made Mediterranean style cooking!

  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Optional Private Guide for visiting Paestum
  • Mozzarella making demonstration and tasting
  • All transportation

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Vincenzo Coppola

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