Amalfi Coast to Omignano Scalo with a stop at the Paestum Archaeological Park

This morning we had a great breakfast at our B and B. Before we left I sat outside for a while and enjoyed the wonderful view of the Amalfi Coast.

The Amalfi Coast from Villa Paradise Resort

When we started our drive today we continues on the incredibly scenic, narrow and winding roads for the first part of the drive.

Eventually we reached Salerno where the Amalfi Coast ends. We continued along the coast and stopped at a grocery store to buy water, wine and snacks.

Duke in the grocery store.
I don’t think this grocery store is really am Aldi

Farther along the coast we came to the Paestum Archaelogical Park. The Park is an ancient town with the remains of three Greek Temples dating from around 550 to 450 BC. We parked and explored the ruins.

Two of the Greek Temples at Paestum
Duke and I inside one of the Temples
The Temple of Athena

From the ruins we went to the small museum. They had paintings and artifacts from Greek tombs found near Paestum.

This painting was found on the underside of a stone slab covering a tomb from about 470 BC.

Tonight we are staying at a wonderful hotel in Omignano Scalo, IUMARA Relax Resort. We had a great dinner at the hotel and had a fascinating talk with the host of the restaurant. He looked at our itinerary and told Duke, “you are not typical American tourists!”

Taglioni with local sausage
The grounds of our hotel.

Duke finally lost a few games in our card playing this afternoon. Jo Ann was the big winner today. The score is now Duke 13, Jo Ann 7, Brian 5, Marion 5.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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