Almost everyday after we had our Italian language lessons Accademia Italiana arranged for us to go on cultural excursions. These included activities like going to tour a mozzarella cheese factory, ceramics painting, touring of historical churches and ancient Greek cities. On this particular day we toured the ancient Greek city, Paestum. The Greeks founded the city of Paestum in 600 B.C. The city is about an hour train ride from Naples and a thirty-minute train ride from Salerno. I remember almost skipping this excursion because at the time I had a really bad sinus infection from changing environments. I’m really glad I didn’t skip the tour. The actual small city of Paestum is very charming with picturesque views of mountains and farmlands so if you have time I suggest doing a little exploring. There is a really good Gelato place (sorry I forgot the name but you can’t miss it) very close to the ancient ruins that is great for cooling down and enjoying the views.

  • Sydney // Anchored in the Sout

    Wow! Such amazing photos Danielle!!
    xo, Syd

  • Looks like such a great trip, these photos are perfect. I would love to go there on day!

  • Kayleigh

    This looks like a dream! Glad you’re having a great time!

  • Sarah Louise Zerbe

    What a cool place to visit! Also love your workout pants.

  • mckenna bleu

    Those pictures are amazing! Looks like a great place to visit!

  • What an amazing trip! The pictures are so stunning!


  • Miss ALK

    I’ve never heard of this town before but it sounds like such an amazing and historical area. And who can pass up Gelato?! Loving your adventures!

    xoxo A

  • oh man! I wish I was there going to Italian classes!

  • Audrey Stowe

    ahhhhh what a fun post!! This area looks amazing and love the photos girl

  • I’ve never heard of Paestum, but it sounds like it would be a great place to visit! You look like you had a blast – I love the jumping photos!

  • The Confused Millennial

    These are gorgeous photos! Looks like you had an awesome time!

  • What a breathtaking place… and you look stunning lady!! Looks like you had a lot of fun :)


  • This looks like such an adventurous places to wander around – so much history and story to it. Those are the best places to visit! Great photos.

  • What gorgeous photos! I would love to visit!