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  • Day91


    June 23 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Up early so to try to avoid worst of the day time heat but was already 26 degs at 7:30am! Train journey uneventful but not sure why we bought tickets no one checked them. Temples were very impressive. As were other ruins at the site. On return train journey no one checked tickets either I am glad they only us €4 each return!Read more

  • Day11

    Schlemmen auf der Büffelfarm Barlotti

    May 25 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach dem anstrengenden und kulturell geprägten Vormittag bei den Griechen und Römern sind wir zielstrebig Richtung Büffelfarm Barlotti gewandert und wollten uns gleich mal einen Tisch im Freien unter den mit Wein bewachsenen Lauben sichern. Nix war´s - alles reserviert und besetzt. Erst in einer Stunde, also um 14:00 Uhr war der nächste Tisch im Freien zu haben. Natürlich haben wir die Chance ergriffen und die Wartezeit genutzt, uns das Warenangebot im Hofladen genauer anzuschauen.
    Frischer Büffelmozzarella - in der Früh produziert und dann sofort in den Hofladen - ein Traum für uns Genießer. 4 schöne Kugeln haben wir in die Tüte mit Lake packen lassen. Dann gab es noch einen Limoncella und einen guten Wein aus der Region, den wir ebenfalls als unwiderstehlich einstuften. Vollbepackt ging es Richtung Zeltplatz und im Cali wurden die wertvollen Schätze verstaut.
    Zurück zur Farm, wir hatten ja den Tisch um 14:00 Uhr. Vor dem Essen schauten wir uns auf der Farm noch ein bißchen um . Auf dem Hof sind 350 Büffel untergebracht. Eingeteilt in 2 Zonen - der Nachwuchs hat einen Stall für sich und die Büffel, die gemolken werden haben ebenfalls einen separaten Bereich für sich.
    2 mal am Tag werden die Büffel gemolken und gibt ca. 10 Liter Milch am Tag. Die Produktion des Mozzarellas beginnt mitten in der Nacht um 1:00 Uhr und die Schicht endet dann gegen Mittag.
    Der Hof hat noch ein weiteres Gelände auf dem 500 Büffel untergebracht sind. Geliefert wird der Käse nach ganz Italien, nach Deutschland und auch einige Abnehmer außerhalb Europa werden beliefert.
    Pünktlich um 14:00 Uhr bekamen wir endlich unseren Tisch und die Schlemmerei konnte starten.
    Wir wollen Euch nicht vorenthalten, was uns empfohlen wurde.

    Ravioli gefüllt mit Büffelricotta auf Tomaten- Lemon Sauce dazu frisch geriebener Büffelkäse
    Büffelfilet medium gebraten mit einer großen Mixed Grilled Verdure - Platte
    Schoko- und Stracciatellaeis aus Büffelmilch und einer Schokotorte, dazu feinen italienischen Cafe

    Jeder Gang war ein Traum - die Ravioli handgemacht in der feinen Sauce - unbeschreiblich
    Das Büffelfilet - haben wir in Deutschland auf noch keiner Speisekarte entdeckt - auf der Zunge förmlich zergangen und geschmacklich bestes Fleischerlebnis
    Und Dolci können die Italiener sowieso, an diesem Hof bäckt die Mama selber die Kuchen - schmecken zumindest so!
    Das Schokoeis aus Büffelmilch möchten wir noch besonders erwähnen - cremig, schokoladig und einen Schmelz der seines Gleichen sucht.
    Das Ganze begleitet von einem guten Wein aus der Region.

    So, jetzt hoffen wir, dass Euch beim Lesen unseres kulinarischen Berichts das Wasser genau so im Mund zusammenläuft wie uns bei der Schlemmerei heute Nachmittag.

    Jedenfalls war das eines der besten Essen, das wir genießen durften

    Heute Abend gab es dann nur noch eine Kleinigkeit im Cali - Büffelmozzarella und ein paar Tomaten (direkt vom Bauern ums Eck) mit gutem Olivenöl und feinen italienischen Gewürzen.

    Viele Grüße von den zwei Genießern aus Paestum

    Helga und Klaus
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  • Day44

    Il Granaio dei Casabella, Paestum

    October 12, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    After a fabulous couple of days in Amalfi it was time to hit the road again, or in this case the ferry, to Salerno. From Salerno we picked up our hire car and made our way to Paestum, once a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The ruins of Paestum are famous for their three ancient Greek temples, dating from about 600 to 450BC, which are in a very good state of preservation, and the reason Paestum is on our agenda.

    This part of Italy is very different to the other regions we have driven through. It is much flatter, less cared for, and not as pretty as some of the drives we have been on. There seems to be a lot of farming areas and parts of it had a real abandoned feel to it. Other than the prostitutes sat on their plastic chairs in the middle of nowhere, there weren’t a lot of people or cars around. It was an eye-opening drive, one that made me glad we pay taxes at home.

    Paestum itself looked like a resort town, and not a cheap one either, which was surprising considering the area we had driven through. It has a lush expensive feel to it. However, we weren’t staying here for the beaches, so we stayed closer to the Archaeological Park. We are staying at Il Granaio dei Casabella, a restored farm turned into a country hotel, only a six-minute walk from the Temple of Athena. The property is beautiful, inside and out with the only downfall being the many, many stairs we have to climb to our room. Being that it is off season and there aren’t many people staying here, we are surprised to be given the furthest room on the top floor. Oh, and the fact their website states there is a restaurant onsite and they completely deny that this is a restaurant or that it states it on their site. Very odd. And once again I had booked a bit further out of town with the belief there would be lunch and dinner options at the hotel. Luckily, we managed to get some lunch near the Archaeological Park, and dinner at a very cute restaurant just up the road from where we are staying.

    While the staff weren’t overly friendly and the internet was bad, the place itself was beautiful. The grounds were luscious and green, overflowing with flowers and plants, and there was even a tower room covered in ivy. Inside was just as grand, with well-appointed living-rooms that were very inviting. And the location to the Archaeological Park meant we could park the car and walk. It was a lovely place to stay. Thankfully breakfast was included and it was delicious!! So much variety and there was even a staff member on hand just to make our coffees.

    Despite some of our negatives, we would stay here again. It would be lovely to stay in the Springtime to see the gardens in full bloom.
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  • Day44

    Parco Archeologico di Paestum

    October 12, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After dropping off our bags we made our way to Parco Archeologico di Paestum, the site of three large temples dating from about 550 to 450BC. It was amazing seeing the huge temples in the distance as we walked towards them. They are in such great condition and have been well preserved. The whole ancient city of Paestum covers an area of approximately 120 hectares, but only the 25 hectares that contain the three main temples and the other main buildings have been excavated.

    The oldest of the three temples is the Temple of Hera, begun in about 560BC. It is the only Greek temple dating to a period of crucial importance to the formation of Greek architecture to have been preserved in such good condition. Seeing it standing out against the green grass and blue sky, it is a very striking structure.

    The largest of the temples, and the best preserved, is the Temple of Neptune, built in about the mid fifth century BC. The amazing thing is the construction as it is built of enormous blocks held together with simple dowels, without the use of mortar, enabling the building to withstand earthquakes and other natural calamities.

    What was even more amazing is that we were able to climb the ancient, and very tall, stairs and stand inside this structure, and just be in awe of the size and strength of the building. It just blows your mind to think we are standing were people stood before Christ. The only disappointing part about it was the group of youths taking selfies and making fun of other tourists in there. They would not move to allow other people to take photos of the temple. Very ignorant and they did dampen our experience.

    Next to the Temple of Neptune is the Temple of Athena. While not is as good condition as the Temple of Neptune, it is still amazing to see the large structure still so well preserved and the view of the three temples is very impressive.

    Other structures in the park are the remains of Roman Forum, the amphitheatre, even the main street of the Roman city. We could walk amongst the remains of the walls of their homes, assembly spaces and baths. The sense of history provokes such a feeling of awe and we explored the site for some time, just soaking it all in.

    Even though the park was shut at night-time, we wandered back after dinner to take some photos of the temples lit up. They look just as impressive in the dark. While this stop was off the beaten track on not really on our way to our next stop, I am so glad we made the detour to see this impressive part of history.
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  • Day24


    March 28 in Italy ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    Dernière étape en Campanie avant la route pour la Sicile : Paestum
    Nous avons été profondément impressionnés par les temples grecs monumentaux âgés de 2600 ans.
    Dix jours passés dans cette région particulièrement riche et variée, et nous aurions pu en consacrer plus mais la Sicile nous appelle !

  • Day362

    Day 363: Westwards to Paestum

    February 12, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Started the day with a quick Skype session with Mum for her birthday, then left our place around 10:30am. Drove westwards out of Basilicata province back into Campania, on the coast about two hours south of Naples. Fairly long drive, about three hours worth, and we stopped at McDonalds for lunch since it's the easiest option on days like this.

    Arrived in the town of Paestum around 2pm where we checked into our apartment. It's a large BnB place with four rooms, though we're the only occupants. Spent the afternoon chilling out inside, then headed out for dinner in the evening at a local pizza place. Huge pizzas, very tasty and very cheap too.

    Only downside to this place is that it's freezing cold here. There must be a cold snap or something because we're only a kilometre or so from the coast, but it's absolutely frigid and the house is clearly designed for summer, not winter. They gave us a couple of heaters, but it's not much use!
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  • Day363

    Day 364: The Ruins of Paestum

    February 13, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    The world heritage site here is quite unusual. Just near us is a series of Greek temples, probably the best preserved ones outside of Greece. But instead of being their own listing, they're combined with a large national park nearby and then a monastery as well for some reason - go figure. We've got two days to explore, but the weather is looking fairly grim.

    Unsure what to do, we just headed off in the car to drive around the national park. I'd decided that my video would just focus on the Greek temples since those were by far the most interesting parts, so we just spent a couple of hours doing a circuit around the national park.

    Our apartment was right near the temples, so instead of going home we opted to grab lunch at a cafe opposite the temples instead. The rain was holding for now, so we figured we might as well head in and film the temples while we were here.

    They're definitely very impressive - three large stone constructions with lots of pillars and most of the facades still intact. There's a whole colony as well that's buried here, though not much of it remains compared to somewhere like Pompeii or Ostia Antica. You might be wondering why Greek temples are here in Italy, but obviously this was a colony of Greek settlers, founded around 500 BC. It later became part of the Roman province known as Magna Grecia (Greater Greece) and was fully integrated into the Roman empire after the wars for control of Italy in the 200s BC. The Romans of course just replaced the Greek gods with their own!

    We spent a few hours wandering around and filming, though we spent at least 30 minutes sheltering under an olive tree while a rain squall passed over, including a light smattering of hail! Again the site was quite empty, though there was a large group of obnoxious French school kids doing a tour as well. Still no idea why they're so much more poorly behaved than other nationalities kids!

    Last stop was the museum opposite the ruins, where they had some of the archaeological finds from the grounds as well as nearby tombs. Also a fascinating tomb known as the Tomb of the Diver because it features, yes, a guy diving from a stone wall into some water - likely a metaphor for passing into death I guess.

    More rain closed in so we headed home to shiver in the cold and cook some dinner. Did a bit of planning and a couple more videos too.
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  • Day6


    October 7, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Ein Reisetag mit Besichtigungsprogramm: obwohl für heute Regen angesagt war, erreichen wir trockenen Fußes Paestum. 600 v. Chr. wurde die griechische Stadt unter dem Namen Poseidonia gegründet. Drei gut erhaltene dorische Tempel, geweiht Hera, Athene und Poseidon, zeugen noch von dieser Epoche. Zum Ende haben wir Glück und es kommt tatsächlich noch mal die Sonne raus.Read more

  • Day6

    Museum von Paestum

    October 7, 2016 in Italy ⋅ 🌫 16 °C

    Auch das zugehörige Museum ist sehr sehenswert. Es zeigt eine bedeutende Sammlung griechischer Altertümer aus Unteritalien, in der Hauptsache Grabfunde aus griechischen und lukanischen Nekropolen. Neben den üblichen griechischen Tontöpfen und einigen Waffen finden sich ausgesprochen gut erhaltene Malereien auf und in Sarkophagen, wie zum Beispiel der berühmte Taucher, der den Übergang vom Leben in das Reich der Toten als Sprung ins Wasser darstellt.Read more

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