Established in 600 BC; it was one of the main centres of Magna Graecia, it is now an important archaeological area that records a glorious past.
Around 160 Km from the Baia Domizia Camping Villa, the Greeks founded this town at the edge of the Sele plain in 6th century BC, it was known as Poseidonia, the city of Poseidon.
The three temples that document the various stages of the Doric architectural development in Italy are: Basilica or the Temple of Hera, (mid-6th century BC), Temple of Ceres (end of the 6th century BC), temple of Neptune (mid-5th century BC).
The excavations have brought to light the remains of the ancient city, with public and religious buildings, roads and fortified walls. A museum preserves all the archaeological finds among which, burial paintings and treasures, votive offerings in terracotta, architectural fragments and sculpture.