Velia Tours

The town of Elea-Velia expands quickly after 535 B.C.. Elea-Velia's promontory is situated in the innermost part of the wide gulf, that is between Licosa Point and the Cape of Palinuro. It is a marvellous spot, filled with olive trees, up on a promontory that is wedged into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and has a breathtaking view. In short, due to its position,its highly experienced sailors,its commercial interests in saltmining and fishing, Velia becomes an important economic centre, Elea-Velia doesn't have any inclination for expansion and enjoys excellent relations with the neighbouring native peoples. This time of reflection, so to speak, leads to the blossoming of a particular philosophical trend, culminating in the works of Pythagoras' follower, Parmenides; and also a prestigious medical school, a foundation block of the Salerno Medical School of the following centuries.

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Pick up at your hotel with English speaking chauffeur and drive to the archeological site of Paestum where you will...
Paestum and Velia private guided tour
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