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The ruins here are part of the ancient city of Poseidonia, founded by Greek colonists in the 7th century BC. When the Romans took over the colony in 273 BC and its name was latinized to Paestum, they changed the layout of the settlement, adding an amphitheater and a forum.
The S18 from the north has now been rerouted via the train station (Stazione di Paestum), which is about 800 yards from
the ruins. Access can be gained through the perfectly preserved archway Porta Sirena, or—if motorized—through the northern gate of Porta Aurea.
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