A trip to the hilltop town of Castellabate in Cilento, Italy

The coastline below Castellabate in Cilento in the south of Italy

The coastline below Castellabate in Cilento in the south of Italy

A weekend in July, too hot to sit still … but … where to go? The north is too far and the south too scorched, so we settle on next door – Cilento.

Can’t claim brilliant local knowledge for the choice, rather over-indulgence … too many viewings of Benvenuti al Sud.

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The point of the diver in Paestum

A look back (first published on 25 January 2015):

The Phraser

Painting from the tomb of the diver We know this young man – but we don’t – that’s why we remember

Paestum and its temples are suddenly there, on the edge of a Tarmac road in a sunny field close to the sea, just across the street from a couple of cafes and a museum.

It all seemed unreal until we met the diver …

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The point of the diver in Paestum

Painting from the tomb of the diver

We know this young man – but we don’t – that’s why we remember

Paestum and its temples are suddenly there, on the edge of a Tarmac road in a sunny field close to the sea, just across the street from a couple of cafes and a museum.

It all seemed unreal until we met the diver …

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