The first intangible heritage exhibition is hosted by the former tobacco factory Cafasso, now NEXT – Nuova Esposizione Ex Tabacchificio, an important example of industrial archaeology dating back to the 1920s. Initially intended for the fruit and vegetable sector, the building was used in the tobacco industry, giving a strong boost to the economy of the Sele Plain.
A few kilometres from NEXT, it is possible to reach and visit the Paestum Archaeological Park and the Archaeological Museum, which recently presented to the public a new display of works, among which the Tomb of the Diver stands out.
In the ancient Poseidonia, founded by Greek colonists from Sybaris in the 7th century B.C., one can visit, among others, the Basilica (most probably a temple of Hera), the Temple of Ceres (actually dedicated to Athena) and the Temple of Neptune (probably dedicated to Zeus or Apollo).
The Archaeological Park of Velia, present-day Ascea (SA), offers the experience of a journey through time to Elea, one of the most important cities of Magna Graecia and home of Eleatic philosophy. The city, founded around 540 BC by the Greeks, was initially called Hyele, after the name of a spring, then Elea and finally Velia in Roman times. It was here that the philosophers Parmenides and Zeno established the Eleatic school.
With the campania>artecard pass you can visit more than 80 cultural sites in Campania, including the archaeological parks of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the Royal Palace of Naples, and the Royal Palace of Caserta.
Discover the complete list at www.campaniartecard.it