Rome “the eternal city”
Rome is one of the most iconic cities in the world and its importance in the history of humanity cannot be overstated. It has been the seat of power of many empires including the Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Italy and the Papal States.
Paestum in Piana del Sele [the Sele Plain], is located south of the region, near the sea and north of Cilento National Park. Also known as Pesto, the ancient city of Magna Graecia was given the name of Poseidonia by its founders, in honour of Poseidon.