- Generally very enjoyable but the final 24 hours overshadowed the rest. I think in future the trip should go from Maiori to Velia, then to the hotel in Laura (Paestum) and spend the final day looking at Paestum. Or go back to Maiori (lovely hotel and interesting place) after visiting Paestum. We were rushed around Paestum to get to a hotel, which was effectively in the middle of nowhere, and expected to hang around for 24 hours until the bus came back to drive us to the airport. It was not beach weather and the beach was filthy and nothing was open. The hotel was not particularly pleasant and the food was poor but we were expected to eat there at inflated prices. I felt completely trapped. The horror of this threatens to overwhelm the rest of the week; there are only so many times that you can take a taxi from Laura to Paestum to find something to do. We were reduced to going to a buffalo mozzarella factory; it passed the time, nothing more. It is this end to the holiday that will prevent me from recommending this particular holiday.
Published on: 26 May 2016