excursions

Agropoli:

agropoli-610-210Agropoli, the landing point larger than the Cilento coast, is now an urban center, organized primarily around tourism and trade, and the social life and social during the summer .. To visit is the quaint old town, with the beautiful front door, which incorporates the Angevin-Aragonese, Byzantine structure of triangular, and is placed on a rock overlooking the sea, a natural viewpoint from which, on clear days, sightings of Capri and the tip of the Campanella . The small streets of downtown, features and well kept, are during the summer scene of events that sometimes recall the daily life of the country in other eras. Valuable also the churches: Our Lady of Constantinople, early Baroque, and the medieval SS. Peter and Paul, and the Tower of St. Mark. Exceptionally evocative and well preserved is the embattled gateway of atmosphere that surrounds the fortress, detaching it from the modern town. Near the port, in via Pisacane, is the Antiquarium, that collects testimonies from prehistoric Greek, Roman, Luke and Middle Ages. The most commercial streets are full of all kinds of supply, particularly the shops of Corso Garibaldi, the road that goes to the old town, and the offer is increased, in the summer, as many events. Very nice and very picturesque coastline is the Bay of Trentova. To the west of the marina stands overlooking the coastal tower (XVI cent.) Of San Francesco next to the altered remains of the convent. Legend has it that St. Francis, returning from the Holy Land, have stopped and preached to the fish. The miraculous event is commemorated by a cross placed on the rock.

Paestum:

paestumVisitare the town of Paestum is like going back in time: the ancient Poseidonia, in fact, are the three best preserved Doric Greek temples in the world. This makes us understand how this resort is its origin (550-450 BC.) Was an important center of trade and cultural exchanges, for the entire Magna Grecia, thanks to its strategic location near the mouth of the river Sele, in the Gulf of Salerno. Even today, Paestum, is popular with tourists who come to admire the ancient temples and the remains of the ancient city. UNESCO has included in the list of World Heritage-Paestum in 1998, uniting this important historic site to the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, the archaeological site of Velia, and the Certosa di Padula. Paestum is located in Campania, in the municipality of Capaccio, in the province of Salerno. The ancient city of Paestum, once called Paistom, was one of the liveliest centers of Ancient Greece. The original name, Poseidon, is probably due to the deity Poseidon, to which the inhabitants were devout. Gradually the name of the city became Pesto and remained so until 1926, when the town took its present name of Paestum. By now it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations also by foreigners who decide to enjoy a trip to Italy. The original (and very old) the city is easily detectable by an untrained eye because it is surrounded by the remains of massive walls, built by the Greeks and then reworked by Lucanians and Romans. Despite the most flourishing period for Paestum was one in which the city was part of Magna Grecia, the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The first archaeological excavations that saw the discovery of relics and ruins of some importance, including some temples and amphitheatres, date back to the ‘700, although the systematic recovery of buildings and works of art for a long time buried in Paestum was in ‘900, when they emerged from the yards laBasilica, the Temple of Ceres, Porta Marina, Porta Justice, Via di Porta Marina, the Amphitheatre, ilTempio of Peace, the Comitium, the Tomb of the Diver, a good part of the ancient and more . Unesco has merged the archaeological finds in the area and the surrounding nature reserves in a single site, protected by the organization since 1998 and indexed under the name of “National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano with archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia , and the Certosa di Padula “.

Gorges of the heat:

goleFelitto is a small piece of paradise, the heart of the WWF of the Gorges of the Heat and the National Park of Cilento. Walking through the streets of the medieval village exquisitely, the feeling of walking in a place without a defined temporal dimension is very strong for the rich architectural heritage, such as the castle with towers, walls and palaces. Just then look away from these beauties to be kidnapped by the natural and wild land characterized by the gorges of the river Calore. Waterfalls and rapids, bridges limestone (Stone Bridge Tetta) and medieval (Ponte di Magliano), narrow paths and sinuous curves, caves, including that of Bernardo old robber probably lived there, are the treasures of the oasis. The vegetation that surrounds the scenario shows ursino garlic, valerian and orchid provincialis (a wild species), and holly ferns, plants of Christ (white and red) and laconito (from blue flowers), while the undergrowth is full of myrtle berries and wild lily bulbs. Located about 50km.

Castellabate:

castIl name Castrum Abbatis – Castle Abbot – is related to the construction of the castle, begun by CostabileGentilcore in 1123. The historic center of Castellabate, including the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, is recognized by UNESCO “World Heritage humanity “under the program Man and Biosphere. Let’s start with this fact – that recognizes the profound value of this “cultural landscape” full of memories and of artistic and natural – to explore the village, which still retains the medieval urban structure. Narrow streets, alleys, arches, short steps, palaces, plazas and houses intercom dominated by the gray stone, chasing each other seamlessly, now turning their backs to the intense light sometimes opening on the green slope leading down to the shining sea, spotted only from the benches of seagrass, in one of the most beautiful corners of the Cilento coast. Located about 12km.

Acciaroli:

acciaroliFraction the town of Pollica is located on the Tyrrhenian coast (Cilento Coast), along the SS 267 Cilento. It is about 30 km from Agropoli Acciaroli preserves a twelfth century church, rebuilt in later periods, dedicated to the Annunciation, a Franciscan convent of 1565 and a watchtower Norman. For some periods of 1952, during his travels Italians, in the resort stayed the Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway. . The City of Pollica, the fraction Poplars, established the “living museum of the Mediterranean diet” entitled to Ancel Keys. At this location are held events and international conferences related to the Mediterranean diet, recently risen to the UNESCO World Heritage. The country gets, for many years, for the quality of its waters the “5 sails” of Legambiente and the Blue Flag beaches, along with the other fraction pollichese: Poplars. This has given some notoriety increasing the summer tourist flow. The resort is also located in the territory of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, with the typical Mediterranean. Located about 30km.

Palinuro:

During the Greek era the promontory was already known by sailors to the danger of its treacherous currents, in which “well befitted the epithet of the place where the wind turns, πάλιν-οὗρος.” Also designated by the name of a siren, a symbol of treacherous waters, MOLP ie the graceful, the river flowing at the foot of Cape Palinuro. In 540 BC Ionic settlers from Phocaea erected on Cape Palinuro, in the locality Molpa, a village with a necropolis. Virgil, Aeneid, gives his interpretation of the facts narrated Palinuro, helmsman of Aeneas, who falls into the sea betrayed by sleep and came to the shore, is attacked and killed by the natives. The gods of the underworld, offended by the episode sacrilegious, punish the inhabitants with a terrible plague. The cape is made of limestone cliffs that descend above the sea and where the waters have carved numerous caves and deep gorges. To remember the Cala Fetente which owes its name to the sulphurous emanations, the Cala algae, the Cala Bones with the impressive display of calcined human bones in the rock (probably victims of ancient shipwrecks). Among the many caves, to remember at least the Blue Grotto, so named for the beautiful color of its waters. The walls are home to a rare and important endemic species of the Mediterranean flora of the southern Tyrrhenian coast, the Palinuro Primrose (Primula palinuri), the only known example of primrose in a non mountain. Located about 60km.