Ancient city of Magna Grecia founded with the name of Poseidonia in VII a.C., yet today it show the great richness of his ancient past. The 3 massive temples perfectly preserved, located in the ruins of the city. Highly interesting is the archeologic museum, one of the most rich of this type. The fresco in "Tomba del tuffatore" is famous all around the world.Read more
The ancient greek city of Helea, of great historical value as born place of Parmenidea philosophy. In March 1965 the "Porta Rosa" was discovered, the only evidence of an arch in Greek architecture. Another important point of interest is the "Torre Angioina", symbol of the surrounding area, which base oneself on the blocks of the Temple of Athena and on the acropolis of the ancient city.Read more
The ancient center has preserved, intact, the typical medieval citadel plan, on which some noble residences dating back to the XVII century were grafted: in particular the Perrotta and Iaquinto palaces, that deserve a visit for the great quantity of works of art that they host. However, the pride of the hilltop village is the Church of Santa Maria de Gula, erected in the XII century and elevated to the rank of Pontifical Basilica in 1988.
Santa Maria di Castellabate is the major hamlet, extremely appreciated tourist destination, it is home to a marine protected area. To visit, the spectacular Punta Tresino, gateway to the Parco del Cilento.
The name of the village has become famous throughout Italy with the Luca Miniero films "Benvenuti al Sud" (2009) and "Benvenuti al Nord" (2012).Read more
The gulf of Ascea includes a large coastal territory that offers opportunities and leisures of all types for seaside tourism. Kilometers of relaxing beach, free and equipped, alternate with fascinating coastal rock, ideal for diving and boat trips. Numerous seaside villages to visit: Marina di Ascea, Casalvelino, Pioppi (with his Vinciprova palace), Acciaroli,continuing on the beautiful coastal road to Castellabate and Agropoli with their historical corners.Read more
An important cultural attraction is the Angevin-Aragonese Castle, which rises majestically in a strategic position on the promontory that dominates the city. Built on a Byzantine structure of the VI century AD it is an unmissable stop. The walk in the historical center is very suggestive (with the possibility of visiting the Church of Our Lady of Constantinople, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows) which preserves intact its original structure with its labyrinth of narrow streets and a breathtaking sea view.
The crystalline waters of Baia di Trentova and of the coast in front of the Lungomare San Marco they make of Agropoli one of the places awarded every year with the "Blue Flag FEE" that certifies the cleaning of the seas, the protection of the environment and the efficiency of the services to tourism.
Do not miss a walk to the marina with about 1000 berths, the largest in the south of the Province of Salerno, to admire an evocative panorama that extends over the promontory of the ancient village.Read more
Capo Palinuro is known for the endless caves that can be visited with boat trips and for the many beaches on the slopes of the promontories that characterize these places. We remember the caves "Azzurra", "del Sangue", "delle Ciavule" and again "l'Arco Naturale", the beach "del Buondormire" and "della Marinella". Marina di Camerota has beaches and bays that have made it a privileged destination of the coasts of Cilento (Infreschi port, Cala Bianca bay, Cala Monte di Luna.)Read more
The Certosa di San Lorenzo is the largest Charterhouse in Italy, second in Europe, and is located in Padula, in the Vallo di Diano, in the Province of Salerno. In 1998 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The monastery has the largest cloister in the world (about 12,000 square meters) and is surrounded by 84 columns. A large spiral staircase, in white marble, leads to the large library of the convent. The main part of the Certosa is in Baroque style and occupies an area of 51,500 square meters on which more than 320 rooms are built.Read more