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Cilento coast

The over 100 km long coast from Sele river to Bussento, and from Paestum to Sapri, is always changing: you can in fact find sandy beaches, wide and well equipped, rocky stretches teeming with creeks, inlets and promontories, all along breathtaking views deep in nature and history. You will find tunnels and prehistoric grooves, towers and every single item adds and rules the environment, giving it an own feature and atmosphere. Nature is both wild and neat along the coast. Many creeks and beaches were unreachable up to a few years ago. Nowadays they are very well equipped to make you welcome and comfortable, without losing their original untouched aspect. Ancient civilizations like the Greek, the Romans, the Lucans, the Latins, the Angioins and so on melt with modern tourism: still, the ancient tradition and history will always speak up louder than words. The whole coast is also rich of wonderful towers. They were all built as a defensive means against the Saracens and the Turks, since 1566, first from local dwellers, and later to accomplish the Reign of Naples' kings' will. Nowadays these very towers are scattered along the coast, and can be seen either from private houses or from trendy premises and night-clubs. You can still feel a sort of romanticism around them. Most the towers built by the locals are circular based, whereas the ones built under the Reign of Naples are generally square-based. As far as nature is concerned, typical Mediterranean spicy plants melt with brooms and green shrubs, such as Aleppo pines; between Mingardo and Ferone tower, near Marina di Camerota, you can still find a huge pine forest, probably the very only one left throughout southern Italy.



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Extra-urban Hera Argiva Shrine

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Velia archaeological ruins

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Santa Maria di Castellabate

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Old Roscigno

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Eboli

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Buccino archaeological park

The whole Volceis' history can be read and found out in Buccino's area and archaeological park. This park , which has recently opened, is being more and   [...continue]

Pertosa's caves

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Calitri Castle

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St. Lorenzo Monastery

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Contursi Terme

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San Filippo d'Agira Church

San Filippo d'Agira Church is one of the most important and remarkable ones in the area, as it was the very first one to be consecrated. On its upper part  [...continue]

Laurino

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Felitto and Calore caves

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Teggiano

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