Cilento: a unique place
Cilento territory offers to visitors a magic atmosphere, where they will lose all concept of time, a unique experience for nature and culture lovers. To enjoy a holiday or short stay in Cilento tourists can choose among a great variety of deals: a hotel, with comforts for any taste and needs, or a bed and breakfast, a farm house, a residence, a camping or a rooms, an apartment or villa to rent. The name Cilento comes from cis Alentum, 'which means on this side of the river Alento'. Today this river no longer marks the boundary of the area. In the small inner towns of Cilento, real enchanting places brigands lived in past times and many Risorgimento battles were fought. Cilento area has got a great history, a very well developed local economy, wonderful landscapes with rivers, hills and mountains that rise towards the sky. In the towns here are noble palaces and churches telling the story of these places. The inhabitants live a very close relationship with their territory; this is why tourists find a friendly and nice hospitality, always respectful of traditions and nature. In this area the tourists can visit many interesting attractions: the Greek ruins of Paestum and Velia,the castles, the towers on the coast, signs of Middle Ages and of pirates' invasions, or listen to fascinating tales of the Classical age (the famous story of Capo Palinuro by Virgil); and local legends. Visitors will learn a lot about the rich history of Cilento through its castles, abbeys, hamlets and ancient ruins.
The Cilento coast is really beautiful, with its rocks, creeks and beaches. The coastline goes from Agropoli to Pioppi, to Castellabate, Ascea, Pisciotta, Centola, Palinuro, Marina di Camerota and Sapri. Aleppo pines are overlooking the blue sea which rests silently in the caves, surrounded by the rocks and the golden beaches. Cilento is a precious treasure with a wonderful nature made of woods, caves and old paths and is part of the protected area of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, a wonderful park mingling ancient woods, sea, rivers, streams, lakes, ancient cultivations, small rural houses, and rich in archaeology and traditions. Nature is very important for this territory: many farm houses have been created to give tourists the possibility to taste how people live in this enchanting and unspoiled area. In this way tourists can visit the wonderful churches, the monuments, the castles and live the silent and rich nature of these places, in strict contact with the ancient rural traditions. Agriculture is the main activity: olive oil is very famous and tasteful, the DOC wines, figs, salami and dairy products are really delicious. These products can be purchased and tasted also in the many farm houses of the area, where visitors can look at the productions and buy the local handicraft products.
Hotel OlimpicoFew minutes from Paestum
We are delighted to present the lovely Hotel Olimpico, situated between the Amalfi and Cilentana Coasts. Away from the clamor of city life, this unique spot faces the Mediterranean, has a private beach...
Green Village ResidenceMarina di Camerota
In the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, on a low hill, among olive trees, other woods and meadows, a natural, fresh and relaxing: a "village climate", away from the..
Residence BolivarMarina di Camerota
All'ombra dell'antico castello marchesale, i nuovi villini del Residence Bolivar dominano l'intera piccola baia del porto. Offre una vista incomparabile, assoluta tranquillità e silenzio lontano dal traffico...
Residence Blu MarePalinuro
The Residence Blu Mare is a new-built complex composed of two-room and three-room apartments; all apartments are with outside terrace. A perfect location for those who seek to enjoy a clean...