Between sea, history and nature in southern Campania
The southern tip of Campania, known as Cilento, offers a multitude of experiences. A land of myths and legends enshrined in Virgilian texts and small fishing villages, such as Acciaroli where Ernest Hemingway would draw inspiration for The Old Man and the Sea.
The crystal clear blue sea is the undisputed star of the Cilento, with a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres. There is no shortage of small white coves, accessible by boat or by swimming, picturesque caves and rugged landscapes, plunging steeply into the waters. Stop at Palinuro, where the Baia del Buon Dormire is located, or at Punta Licosa, whose beach is enclosed within the Protected Marine Area of Santa Maria di Castellabate.
As for sites of cultural interest, a visit to the archaeological area of Paestum, a UNESCO heritage site, is a must. Here, the temples, agora and amphitheatre of ancient Poseidonia are perfectly preserved. The archaeological area of Velia can also boast the same recognition.
With around 180,000 hectares, the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park is the second largest national park in Italy. Immersed in the wilderness that stretches from the mountains to the sea, you will find several villages worth a visit, such as the abandoned village of Roscigno Vecchia or Teggiano, with its medieval castle. Refresh yourself in the waters of the Cascata dei Capelli di Venere, born from the Bussento river and surrounded by an enchanting landscape. At the end of your excursion, treat yourself to a food and wine stop, with the inevitable buffalo mozzarella.