Petina is a picturesque village of medieval origin on the slopes of the Alburni mountains. An extraordinary combination of history and nature, set in a landscape of chestnut, oak and maple trees. The historic centre is a tangle of narrow alleys, stairways and small porticoes, where you can stroll and stop to taste the excellent sausages, caciocavallo cheese, mushrooms and traditionally handmade bread. But the real culinary attraction is the Wild Strawberry Festival, which attracts many tourists in spring to taste this delicious typical product.
Not far from the village, it is possible to visit the hermitage of Sant'Onofrio, inhabited by Basilian monks since the 11th century, while astronomy enthusiasts should not miss the"Aresta" astronomical observatory, which rises 1,200 metres above sea level and is considered among the most important in Europe.