Paestum – Cilento

Cilento is a wonderful area of Campania, a land made up of rolling hills dotted with olive trees that are reflected in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Always a crossroads of peoples and a treasure chest of ancient traditions, its territory is rich in chestnut and holm oak woods, streams and villages overlooking the sea or perched on the rocks. Cilento is the stretch of the Campania coast between the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Policastro.
An ancient land, Cilento is an authentic treasure chest, divided between splendid minds (the Southern Dolomites, with six peaks exceeding 1,700 meters dotted with small, very ancient villages, perched like nativity scenes) and a coast that alternates beaches of very fine sand (many of which are indicated as “Blue Flags” for the cleanliness of the water), cliffs, promontories and caves carved into the rock. Due to its splendid nature, since 1991 Cilento has become a protected natural oasis (National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano), included in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which is joined by the two marine areas of Punta Licosa and of Punta Infreschi. Finally, traditional gastronomy should not be underestimated, where the true roots of the Mediterranean diet are found.
A journey to discover the areas south of Salerno cannot fail to start from Paestum, founded 2500 years ago and one of the archaeological parks of Magna Graecia and today of Europe, an ideal place to spend holidays dedicated to the sea, art and gastronomy. Getting to know Paestum, the ancient Poseidonia, recognized among the UNESCO world heritage sites, means embarking on a fascinating journey through history and art, immersing yourself in the suggestive atmospheres of ancient Greek and Roman culture: three Doric temples, the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Athena and the Temple of Poseidon are splendid examples of Greek archeology comparable in beauty only to the Parthenon in Athens.
But the splendid beaches of fine sand and surrounded by lush Mediterranean scrub should not be underestimated.
The splendid coves of Agropoli begin a short distance from Paestum. Near the sea, stands the perfectly preserved historic center, which stands on a superb promontory. The ancient heart, which is accessed by a monumental 17th century portal, is a triumph of alleys, houses carved into the rock, steep steps that seem to dive into the blue sea. In the center, the Aragonese Castle and the watchtower.
Agropoli is a famous destination for its sea, extraordinarily clean and enjoyable even from May and September. Unmissable is the Bay of Trentova, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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