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Cilento

Cilento is a unique experience for lovers of nature and culture. The name comes from cis Alentum, meaning on this side of Alento, although today the river is no longer marking the border. The Cilento offers a variety of important and interesting features, the remains of Greek civilization of Temple of Paestum and Velia, memories of classics such as Capo Palinuro sung by Virgil, the castles of the interior and coastal towers, reminiscent of medieval life and barbarian raids. In fact, the history of the Cilento is possible through castles, abbeys, country houses, rural villages and ancient historical centers. The main attraction is the wonderful and uncontaminated sea, nestled between the headlands, coves and inlets, marinas and beaches. The coast runs from Agropoli Poplars, Castellabate, Ascea, Pisciotta, in Centola, Palinuro, Marina di Camerota and Sapri. Cobalt sea, in the shadow of Aleppo pines, among the gnarled olive trees and majestic and becomes silent in the caves and cliffs and rocks and beaches of golden sand. Cilento coastline (Blue Flag 2010) between Agnone Cilento and Acciaroli.

In the Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano prevailing agricultural production of quality such as olive oil, fig, meats and dairy products. Many of these products can be tasted in the many farms in the area who continue the ancient traditions of local products and dishes, also skillfully combining the wealth of tourism. Quality tourism that allows you to discover the places and traditions, along with those related to crafts, a holiday for lovers of special and sought after. Visit Cilento is really a challenging experience, since the magic and beauty of these places lead to a dimension where art, culture, nature and history are discernible in every corner.

Pisciotta-Palinuro

Pisciotta Cilento is a picturesque village perched on a hill overlooking the clear blue sea of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano in whose lives the Posidonia sea beds, a type of algae, which testifies the good condition of marine waters. The sides of the hill Pisciotta are lapped by the two rivers (the Flowers and the San Macario), leading to the beach of Marina di Pisciotta and demarcate the extent of its pebble beach. The village still preserves its typical medieval structure and the hills that crown is completely covered with venerable olive trees belonging to the species Pisciottana whose oil is the most famous product of Pisciotta.

Palinuro

Palinuro on its pristine coastline offers beautiful stretches of beach and many small bays, hidden coves and sea caves. Just the beautiful sea caves of Palinuro are the major attraction for many tourists who come to visit every summer. The Blue Grotto is named after the play of light created by a conduit to 20 feet deep that allows the penetration of sunlight. The Cave of silver must instead its name to The Arc silvery reflections caused by natural limestone deposited on the bottom, while the Cave of the blood takes its name from a small red algae. La Grotta dei Monaci shows the many visitors to the limestone formations in the form of monks in prayer. Memorable visit to the Natural Arch, a huge arch of rock that juts out into the sea, and the little bay "Buon Dormire" behind him.

Ascea

Ascending is an ancient medieval village, situated on a hill overlooking the coast on which stands the village of Ascea. Surely Ascea is better known than the capital by the many tourists who flock to its beach or visit the excavations of Velia, one of the most important cities of Magna Graecia. The marina has a Ascea about 5km long beach and 70 meters wide. Ascea, the ancient city of Elea (Velia then called by the Romans), a Greek colony founded in 540 of Focei a. C., that was the site of a prestigious pre-Socratic philosophical school whose main representative was Parmenides. Do not miss the performances of classical greek theater in excavations in the theater auditorium and Parmenides in the summer.

Acciaroli

Acciaroli is one of the most popular seaside resorts of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. The crystal clear water, fine sandy beaches and tourist services of good quality have earned this former fishing village, (now fully converted to the tourism industry without being overwhelmed), the five sails legambiente and the blue flag, a prestigious recognition of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education). The heart of Acciaroli hamlet of inches, is made up from the Marina which is overlooked by the old Norman tower that serves the dual role of ancient defend the ring and chain guard towers placed at defense the coast of Salerno from the Saracens and the danger of the church of 1100 AD with its distinctive bell tower. On the seafront at Acciaroli point of aggregation and evening walk, face several affordable restaurants where you can enjoy the best of gastronomic Cilento and excellent fresh fish caught nearby. Among the admirers of this famous resort is ranked Hemingway the writer who seems to have got here the inspiration for his famous novel "The Old Man and the Sea".