Cilento coast

Starting from Salerno, you can enjoy many tourist itineraries of great interest along rather short stretches. In particular, in Cilento, you can appreciate truly magical places that allow you to experience unique emotions both for hiking lovers and for those who want to enjoy a wonderful day at the beach.

The Cilento Coast has many destinations that are stormed every year by many tourists from all over Italy and from all over the world. Acciaroli is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations. A village overlooking the sea and belonging to the municipality of Pollica. Its beauty has also been able to conquer an illustrious writer like Ernest Hemingway who often reached for his relaxing stays.

Even the city of Pollica has much to offer as in the case of its famous medieval castle built during the thirteenth century or the convent of Maria Santissima delle Grazie built in 1611. In these areas, however, the sea is particularly crystal clear as evidenced by the 5 sails that Legambiente wanted to give not only for the clean sea, but also for the structures present.

For those who love history and culture, you can stop off at the archaeological site of Velia Elea. Here you can appreciate remarkable historical finds dating back to 540 BC.

Moreover, it is impossible not to be enchanted by the Certosa di Padula, also known by the name of Certosa di San Lorenzo. An extraordinary structure among the most beautiful in the entire province of Salerno built mainly with Baroque architectural style. A real monumental complex that can count over 350 rooms covering an area of ​​over 51000 square meters. Confirming its extraordinary beauty and its importance from a historical and religious point of view, the Certosa di Padula was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

For those who want to discover the secrets of the subsoil, you can think of reaching the Caves of Castelcivita, also known with the term of the Spartacus Caves in honor of the famous slave originally from Thrace who put the powerful Roman Empire in check. The caves develop for several kilometers in the Alburni Mountains massif and you can admire many stalactites and stalagmites.

In the Cilento coast, there are also many other locations that deserve to be visited or perhaps to be included as a destination for your summer holidays, such as in the case of Marina di Camerota or maybe you can think of Palinuro without forgetting the natural beauty of Monte Cervati, which with its 1890 meters high, is the highest in all of Campania.