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Countless beaches, ancient Greek palaces, exquisite cuisine and lively festivals welcome visitors to the picturesque region of Cilento. Much of Cilento lies within the Parco Nazionale del Cilento, situated toward Italy’s southern Campania region. Explore Cilento’s miles of glorious coastline and rugged mountains, which shelter a mix of enchanting villages, natural beauty and rustic charm.
The area’s Mediterranean coastline has everything from white-sand beaches to hidden swimming holes and old fishing communities. Follow zigzagging medieval streets to the shoreline of Santa Maria di Castellabate. Explore the blue-water caves of Palinuro and secret bays of Scario, accessible by boat only. Experience time-honored fishing traditions at Acciaroli and Marina di Pisciotta.
Discover the region’s interior of verdant countryside and towering mountains via hiking, horseback riding and rafting trips. Marvel at the deep canyons and limestone cliffs of Gole del Calore. Find trails leading to the summits of Monte Cervati and Monte Gelbison, which afford uninterrupted views over Cilento. Walk amid giant stalagmites and stalactites in the ancient grottos of Castelcivita and Pertosa.
Cilento’s history is quite interesting. Find three well-preserved Greek temples in Paestum, a town established by Greeks in the 6th century B.C. Check out the millennia-old archaeological ruins of Velia and the mountainside vestiges of Mercato San Servino. Visit the architecturally impressive Certosa di San Lorenzo monastery in Padula.
Enjoy Cilento’s world-famous cuisine, typical of the Mediterranean diet. Sample some of Italy’s best buffalo mozzarella, white figs introduced by Greek ancestors and delicious soppressata di Gioi (lean salami). Be part of a traditional sagra, a festival that celebrates local food, wine and folkloric music. Lively events take place at inland hamlets such as Novi Velia, Perito and Stio.
Public buses, trains and a summer boat service connect Cilento’s major towns and villages with Naples and Salerno. Rent a car and enjoy the freedom of discovering this fascinating destination at your own pace. You’ll find a range of accommodation options, so you can linger in this stunning and romantic setting.
A: Take your trip to the next level with your very own rental car. Whether you're exploring the sights and sounds of Capaccio-Paestum or going out into the wider Salerno area, having a car allows you to do your holiday your way. Agropoli and and its surrounding region are also best seen from the driver's seat. So what are you waiting for? Have a look at our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Cilento and see if something catches your eye.
A: Most people choose to bed down in bed & breakfasts when visiting Cilento. But that doesn't mean you have to. You'll also find hotels, apartments and agritourism lodgings in abundance here, and they're available for booking with Expedia.
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A: If you're holidaying in Capaccio-Paestum, there won't be a dull moment. Tempio di Nettuno, Tempio di Cerere and Basilica are the cream of the crop if you're chasing sensational attractions.
Nice hotel near the motorway, with a good restaurant. Room comfortable and wifi signal strong. A local man who appeared to be unconnected with the hotel demanded €5 to guard our car?! We paid and the car was still there in the morning...
I stayed there mid march, the price was great less than $40 a night. Room was big, clean, and great view of the sea and mountains. Be careful with the restaurant, make sure you ask for the price first. Som prices for 100 grams, so if you get 500 grams, time that price by 5... :)
Unbelievable location with a magnificent spa. Truly relaxing. Albeit, wi-fi extremely unstable and often didn't work at all, also, restaurant menu relatively limited if staying for more than a few days.
Fantastic lovely location. Breakfast great. Good beach. Shower plumbing was bad. Had to go to buy mr muscle to clear it. Staff did not. Otherwise I would say great place and would go back.
Abbiamo trovato una cortesia unica. Staff gentilissimo. Animazione simpatica. Ristorazione ottima. Da migliorare la struttura. In particolare urge aria condizionata nella sala ristorante. Ho usufruito della biberoneria ed è funzionale, ma andrebbe chiusa sempre per evitare che entrino insetti.
We enjoyed time spent in the thermal waters. We enjoyed the services & food at the bar at mid day. It would have been better to have fresh coffee at breakfast instead of the machine.
No use of an outdoor swimming pool only used for display purpose which is a shame room was a bit dated but it looks like they are refurbishing the rooms air conditioning not to great also noisy beautiful hotel very friendly and efficient staff also the shuttle bus wasn’t included in the b&b also ...