In addition to the sea it is possible to discover some of the natural, historical and cultural excellences that characterize the Cilento.
Traveling through the Cilento area it is possible to know the uniqueness of the Cilento made of wild nature, of small treasures hidden in the ancient villages of the hinterland but also of imposing cultural sites such as the Certosa di San Lorenzo in Padula, a monastery of the IX-X century, UNESCO heritage, founded by the Basilian monks which is characterized by the presence of a Cloister and which, with its fifteen thousand square meters of surface, is among the largest buildings in Europe.
And still not to be missed is the visit to the city of Elea, which later became Velia, where Parmenides gave birth to his pre-Socratic philosophical school, known as the Eleatic School and then carried forward by his student Zeno.
To still see Laurino and the Valley of the Angel, ancient village and from where its inhabited center dominates the Valley of the Calore. In the most elevated zone of the country the medieval Castle is found, today point of departure of the “Flight of Laurino” that allows of try the thrill of flying through the valley hooked to a steel cable.
Still, you cannot miss a visit to the Alento River Oasis a few km from Velia and Paestum. The oasis is a naturalistic area that offers the opportunity to live unique experiences: guided tours, naturalistic excursions by bike, with cars and electric buses, laboratories, horse riding and boat trips on the lake.
A must visit is certainly Paestum archaeological park, UNESCO heritage testimony to the civilization of Magna Graecia, while the museum is a permanent exhibition site of the collections coming from the excavations carried out in the ancient city of Poseidonia – Paestum.
Finally, don’t forget to visit the many attractions of Capo Palinuro with its vast network of paths such as the one called “Fortini e Torri”, a path that starts from the port of Palinuro and reaches two panoramic points at the Torre di Calafetente and the ancient lighthouse of Capo Palinuro.
Then there is the Antiquarium, a small museum located in Ficocella, in the center of Palinuro, where it is possible to observe a myriad of archaeological finds discovered in the PAL-MOL acropolis dating back to the 6th century BC
Still to be seen is the Paleolithic Ecomuseum (MUVIP) at the port area of Marina di Camerota where it is possible to take a virtual journey of 200,000 years, followed by a visit to the Cala Cave, to enter one of the caves frequented in prehistoric times by groups of Neanderthals and by ancient Sapiens who left traces of their passage here.
To visit Pisciotta, a small medieval village characterized by ancient noble palaces, perfectly preserved chapels such as the Chapel of San Michele and the Church of San Pietro e Paolo.
Finally, one cannot help but taste some typical dishes and products of the Cilento cuisine such as the local maraccucciata polenta prepared with Maracuoccio flour, a spontaneous legume cultivated for centuries in Lentiscosa, a hamlet of Camerota at the “La Cantine del Marchese” bar. .
Then there is the Cece di Cicerale Slow Food Presidium to be enjoyed at the Corbella agriturismo in Cicerale.
And not to be missed at the Murikè agritourism in Sicilì the tasting of Cilento figs prepared according to ancient recipes.
Also in Sicilì at the Ustaria Rosella it is possible to eat fresh pasta and pizzas made with the ancient grains cultivated by the Community of Cibo Grano di Caselle and cured meats made with artisan techniques by Salumificio Cellito.
Do not miss the visit and tasting at the San Salvatore company, a few km from the Paestum excavations, of wines produced that have received important national and international prizes and awards such as Grillo Dorfles from aglianico grapes and Pian di Stio from Fiano grapes.
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