Santa Maria di Castellabate
Santa Maria of Castellabate is famous for its pristine sea and the beauty of the place, seat of the first Italian marine park. The country is not just the beach though! Discover what to see in Santa Maria di Castellabate ...
To see the "Chiesa Madre", the promenade (lungomare) Perrotti on which stands the imposing homonym Torre (sec. XIII), the ancient palaces (Perrotti, Belmonte, Iaquinto), the old fishing village.
Very characteristic the old port called "Lu Traviersu" in front of the Chiesa Madre, also called "Porticati" for its characteristic arcades, name then became the cats port. Next to this, to visit the Antiquarian, the most recent furnishing, which collects various anchors and some amphorae from the Roman era, collected by the local Center for Underwater connection with the Superintendency.
Suggestive to St. Mary is the Patronal Feast of the Assumption on August 15, which sees the Virgin carried in procession through the village, all covered banknotes that offer the faithful as a sign of faith.
From S. Maria through the Lake area you can visit Punta Tresino, archaeological and natural environment of rare beauty (it is assumed in this area a settlement of the ancient Greek population Trezeni).
To see the old but unfortunately very dilapidated Church of St. John dating back to 957 with adjoining the remains of the old monastery.
Tresino Rarity of nature is the famous Aleppo pine, that only here can reproduce itself spontaneously without the need for reforestation, given the particular environmental equilibrium of the area.