Cilento is a wonderful land that deserves to be discovered, with a coastline and a hinterland to live to 360 ° for the variety of things to see and do ...
The Cilento, amazing land covered by olive trees that are reflected in the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, has always been a crossroads of peoples and traditions. Crossed by lively streams, rich in chestnut and holm oak, its beautiful landscape is interrupted by villages clinging to the rocks or laid on the sea shores.
It is here that stands the magnificent National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano with the archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia and the Certosa di Padula, inserted in 1998 in the world heritage list of UNESCO.
If we were to sum up this magnificent land, how could we do it?
We could certainly think of:
Magnificent beaches and coves to visit, with crystal clear water;
The National Park of Cilento, biosphere reserve recognized by 'UNESCO and World Heritage Site;
Trekking routes and mountain bike along the paths of the park;
The Mediterranean diet, born in Cilento and studied for years by the American researcher Ancel Kies.
But the Cilento is also undisputed destination for trekking, with paths that meet every need. From the park's historic trails along the coast, with ascents to the highest peaks. What is trekking in summer, become snowshoe hike (snowshoes) in winter on the highest peaks such as those of Mount Cervati 1898 meters.
Just think of how many fishing villages on the coast and the medieval villages of the towns inside the Cilento region, which enliven your holidays with festivals and traditional events, how many generation handed down craftsmen from generation to authentic works, such as working with clay, creating preserves and foods with brand products slow food, otherwise doomed to extinction.
There are also numerous ethnographic paths that show how our ancestors drew the benefit and sustenance of what this land continues to offer us.
The Cilento is in fact home to a unique heritage.
Many are in fact the common "cilentani", mountainous, hilly, flat and marine which, while maintaining their peculiarities are united by customs, cults and excellent typical products!
And to help you discover the best our area we have prepared a special section, where you will discover the most beautiful routes in the Cilento: Click here and get to travel with the mind!