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Parco Nazionale del Cilento
Golfo di Salerno, Campania
Italia

 

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01-01-2009

 

ACTIVE HOLIDAYS & LEISURE

In San Mauro Cilento you will find the quiet and the comfort of a small mountain village without renouncing at the pleasure of a well-known seaside resort.  The surrounding region literally is a holiday paradise! Here you will find everything that makes your holiday unforgettable: Clean air, untouched nature, dozens of villages with a unique cultural heritage, world famous archaeological sites, fine sandy beaches, clean sea water. And also warm and friendly people, history, culture, arts and the healthy local food based  on olive oil also known as the famous Mediterranean diet. And sports activities, pleasure, shopping....  

Some suggestions

Archaeology and history

The world famous archaeological sites of Paestum with its three majestic Greek temples. The National Museum of Paestum is a real jewel with its treasures of finds such as ceramics, sculptures, wall paintings and funerary items from tombs. Among them is the unique wall painting called "Tomb of the Diver". 

 

Archaeological excavations of Velia (Elea), ancient seat of the eleatic School of Philosophy of Parmenides (V century b. C.). The site lies amidst of olive-tree plantations on the slopes of Marina di Ascea with a spectacular view over the sea.

 

Ancient villages and monuments

A very large choice of wonderful, well preserved ancient villages, churches, convents, monasteries, castles, old villas, archaeological monuments, work of art and rural museums. Some examples:

San Severino di Centola,
a since 1950 abandoned ghost-village in a spectacular position amidst the rocks of the peak of a mountain.

Pioppi and the Sea Museum in the antique Palazzo Vinciprova. The museum shows typical living spaces of the Mediterranean in different depth. Also unique are the position and the old stone-wall rooms of the building.

Pollica, the old Franciscan monastery.

 

Pure nature

The Cilento National Park does not only mean a spectacular coast. It also means mountains, woods, rivers and natural oasis with a variety of rare and therefore protected plants and animals. Just above San Mauro rises majestically  Monte Stella with 1131m. Relaxing walks or trekking in untouched areas with unforgettable views. 

 

From Monte Gelbison 1.705m, also called the Sacred Mount,  from the Sanctuary's terrace the view on the surrounding mountains and of the coast is really exciting. Of course we have many more suggestions for you.

Excellent eating in Cilento

Here you will find simple and fine dishes based on olive oil that are known all over the world as Mediterranean diet. A rich choice of specialties in the local restaurants and pizza-restaurants with fair prices. In the restaurants of the coastal villages fish and seafood are divinely prepared. Some suggestions:  

  • Ristorante Il Frantoio of the co-operative  Nuovo Cilento in the olive-mill of San Mauro, house made local dishes of Cilento and pizza.
  • Ristorante La Macchia (on the road to Acciaroli), house made dishes of Cilento;
  • Ristorante Da Boccaccio (Acciaroli), Noodles, fisch, seafood, pizza.

Sunshine, sand, sea!

Pure relax on the sandy beaches. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, surfing, boat rental. Or just sun bathing, long walks, romantic sunsets... 

Sports & other activities
  • Trekking, walks; 
  • Jogging, biking
  • Bars, coffees, clubs, discotheques
  • Shopping in all varieties
  • Typical markets in surroundings 


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