Discovering Cilento coast
The Cilento Coast is one of the most unspoiled parts of the Campania region and it’s just two hours south of the chaos of Naples. Yet, this part of Italy is still hugely off the tourist radar. Cilento, marked by gently-rolling hills covered in olive trees that see their reflection in the blue of the Tyrhennian, is pure magic and a crossroads between multiple populations and traditions. Traversed by savage torrents and thick woods of chestnuts and evergreens, this splendid landscape is also interspersed with villages clinging to its high, rough rocks, or towns that seem to cruise leisurely along its coasts.
Duration: 3 days
Departure: april - june & september - october
Price: 262,00 eur per person/ special prices for families
- accommodation (3 nights) in small family ran hotels or local farms
- english speaking guide
- donkeys for your luggage or for children
- costs of transportation for getting to Cilento
- anything not mentioned under “the price includes”
arrival in Foria di Centola
Arrival in Foria di Centola, typical dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Foria di Centola – Palinuro, rivers, bridges and medieval villages (12 km)
Breakfast in the hotel and departure for a medieval village San Severino di Centola.
A short visit of the village and continuation to the Fascist era bridge, the only one still entirely preserved in Campania, descend to the Devil’s Gorges (Gole del Diavolo) and then we will follow the bed of Mingardo river until we will reach the famous Natural Arch. From here we will follow a path until Molpa hill where you can admire the ruins of an ancient Greek city. We will reach the unspoilt Marinella beach and after admiring the splendid rock of rabbit (rocca di coniglio) we will go towards Palinuro. Dinner and overnight in Palinuro.
Discovering Palinuro and Mediterranean Scrub (4 km)
After the breakfast a short visit of Palinuro and then we will depart for discovering the Mediterranean Scrub and its inhabitants. On the way our guide will show you some plants that are used in traditional cuisine: Fennel Borragine and the famous “Mortella” used for preparing the mozzarella. If we are lucky we will meet the pasture cows near the Lambro river. We will reach a local farm and after a short visit of the farm we will have a dinner here. Overnight in the local farm.
Olives, wineyards and handicrafts (7 km)
In the morning we will have a short walk through the vineyards and we will listen to the explanation about wine and its history. Then we will pass in the shade of the majestic Pisciottano olive trees and you will have a possibility to taste a homemade bread and olive oil – a traditional snack of locals.
We will proceed with a visit of the English Ceramic workshop, where, besides visiting the workshop, you will hear the fabulous story of Smiths family coming to refuge in the beautiful and unspoiled Cilentana countryside.
Return to the starting point and departure.