The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano from 1998 is
The sites of Paestum / Elea-Velia / Charterhouse of Padula are UNESCO Cultural World Heritage.
Other fast to reach sites of UNESCO World Heritage nearby:
Coast of Amalfi, Herculaneum, Naples, Pompeii
You swim on the most beautiful beaches in Italy. All of the Cilento Coast every year gets the Blue Flag, a most demanded international award from the Foundation for Environmental Education FEE. A big choice of sandy or stone beaches, spectacular rocky landscapes, renowned diving areas.
You walk within a National Park in one of the most original areas in Italy. Here you find coast, mountains, woods, gorges, fantastic views and lonely paths in a really well preserved old cultural landscape.
You savour delicios dishes prepared following old recipes of a simple farmer's kitchen deeply rooted with the territory and famous with the term of MEDITERRANEAN DIET. Many local products like Cilento olive oil or Cilento vines, buffalo milk mozzarella from Paestum, dried white figs of Cilento are protected with the D.O.P. Denominazione di Origine Protetta, a sort of protected designation of origin. These extraordinary products are served in numberless premises at really fair prices.
The Cilento region is particularly suitable to discover by bike. No matter if bicycle, racing bike or mountain bike or any other two-wheeler. On the many, mostly little-trafficked coastal and mountain roads there is so much to discover behind every curve!
An endless offer of activities to discover Cilento awaits you: strolling, horseback riding trails, boat trips, shopping, cooking classes, visiting wine cellars and tasting of local wines. Or let yourself be infected by the slow lifestyle of the natives and just let your soul dangle...
From: Magica Italia raiuno from 26/06/2011. I Templi di Paestum