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PALINURO

PALINURO  Apri
Loc. PALINURO, SALERNO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
41 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Camerota, Cuccaro Vetere, San Giovanni a Piro
Palinuro is the largest fraction of Centola , in the province of Salerno , Campania. It is a seaside resort in southern Cilento quite well known , whose name is linked to a character of the Aeneid , the legendary Palinuro, helmsman of the fleet of Aeneas. Palinuro personifies the beloved helmsman of Aeneas , who loses his life because the god of sleep does sleep with music and sweet words and then throws him into the water. So come true what fate had always been told to ensure that Aeneas reaches Lazio, one of them, a Trojan will die. Aeneas became aware of the lack of his search but not finding imagines his death. In fact, as told in the Aeneid, Palinuro swims up to the coast, where he is ed by Velini and left unburied on the shore of the sea , which is why , when Aeneas descends to the underworld and meets the ghost of his helmsman , this begs to look for the body and give him a decent burial , so that his soul may rest in peace. Surrounded by the lush nature of the Cilento National Park , Cape Palinuro is thrown vertically into the Tyrrhenian Sea , in one of the best preserved stretches of coastline , protected and pristine southern Italy. High coasts , beaches and sandy coves interspersed along the miles of coastline. A shore beaches immediately leave space to the hills , full of olive groves , which are caught then along narrow valleys and gorges up to the high mountains of the Cilento , enclosing villages along their slopes and works of art and life of the peoples of the past. The beautiful caves of Capo Palinuro , which is now reflected in the crystal clear sea , about 130,000 years ago ( Riss glaciation ) , were surrounded by a completely different landscape . The retreating sea for hundreds of meters from where the coast line had given way to dense forests flecked with large clearings , fauna was predominantly made up of mountain goats, deer, horses, deer , bears and cave lions , while the caves were shelter of ' Homo erectus. All this is documented by the fossil record , particularly in the famous Cala Bones can be observed , set in the rock and polished by the sea , the bones of such an incredible zoo. More regularly primitive man is recorded in the Neolithic ( fourth millennium ) , numerous remains of obsidian tools , found in the fossil dune , suggest Palinuro as a trading station with the Eolie Islands from which came the natural glass .

MUSEO DI PAESTUM

MUSEO DI PAESTUM  Apri
Loc. PAESTUM SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
6 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 314 mt. a.s.l.  Area Albanella, Licinella-Torre di Paestum, Agropoli
Founded by the Greeks around 600 BCE, initially called Poseidon, Poseidon, or Neptune, god of the sea, to whom the city was dedicated. Between 400 and 273 forward was occupied by an Italic population of Lucania. In 273 it became a Roman colony under the name of Paestum. But there is no doubt that the foundation of the city was preceded by the installation of a commercial farm on the left bank and at the mouth of the river Silaros and that the conditions of the terrain induced malarial then the primitive settlers to move the town to the east, on a bench calcareous slightly raised on the plains and on the coast, along the course of another smaller river (the Salty river or Capofiume). Silaros developed by the plant on the primitive sea and river ports of the city and it was built at the Temple of Hera of Argos, which soon became one of the largest and most revered shrines of ancient Italy: about 50 stages separated the city from the Heraion and the his emporium on fiume.La end of the Roman Empire coincided roughly with the end of the city. Around 500 CE, in fact, following an outbreak of malaria, aggravated by the unhealthiness of the territory, the inhabitants gradually abandoned the city. The rediscovery of Paestum back to 1762, when it was built the modern road running through it still.

FICO BIANCO DEL CILENTO DOP

FICO BIANCO DEL CILENTO DOP  Apri
Loc. SALERNO SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 55 mt. a.s.l.  Area Vietri Sul Mare, Cava de' Tirreni, Tramonti
  Brochure PDF
The protected geographical designation White Fig Cilento refers to the dried product of the cultivar Dottato, prized varieties of fig spread throughout the South. In particular, the protected product is derived from a specific ecotype cultivar Dottato, who went by ing and spreading in the Cilento over the centuries: the Bianco del Cilento. Product with unique features and of absolute value, appreciated abroad, the White Fig Cilento PDO owes its name to the light yellow uniform of the peel of the dried fruit, which becomes brown for the fruits that have undergone a process of baking. The flesh is typically pasty consistency, taste very sweet, amber yellow, with achenes mostly empty receptacle interior almost entirely full. These features, which are excellent for the commercial category of dried figs, are precisely the traits that qualify the Bianco del Cilento DOP markets. Packed in brine in different shapes (cylindrical, crown, circular, bags) Cilento figs are also marketed in the old way, that is placed in bulk in baskets made of material of plant that can be up to twenty pounds. A traditional preparation still in use is the one that sees the figs fences, that is tucked into two parallel wooden slats to form the spatula or mustaccioli. The Fico Bianco del Cilento PDO is marketed also stuffed with almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, fennel seeds, citrus peels (ingredients coming from the same production area) or covered with chocolate, or even dipped in rum, with 'goal of expanding its product offer, especially at Christmas time. Increasingly sought are also figs dried and then baked golden, especially those stuffed. Fine, but increasingly rare for the high costs of preparation, are figs worlds, without skin, the color clear tending to pure white and taste delicious. The valuable characteristics of the product as described are due not only to the intrinsic qualities of the variety Dottato, also the environment of cultivation and processing of fruits. In fact, the moderating effect of the sea and the barrier placed by the Apennines to the cold winter air currents from the north-east, along with good soil fertility and an excellent rainfall pattern are the ideal climatic conditions for the production of figs Cilento. Furthermore, it should be emphasized that in the right place, in addition to the crop, also the phases of drying and processing of the product are held in full in the geographical area of production, at agricultural structures and rural buildings, in a harmonic process of interaction between the product, man and environment. The ease of cultivation and plant resistance to adverse Phytopathology, then, have allowed the cultivation of even earn the appreciation of the Cilento farmer who has always placed the fig tree in his own company, specializing in culture or subsidiary. It should not be forgotten, also, the role played by this crop in the maintenance of the landscape and the countryside, from which now seems almost inseparable.

SERRE

SERRE  Apri
Loc. SERRE SALERNO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
25 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Castelcivita, Sicignano degli Alburni, Albanella
As for the name of the village, there are two reliable versions that show us where the name Serre, may come. In the first, he argues that it originates from the Latin word evening (bar, bar to close the door), referring to the hills surrounding the town and close valleys and plains. In the second, however, it is considered that the name may derive from the name of the instruments (note greenhouses, consisting of two large handles joined by a large toothed blade.) With which the woodcutters of the time, the deforested hill to make their birth housing, the first residences of the town of the country, for this reason it is also known as the land of the greenhouses.

FICO BIANCO DEL CILENTO D.O.P.

FICO BIANCO DEL CILENTO D.O.P.  Apri
Loc. CILENTO, PARCO NAZIONALE DEL CILENTO, VALLO DI DIANO E ALBURNI, STIO SA, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
14 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Capaccio, Castelcivita, Albanella
  Brochure PDF
The protected geographical designation White Fig Cilento refers to the dried product of the cultivar Dottato, prized varieties of fig spread throughout the South. In particular, the protected product is derived from a specific ecotype cultivar Dottato, who went by ing and spreading in the Cilento over the centuries: the Bianco del Cilento. Product with unique features and of absolute value, appreciated abroad, the White Fig Cilento PDO owes its name to the light yellow uniform of the peel of the dried fruit, which becomes brown for the fruits that have undergone a process of baking. The flesh is typically pasty consistency, taste very sweet, amber yellow, with achenes mostly empty receptacle interior almost entirely full. These features, which are excellent for the commercial category of dried figs, are precisely the traits that qualify the Bianco del Cilento DOP markets. Packed in brine in different shapes (cylindrical, crown, circular, bags) Cilento figs are also marketed in the old way, that is placed in bulk in baskets made of material of plant that can be up to twenty pounds. A traditional preparation still in use is the one that sees the figs fences, that is tucked into two parallel wooden slats to form the spatula or mustaccioli. The Fico Bianco del Cilento PDO is marketed also stuffed with almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, fennel seeds, citrus peels (ingredients coming from the same production area) or covered with chocolate, or even dipped in rum, with 'goal of expanding its product offer, especially at Christmas time. Increasingly sought are also figs dried and then baked golden, especially those stuffed. Fine, but increasingly rare for the high costs of preparation, are figs worlds, without skin, the color clear tending to pure white and taste delicious. The valuable characteristics of the product as described are due not only to the intrinsic qualities of the variety Dottato, also the environment of cultivation and processing of fruits. In fact, the moderating effect of the sea and the barrier placed by the Apennines to the cold winter air currents from the north-east, along with good soil fertility and an excellent rainfall pattern are the ideal climatic conditions for the production of figs Cilento. Furthermore, it should be emphasized that in the right place, in addition to the crop, also the phases of drying and processing of the product are held in full in the geographical area of production, at agricultural structures and rural buildings, in a harmonic process of interaction between the product, man and environment. The ease of cultivation and plant resistance to adverse Phytopathology, then, have allowed the cultivation of even earn the appreciation of the Cilento farmer who has always placed the fig tree in his own company, specializing in culture or subsidiary. It should not be forgotten, also, the role played by this crop in the maintenance of the landscape and the countryside, from which now seems almost inseparable.

POLLICA

POLLICA  Apri
Loc. POLLICA SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
21 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 386 mt. a.s.l.  Area Acciaroli, Pioppi, Agropoli
Pollica is included in the perimeter of one of the largest national parks in Italian. The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano occupies the southern part of the province of Salerno in the Campania region between touch and the Basilicata region. The park overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the west coast of Italy, and, for the particular conformation of the Italian peninsula, occupies a central position with respect to the entire Mediterranean basin. It consists of coastal environments, and mountain valleys that extend over an area of about 180,000 hectares, within specified geographical limits: the stretch of the Tyrrhenian Sea between the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Policastro surrounds it from the west to the south, course of the river Sele limits it to the north and the wide depression of the Vallo di Diano closes to the east. This territory included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve in high MAB, Man and Biosphere, is characterized by an exceptional richness of habitat and vegetation and a high degree of biological diversity of species. It looks like a unique landscape, a living landscape millennial crossroads of peoples and civilizations, place of threshold and contamination of ecotems and the Euro-Mediterranean cultures. It realizes the meeting between sea and mountains, the Atlantic and East, between Nordic and African cultures. A landscape product of thousands of years of evolutionary agents social, economic and spiritual needs of different origin and association in response to the natural environment; placed at the center of the Mediterranean, it is the park for excellence, because as this sea is a place of millennial interpenetration between anthropogenic and natural and multiple encounters of civilizations. Pollica falls in the area of Mount Stella, whose characteristic shape of a spire above the landing of Agropoli, Licosa, Velia and internally del Vallo. This element orographic structure the spatial organization: the sacred mountain, with the shrine dedicated to the Virgin which occupies the summit represents a symbolic meeting between earth and sky. The mountain is characterized by a dense tem of medieval villages arranged in a ring on the hillside and a strong individuality geographical, historical and anthropological: the ancient Cilento. From the temples of Paestum ruins of Velia, the city of philosophy and medicine, to vanvitelliani andri the Certosa di Padula, from dizziness to the gorges of the coastal cliffs inland, from the caves of the Paleolithic human remains permeated by the mystery of the rock carvings, from monasteries Basilian the old growth forests, from the temples to the coastal forts, from Parmenides and Gian Baptist Vico to the cults of the living stones of Mount Stella, by the sirens of the brigands, the myth of Palinuro to the Saracens, from the revolutionary movements in the conspiracy, from the wanderings of the Argonauts to the valleys of wild orchids and the caves of the cults of water, the Cilento is for the visitor a unique itinerary of emotion and memory. The vast territory in which falls the Pollica, composes an extraordinary mosaic of great natural and cultural values, today a World Heritage Site.

PARCO REGIONALE MONTI PICENTINI

PARCO REGIONALE MONTI PICENTINI  Apri
Loc. PARCO REGIONALE MONTI PICENTINI, NUSCO SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
40 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 878 mt. a.s.l.  Area Calabritto, Senerchia, Montella
The park is situated in the heart of the Apennines Campano, is bounded by the grooves of the rivers Saturday, Sele and Calore at the center of which rise the Picentini. The complex and intricate mountain range, angle relative to the axis of the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea, with harsh rocky ridges, reaching 1800 m. on Mount Cervialto. Limestone and dolomite Polveracchio, the Acellica, the Mai, Terminio and the other group of Picentinis, are covered by forests, separated by broad valleys, surrounded by an area of rolling hills and characterized by deep gorges, springs and many caves. Ancient places of worship, medieval castles, ruins scattered and numerous archaeological sites testify to the ancient frequenting the area. Straddling the provinces of Avellino and Salerno, the park affects 30 municipalities and 4 mountain communities. A Serino, Caposele, Countryside and St. Cyprian the 4 gates to the park with their info point. The 83 trails and 33 caves, including the Cave of the Cave and the Scalandrone be reached thanks to the paper trail. The park encompasses, in addition, 2 WWF oasis and Lake Laceno.

GROTTE DI PERTOSA

GROTTE DI PERTOSA  Apri
Loc. MURAGLIONE SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
36 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 243 mt. a.s.l.  Area Sicignano degli Alburni, Castelcivita, Serre
The caves of Perth which run for about 2500 meters atraverso galleries, tunnels and caverns immense. The Caves of Perth (whose official name is Angel Caves of Perth

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL CILENTO, VALLO DI DIANO E ALBURNI

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL CILENTO, VALLO DI DIANO E ALBURNI  Apri
Loc. SICIGNANO DEGLI ALBURNI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
28 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Castelcivita, Muraglione, Serre
Here nature is protected! The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, according to park in Italy in size, extending from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Campania and Lucania, including the tops of the Alburnums, Cervati and Gelbison and the coastal buttresses of M . Bulgheria and M. Stella. The extraordinary wildlife, due to the considerable heterogeneity of the territory, alongside the mythical and mysterious character of a land rich in history and culture: the call of the nymph Leucosia to the beaches where Palinuro left Aeneas, from the remains of the Greek colonies of Elea and Paestum , the splendid Certosa di Padula. And whatever else you can find in a land yet to be discovered.

CUCCARO VETERE

CUCCARO VETERE  Apri
Loc. CUCCARO VETERE - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
30 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Centola, Pioppi, San Giovanni a Piro
When you arrive in Cuccaro Vetere, the visitor finds himself in front of a picturesque landscape . In fact, the village is perched on top of a low hill , almost like a citadel . It can be accessed easily from the northern part only cross a road that comes from the SS18 . The center dominates the south- east over the top of the Lambro river and the valleys below that slope gently toward the sea of Palinuro. All around the country there is an expanse of verdant olive groves, while behind the town are covered with forests of chestnut trees , oaks and pine trees that give off the characteristic scent of resin , in which you can make relaxing and enjoyable hikes, abundant courses of water that make luxuriant vegetation . The sweetness of the surrounding landscape with hills cloaked in olive groves , orchards and brooms and the hospitality of the Cuccaresi make this country an ideal place for those who love peace and contact with nature. Cuccaro Vetere is part of the route, the Mountain Community Lambro and Mingardo , Between laure and monasteries the way of the Basilian monks . It was one of the principals of the chora defensive tissue , the area of influence of the famous city founded by the Greeks in the sixth century BC Today, Cuccaro Vetere is a rural village that has taken on the appearance of traveling museum of rural culture and offers the visitor the opportunity to renew experiences of centuries past , and live the moments of daily life of a people, which has been able to keep in harmony with nature.

WWF: OASI DI PERSANO

WWF: OASI DI PERSANO  Apri
Loc. SERRE - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
25 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Castelcivita, Sicignano degli Alburni, Albanella
  Brochure PDF
The WWF Oasis of Persia is located within a Site of Community Importance in the municipalities of Campaign and Serre (Sa) . The area covers about 110 acres and is known for the presence of the otter , splendid and rare land mammal at risk in Italy . The waters of the Sele , neighbors tributaries are home to one of the largest populations of this species : the otter is a symbol, an ecological indicator , a guarantee. The WWF Oasis of Persia , recognized under the Ramsar Convention as a Wetland of International 's important , covers an area of 110 hectares and is located in the upper part of the Piana del Sele , between the towns of Serre and Campagna (SA) , at the top inside of the fan-shaped plain which opens to the sea between the mountains and the mountains Picentinis Alburnums . The Oasis and the neighboring estate of Persia Military form a large green island whose natural features have remained almost ' untouched. The nature trail , one of the best equipped in Italy , browse the various points of observation. environment The WWF Persano is located in the upper part of the Piana del Sele , at the top inside of the fan-shaped plain which opens to the sea between the mountains and the mountains Picentinis Alburnums . The area , located in the municipalities of Serre and Campagna (SA) , has an area of 110 hectares, 70 of which were taken from the reservoir , and ' included in a more' vast protected area of 3400 hectares, of which 2100 belong at Oasis Regional Protection of Wildlife and the remaining 1300 are intended to repopulation and capture, the altitude varies between 40 and 75 m above sea level The Oasis and the neighboring estate of Persia Military form a large green island whose natural features have remained almost ' untouched.

GROTTE DI CASTECIVITA

GROTTE DI CASTECIVITA  Apri
Loc. GROTTE DI CASTELCIVITA S.R.L., PARCO NAZIONALE DEL, PIAZZALE NICOLA CASTELCIVITA SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
17 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Albanella, Serre, Sicignano degli Alburni
The Caves Castelcivita's are, with their 1,200-meter tourist route out of a total of 4,800, one of the largest speleological of southern Italy. The tem of underground cavities, also known as Devil's Cave, Caves Spartacus or Caves Principe di Piemonte, opens to about 94 meters above sea level, between the banks of the river Calore and the south-western side of Alburnums mountains, showing us a suggestive scene of galleries, open spaces and narrow, carved by thousands of years of erosion karst. Caves Castelcivita's develop along a single branch from which, in many places, it is short secondary ramifications branch. The underground tem is subdivided into two different parts, separated by an elevation gain of about 5 meters called Jump. The ascent of the steps of the Jump allows you to switch from a properly tourist, for an off-road trail through spectacular atmospheres, adorned with towering limestone formations and eccentric, leading up to a large reservoir called terminal lake. After numerous caving, documented as early as the late nineteenth century, in 1972, the Caves Castelcivita's earn a great paleontological importance, thanks to the location of interesting archaeological deposits at the entrance of the cavity. An analysis of the finds recovered (stone tools and fossils) are the evidence of the human presence dating site for about forty years ago. The charm of the evidence relating to the habits of life of prehistoric man and the suggestion of extraordinary naturalistic phenomenon, realize, inside the caves Castelcivita's, the charm of a surreal landscape still active underground, where the constant drip of the time, continuing to form stalactites and stalagmites, accompanies the journey of many visitors throughout the year.

COSTA DEL CILENTO

COSTA DEL CILENTO  Apri
Loc. LICINELLA-TORRE DI PAESTUM - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
9 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Agropoli, Capaccio, Albanella
From Paestum in Sapri , hundreds of miles of beaches, coves , cliffs overlooking the sea , secret caves is the Cilento coast, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt of Italy. Small towns and rolling hills are the setting for a unique setting . From the reserve of Punta Licosa , with its pine trees that seem to dive into the sea of Palinuro Natural Arch , a monument sculpted by Mother Nature. Each year at least in ten beaches of the Cilento coast waving blue flags of the FEE and the sails of Legambiente. A few steps from the sea the ancient Saracen Towers and the archaeological site of Velia of great beauty. The countries on the coast and those inland, in the summer are full of shows and festivals where you can taste the typical products of Cilento. The Amalfi Cilento is the master in Campania with 10 places mentioned in the guidablu of Legambiente and as many as 8 locations that associate themselves with the Blue Flag FEE . As for the sails of Legambiente , the scepter regional with 5 sails , the absolute maximum is up to Pollica - Acciaroli and Poplars , a town now known inside the Park of Cilento , who took office at the national level behind the podium . Follow Positano and Sapri rewarded with 4 sails . Always with 4 sails off the podium but Castellabate , Pisciotta and Anacapri . With three sails we find Vico Equense , Cetara , Massa Lubrense , Palinuro , Ascea , Camerota , San Giovanni a Piro . With two sails are Praiano , Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare, Agropoli, Paestum - Capaccio , Procida , Sorrento , Capri. With a single sail Ischia. List of localities Cilento awarded with Blue Flag and / or sails Legambiente for 2007: Pollica ( with fractions Acciaroli and Poplars ) : Blue Flag , 5 Sails Sapri : Blue Flag , 4 Sails Castellabate ( Tresino , Lake, St. Mary , St. Mark, Licosa , Ogliastro Marina) : Blue Flag , 4 Sails Pisciotta : Blue Flag , 4 Sails Centola ( with the fraction Palinuro ) : Blue Flag , 3 Sails Ascea : Blue Flag , 3 Sails Agropoli : Blue Flag , 2 Sails Montecorice - Agnone : Blue Flag Marina di Camerota : Blue Flag for tourist landing , 3 Sails San Giovanni a Piro ( with the fraction Scario ): 3 Sails Capaccio : 2 Sails Acciaroli : blue flag

SALERNO

SALERNO  Apri
Loc. SALERNO - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Vietri Sul Mare, Cava de' Tirreni, Tramonti
Capital of the province of Campania, Salerno has about 140,000 inhabitants and is located on the homonymous Gulf, in an enchanting location, between the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the mountain peaks. And 'in fact it surrounded by the Lattari Mountains, from Colle Bellario, from Mount Bonadies and Picentini. The particular geographical configuration ensures the city and the gulf a mild and typical Mediterranean maritime climate. The mountains protect it from cold northern winds and the sea exposes it to those hot South Western. Together with the beauty of the environment, and the presence of antiquities and works of art, this promotes a continuous tourist current, which - after the war - is the primary activity of Salerno. The city is presented with two distinct faces, depending on whether you enter from the ground or from the sea. Who, down the Avenue of the station, enters the narrow, winding streets that cut the compact core of the old town, with the thought goes instinctively to the narrow streets of the ancient Genoa; He found the same footprint, the same, so to speak, physiognomy: the continued irregularities that occupied every piece of land, with tall houses and almost combaciantisi with the eaves at the top, the architecture of the houses themselves, which has kept something of the Lombard style; something which is easier to be guessed that to describe, but it distinguishes much from Spanish and baroque, from Naples onwards there was generally widespread in the cities of the south. As noted the anonymous poet mentioned above, in the heart of this old Salerno still feels throbbing a bit 'of the Middle Ages; when the city, squeezed between the sea and the mountain, it was even more compressed by the high walls and towered on every side defended, from the marina to the strong castle of the Lombards, the source on top of the hill, on the reverse side of the city, the last bulwark the Lombard resistance to the Normans, and which are not, but few and desolate ruins and the attraction of a stunning panorama from up there, 275 meters, you have about the city and its surrounding golf. Different is the appearance of Salerno, for those arriving from the sea; his long, straight, modern way of the marina, named after Garibaldi, the hero and liberator, with its palaces, large hotels, the new theater - magnificent building of modern Salerno - its gardens, its animation, gives the city a charming and majestic look to the past. This is the major arteries of the city life is here, around the monument to Carlo Pisacane, on fine evenings, flowing wide-streams the beautiful and the best of the Salerno people, to listen to music and breathing the fresh and invigorating breeze sea. The city - and particularly the historical center, crossed by the Via dei Mercanti - is full of churches, monuments and works of art. Do not miss the parks and gardens, and also you can go hiking, trekking or just walking in the mountains and surrounding hills, especially on the mountain of the Arechi Castle, on Monte Stella and the mountains of Giovi. The suburban areas are of modern origin and therefore no particular monuments and ancient churches. He noted the Piovene, in his trip to Italy in 1957, that: 'Salerno is different from Naples, in appearance and in spirit. Here really they fall on southern Italy many cliche's. The appearance is, in fact, almost the northern, and the almost Swiss cleanliness. The speeches are dry, short, their active people ... Those who know the intimate life of Salerno tell me that it is a mixture, typical of southern Italy in this transition, and on peak places, customs yet patriarchal and modernism sometimes even strange and excessive ... Looking good Salerno, it thus has the impression of a fairly typical middle of the South of Italy transformation phase. Industrialization and well-being are in progress, even if the old is liability still strongly '

PIOPPI

PIOPPI  Apri
Loc. PIOPPI SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
22 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 56 mt. a.s.l.  Area Pollica, Acciaroli, Cuccaro Vetere
Released by Acciaroli, on the main road, following a winding path in a southerly direction between hills and sea of bright green and blue different locations across the gulfs in front of Elea-Velia and Palinuro, we arrive at Poplars. At the time of Augustus, shortly before the modern town, at the mouth of the river Aude, there was a harbor capable of accommodating ships military was one of the ports of the kora of Velia, which says Strabo, was subsequently active until fourteenth century as a possession of the Abbey of Cava. On the slopes adjacent, probably since the time of colonization of Velia, he had to develop the life of a village of fishermen and craftsmen. The Gothic-Byzantine War of 535-553 and subsequent fall of Velia led to the momentary abandonment of the port, while the arrival of the Lombards would have resulted in the total desolation of the land. The recovery in the next century, was due to immigration of Greek monks who, protected by the Lombard dukes, tilled the land, sought each sources and welcomed the refugees, by starting small businesses from the old docks. These communities came together in kiosks, designed as places of worship and centers of socio-economic life, worshiped, also, the Madonna, Odighitria: namely, the one who leads the way. The growth of nuclei as Poplars in the Cilento lasted until the middle of the ninth century, when they settled in Agropoli Licosa and the Saracens, harbingers of terrible years. The ports represented the outlet to the sea of the Greek monasteries, including that of Santa Maria dei Poplars and it is news in a document of 994 (9): the name therein mentioned, for the first time, refers to the trees that, in the Middle Ages, lush vegetated along the river Aude. Since 1123, following the founding of Castellabate, the possessions of the abbey of Cava, placed under the control of an era benefited from the short but remarkable flourishing, interrupted by the War of the Vespers of the years 1282 to 1302 and a long period after dense disasters and dangerous attacks. The first families of the seventeenth century were those of Poplars at Torrieri and tavernaro, ie, a customs officer who ran the inn is set in a caupona, or a rudimentary fortified house. Following the Carmelite order is pushed on the shore of Poplars in founding a chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the spiritual and material assistance to farmers and fishermen. This must have taken place in 1610. Chapel of Poplars became a destination for pilgrims for the painting of the Madonna, believed to be miraculous and this influx gave rise to a small fair in conjunction with the annual celebration of July 16. The Vinciprova Palace, was built by Ripoli Pollica, family originally from Catalonia, addivenuta to cruel and legendary disputes with other families of that place. Following the Mayor Sodano, who remained in office until 1871, it was bought by the state and was later traded to the Vinciprova OMIGNANO, which he remembers Leo, who was one of the Thousand following Garibaldi. A few years ago, with the death of the last heir, became the property of the City of Pollica. Poplars is proposed to the public with choices cultural tourism different from the usual places, thanks to the presence of world-class personalities who have chosen it as a residence for leisure. The Poplars, mentioned in the book Passing the Cilento by Arthur John Strutt and Journey in the South by Giuseppe Ungaretti beginning of the 70s, has been home to international congresses and symposia on such topics as the relationship between diet and health or the importance of proper nutrition for the prevention of various human diseases, as well as for the simultaneous presence of world-renowned scholars. Poplars becomes an heir of that ancient modern legacy of the School of Philosophical and Colleggio Parmenides of Elea-Velia Doctor Know why, Culture and Thought they were seen as instruments in the service of physical and mental wellbeing of the population.

ACCIAROLI

ACCIAROLI  Apri
Loc. ACCIAROLI SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
23 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 13 mt. a.s.l.  Area Pollica, Pioppi, Agropoli
Acciaroli, holiday place of Pollica, best represents the beauty of Cilento and its coast, the sea and the beaches of this area. Off the beaten path and by mass tourism, from the charming fishing village with the passage of time has become a tourist resort of national importance. While spending the years, still retains its urban aspect in the streets of the historic center and in the stone houses. And 'included in the territory of the National Park of Cilento. Acciaroli boasts a sea among the cleanest in Italy, winning the award, twenty years, the Blue Flag of the Fee and the Five Sails Italy Legambiente. There are different types of beaches, each with its peculiar characteristic: from the main beach with its fine golden sand, the beach near the harbor set against the little houses, to move on to the stones a little further down to the rocks of the Caleo unique and special.

GROTTA DI PERTOSA AULETTA

GROTTA DI PERTOSA AULETTA  Apri
Loc. GROTTE DI PERTOSA-AULETTA, MURAGLIONE SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
36 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Sicignano degli Alburni, Castelcivita, Serre
The Caves are Alburni Mountains, near the river Tanagro, immersed in the heart of a spectacular nature. The entire complex of caves extending for a length of about three thousand feet, suspended between land and water, alternating so striking to excite anyone. What makes these unique caves is the underground river Negro, a river coming from deepest offering a fascinating and unusual boat trip immersed in a magical silence, where light and shadow meet and mingle in a game ever again, remaining enchanted by the roar of the great natural waterfall. The main processes involved in the formation of caves (note the phenomena of speleogenesis) can be grouped as follows: & Action of the aqueous solutions, with their ability to exert corrosion on the limestone and redeposit calcium carbonate in the form of concretions; & action of the water as they operate mechanical erosion on the bed of the underground rivers and exercise the transport and deposition of sediments; & action of gravity which causes collapse of the vaults and the walls of the cavity already formed; resulting clumps of debris, often of large blocks, to the ground. In addition, major geological factors responsible for the genesis, distribution, orientation and evolution of karst caves are the tectonic elements, and in particular: fractures, folds, faults, the position and thickness of the layers. Fractures play an important role: first, let the rock outcropping to offer an inclined surface water chemically active wider on which to exercise their erosive power; secondly allow the dissolution of also affect the inside of the limestone mass over the surface. So doing, the tems of fracturing strongly influence the distribution and the direction of greatest development of underground cavities. However, as part of a massive carbonate fractures not all play the same role: the influence of these towards the cavity depends strongly on their opening, tilt and orientation. In fact, the water infiltration, crossing the area of unsaturated soil (not filled with water), generally prefer more open and inclined fractures, or verticali.Il recognition of the importance of archaeological Caves of Perth-Auletta is attributable to first excavations between 1897 and 1898 by Paul and John Carucci patrons. The two gave different interpretations of the human presence in the cavity: the first emphasized the purely residential, while the second character of worship. In subsequent excavations was found a wooden structure similar to a true Canadian. And 'with modern investigations and with the lowering of the level of the reservoir created by the exploitation of hyower underground stream that is read in the presence of otherwise invisible wooden structures, with the recovery of submerged materials.

SPIAGGIA DELLE DUNE FOSSILI E DEL BUONDORMIRE

SPIAGGIA DELLE DUNE FOSSILI E DEL BUONDORMIRE  Apri
Loc. PALINURO, SALERNO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
41 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Camerota, Cuccaro Vetere, San Giovanni a Piro
The beach of fossil dunes In Saline you can admire spectacular examples of fossil dunes that form a natural environment very unique, populated by plant organisms that together constitute a unique plant communities, extremely sensitive to anthropogenic disturbance and, therefore, to be protected. Between the Early Cretaceous (130 million years) and the Pleistocene (2 million years), each flood rainwater transported at sea large amount of terrigenous material. These created along the coast, and a large tract in the sea, a cloud of murky that, with times varying depending on the size of the particle size materials transported, was deposited on the deep seabed. For the first were deposited grains heavier, then lighter ones gradually, until the clay dust. When the crystal clear waters of the sea returned, began a kind of marine sedimentation, produced by microorganisms, which covered everything with a layer of calcareous material more or less often, depending on the time he spent before another flood intorbidisse that stretch of sea, and a repeat new series of deposits. With the marine transgressions, the masses of these deposits, were transferred on pre-existing carbonate platform. On this new landscape configuration of the NO side of the peninsula silentina, the existing rivers, sometimes modified in their ancient giaciture for geomorphological events occurred, they continued the ancient work of soil erosion, and transport of materials at sea eroded. There have been so deposited sands, pebbles and those stranded in the formation of dunes from the sea, remained as fossil evidence of one of the many variations of this sea level imposed by glaciation or in lifting the profile of the area. The beach Buondormire For those who go on holiday in the Cilento, in the province of Salerno, I recommend taking the boat to the port of Palinuro to make the tour of the caves along the coast. They are all very beautiful and each has a different color. The ideal, then, you get to leave the boat in the beach of the Good sleep, facing the islet of the Rabbit, which is, in fact, an island which has the typical shape of a rabbit. Take a bath there is beautiful and really spend a beautiful day.

NOCCIOLA DI GIFFONI DOP

NOCCIOLA DI GIFFONI DOP  Apri
Loc. SALERNO SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Vietri Sul Mare, Cava de' Tirreni, Tramonti
  Brochure PDF
The Protected Geographical Indication Giffoni hazelnut refers to a variety of the most precious Italian absolute: Tonda di Giffoni. The distinctive features of the Giffoni hazelnut IGP are represented: the perfectly round shape of the seed (which is the shelled hazelnut), which has white flesh, firm, aromatic flavor, and the seed-coats (the inner film) thin and easily detachable . E 'is also particularly suitable for roasting, peel strength, and calibration, even for the average size of the fruit and homogeneous. For these characteristics valuable it is particularly suitable for industrial processing, and is therefore strongly demanded by the industry for the production of pulp and crops, as well as, as a raw material for the preparation of confectionery specialties of high consumption. In the area of origin is also used as an ingredient in the preparation of a wide range of delicacies, including: biscuits, cakes, ice creams, creams, but also unusual pasta dishes and even hazelnut liquor. But the Giffoni hazelnut PGI is particularly suitable, because of the shape and quality of the fruit, for direct consumption, whether in shell that especially as snacks pitted whole, and it is this form of consumption that has spurred a renewed interest in new such product. Plain or coated with chocolate, honey or nougat, the Giffoni hazelnut PGI is gaining, even abroad, the favor of consumers. Being a medium-early varieties, harvesting the fruit usually starts as early as the third week of August, after which, the nuts are dried to bring them to a moisture content of 5-7% and finally settle in a cool, ventilated, free odors and moisture. The high nutritional value of Giffoni hazelnut causes its consumption dall'arterosclerosi and protects against cardiovascular disease, due to a concentration of monounsaturated fatty substances, such as oleic acid, which have the function of strongly limiting the levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream. It is also rich in vitamins E, B, C, and minerals such as iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium and selenium, fundamental for a correct operation of the cellular tem. Hazelnut growing in Campania is very ancient. Many examples are found in Latin literature, as early as the third century BC, and archaeological finds, such as charred remains of hazelnuts, exhibited at the National Museum of Naples. The spread of this crop in the rest of Italy seems to be started right from the Campania, so that in the seventeenth century the trade of nuts, especially to other nations, had its economic importance. The first evidence of the cultivation of Giffoni hazelnut PGI, typically produced from Salerno, dating back to the Middle Ages, but it is only through trade with the rest of Italy and abroad, in the era Bourbon, who came to know the distinctive value of the quality of that product. Later, in the twentieth century, it has expanded its culture in relation to the strong demand from the confectionery industry. The territory of the Picentini Valley dell'Irno and, on the other hand, is naturally suited to the cultivation of the core as this plant has been present in the area in the wild. The volcanic soil provides, however, the best fertility conditions, and in general the qualitative properties of the Tonda di Giffoni are due precisely to the lucky mixer of environmental factors, natural and human typical of the production area.

CAPO PALINURO E LE SUE GROTTE

CAPO PALINURO E LE SUE GROTTE  Apri
Loc. CAPO PALINURO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
41 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Camerota, Cuccaro Vetere, San Giovanni a Piro
The caves of Palinuro Part of the journey to discover the caves of Palinuro : one of the most beautiful backs of the Mediterranean will open before your eyes in its full splendor , including caves and ravines that deluge the whole head , above and below sea level . A paradise for divers in search of new experiences, but also a wonderful area to visit for tourists looking to experience quieter. CHAPTER palinuro In the Heart of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo Di Diano , is a limestone outcrop that juts into the southern Tyrrhenian Sea for about 2 km and rises to 203 meters above sea level to the tip of Telegraph walls overlooking the sea . Ben 35 caves and underwater caves of Palinuro are one of the main attractions of the Mediterranean speleology . The formation of the morphological head gave rise to species found only in the depths at greater depths which made Palinuro destination for scholars from all over the world. BLUE GROTTO It 's the most popular cavity , large and full of life. ROOM SNOW The Great Hall of snow has dimensions of 26 x 45 meters. On its floor there is a zone characterized by funnel-shaped depressions 3 CAVE OF PURPLE The cave is part of the cavity including Viola in Cala Fetente . It owes its name to the patina of manganese immediately above the water of inland lakes , which in part reflects high and dry in the light of underwater striking shades of purple. CATHEDRAL 2 And ' one of the most spectacular underwater caves . has a path vaguely horseshoe 120 meters long . CATHEDRAL 1 Large cavity flooded with 4 domes indoor air. It 's very washed from the sea floor with smooth and low life on the walls. CAVE LAKE The cave of the lake consists of two branches perpendicular to one diver and one showed that converge in an inland lake . The underwater entrance is about - 7 feet deep and s to - 11 where a low and narrow passage leads into a narrow tunnel submerged dotted with several speleotem

CENTOLA

CENTOLA  Apri
Loc. CENTOLA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
39 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 311 mt. a.s.l.  Area Camerota, Cuccaro Vetere, San Giovanni a Piro
In the Cilento sea merges with the sky, and Centola is difficult to distinguish the natural rock , overlooking the Mediterranean , the ancient stones of the village, arranged as sculptures forget to dial the houses of the center. To fill the homes of Centola remain, today , about five thousand inhabitants , we are in the southern slice of Campania, in the province of Salerno, in the heart of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. In the summer season the population feels , like many other tourists from every part of Italy , the lure of the sea breeze , and leaves the town at the moment to settle in the nearby seaside village of Palinuro. The first traces of human settlement in Centola date from the fourth and fifth centuries AD are the remains of an ancient village , behind the promontory of Palinuro , consisting of a few houses of stone and mud-brick . But the most interesting historical sites that are worth admiring if you spend a holiday in the area , are remnants of coastal defenses : among the most impressive buildings is the Molpa Castle , built by the Goths to stop the expansion Byzantine in the sixth century , but there are countless towers that dot the coastal line, renovated in the eighteenth century after a long period of neglect. Another gem not to be missed in Centola , very special and mysterious charm , it is the medieval village of San Severino . It is a village founded in 1200, has arisen little by little around the castle founded in 1045 by the Norman Turgisio . Perched on the cliff of the Devil's Throat and lapped , a little lower, by the river Mingardo , the village in the Middle Ages represented a great defensive fortress , protected from enemy attack. Today the ancient village is deserted , many citizens have preferred to move to the area around the railway town , and for many years the houses were abandoned ravages of time . We still recognize the houses of the past, the cobbled streets and the castle, and you're trying to re-evaluate the settlement with thematic tours and events. Very impressive nativity scene that is set here every December 28. But do not be fooled sull'indole Centola : this is not a sleepy town , and there are neither funny nor occasions the historical and artistic attractions . See, for example, the Capuchin convent, the guardian of a magnificent Baroque altar in carved wood, or the Baron's Palace Lupo erected in the thirteenth century by Ludwig Horace Bonifacio Lupo, is a beautiful invoice Lombard . Do not miss the Baron's Palace Rinaldi , the Bell Tower 893 and the Church of St. Nicholas of Myra , built in the early seventeenth century precious Baroque style , decorated inside with a silver cross and elegant stucco . History lovers will appreciate the ancient Atiquarium , the archaeological museum of Centola , housed in a building of the '60s created specifically to accommodate the large amount of finds from the area , at the behest of the Provincial Tourism Salerno. Ceramics and obsidian tools are just some of the objects, dating back six thousand years ago , found in the excavations of Centola and vicinity since 1948 .

OLIO DEL CILENTO D.O.P.

OLIO DEL CILENTO D.O.P.  Apri
Loc. CONTRADA PALAZZO SOCCORSO - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
14 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Capaccio, Castelcivita, Albanella
  Brochure PDF
The extra virgin D.O.P. Cilento is one of the outstanding products of the 'national olivicultura and is produced exclusively in 62 countries around the National Park of Cilento, in a land always highly suited to the cultivation of' oil. The extra virgin D.O.P. Cilento is presented by the yellow-gold with good brightness and intensity. All 'sniff test shows a hint of fruity olive understood, with pleasant notes of apple and fresh leaf. Pungent and bitter in the right place, is an oil for those who love the flavors. The significant presence of aromatic ago preference for the use of this oil on dishes of 'area of origin: raw is great on grilled fish, soups of vegetables and vegetable soups, salads wild, bruschetta and the first courses in general. Where it is required to use hot, extra virgin olive oil DOP Cilento is an invaluable support that accompanies softly all kinds of fried, stews, sauces, meat sauce and street below. And what about the pizza?

WWF: OASI VALLE DELLA CACCIA

WWF: OASI VALLE DELLA CACCIA  Apri
Loc. SENERCHIA AVELLINO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
44 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Senerchia, Acerno, Conza della Campania
  Brochure PDF
The Oasis Valley of the hunt is located within a Site of Community Importance in the Municipality of Senerchia (Av). The area covers about 450 hectares and, despite its name, is a protected place among the most fascinating and wild Picentini. Here encounters a station pine blacks, something rare, a spectacular waterfall, a wild valley. If it is true that Italians Nature imagine when they think of a forest, the Picentini is the truer representation. environment The forests are among the most beautiful of Campania. If it is true that Italians Nature imagine when they think of a forest, the Picentini is the truer representation. The Oasis is a safe haven for the wolf, wild cat, badger, a peregrine falcon, owl: is the living testimony of flora and fauna typical of the Apennines. Mountain environment impervious crossed the river White water that forms a beautiful waterfall and caves.

WWF: OASI BOSCO CAMERINE

WWF: OASI BOSCO CAMERINE  Apri
Loc. ALBANELLA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
12 Km from LA ROCCIA
Altitude: 228 mt. a.s.l.  Area Capaccio, Castelcivita, Serre
The Oasis that is in all respects the Mediterranean. The WWF Bosco Fani is situated in the town of Montagu (Sa). Established in 1999, the area covers approximately 100 hectares covered by Mediterranean vegetation. environment The areas to the west are composed of stony soils and shales covered by xerogramineti and grasslands. The southern and central Mediterranean are occupied by medium-high with clearings and meads. The higher you are in the bush deciduous trees. The holm oak is destined to become a mixed forest of mainly oak. The extension of the Oasis is 100 hectares. Flora and fauna Mediterranean maquis composed of shrubs and young trees, including strawberry, phillyrea, myrtle, mastic. In less drained soils is the olive. The holm oak is presented accompanied by cyclamen and vetch. In the upper part there is the Turkey oak and privet. There are many orchids. The fauna is characteristic of the Mediterranean, countless species of butterflies. There are badgers, foxes, weasels and marten. In the wells of living water newt southern and the grass snake. There are many butterflies. Among the birds, remember the buzzard and the bee-eater, which uses the area as a hunting ground.

SPIAGGIA DI AGROPOLI

SPIAGGIA DI AGROPOLI  Apri
Loc. AGROPOLI SALERNO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
9 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Licinella-Torre di Paestum, Capaccio, Albanella
Agropoli is one of the most popular seaside resorts bells. Among the most popular beaches of Agropoli include: Trentova the Valley, St. Francis and the Lido Azzurro. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants

OLIO COLLINE SALERNITANE DOP

OLIO COLLINE SALERNITANE DOP  Apri
Loc. SALERNO SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Vietri Sul Mare, Cava de' Tirreni, Tramonti
  Brochure PDF
The extra virgin olive oil PDO Salernitane Hills has ancient roots, as it is derived from indigenous varieties that have always existed in Salerno. The oil gets its own typical of the peculiarities of the territory, with connotations of soil and climate, landscapes, historical, cultural and economic absolutely original. It is produced in a highly suited to the cultivation of the olive tree, characterized by a particularly rich heritage varieties and original. Reliable information they date back to the ancient cultivation Phocians, settlers of Ancient Greece, which began to spread in the plain and hilly areas surrounding dell'Alento. It was then through the occupation of the territory by the Romans olive cultivation spread throughout the area of Salerno. Even today, some places derive their name from the cultivation of olive trees and Oliveto Citra, Olivella, Ogliara, etc. Even today, walking through this area of outstanding beauty, it's easy to find ancient olive trees of great size, in which is contained the history of the local population, which has ensured the olive tree, in difficult times, secure livelihoods. The extra virgin olive oil DOP hills Salernitane shows, consumer, a beautiful color ranging from green to yellow more or less intense; is limpid, sometimes veiled. The nose shows a strong and broad hint of fruity olive oil clean, with discreet notes of green leaves, grass and green tomato. The taste reveals a strong and persistent flavor, pleasantly bitter and spicy, right-bodied, with good structure, balanced and clear hints of artichoke, thistle and plant bitter. The aftertaste is clean. The acidity is always less than 0.70%. The oil is obtained from the pressing of olives of the variety native to the area of production or introduction of old, alone or in combination: Rotondella, Frantoio, Carpellese or Nostrale for at least 65%; Ogliarola and Leccino to an extent greater than 35%, while it is allowed the presence of other local varieties for a maximum of 20%. The significant presence of aromatic ago preference to the use of this oil on plates of a certain size, such as soups made with vegetables, tasty pasta dishes of the local tradition and grilled fish. Techniques of cultivation of olive trees are the traditional ones of the Hills Salerno, ensure that the oil that comes to the high quality and well-known merit. In some districts have established very innovative technical and organizational solutions, such as mechanical harvesting and pruning of the olives. The olives used for oil production DOP Salernitane Hills has to be collected by hand, by December 31 of each year; has authorized the use of mechanical means, such as shaking and vibrating combs. The olives must be stored and transported in crates with a maximum capacity of 25 kg. And pressed no later than the second day of collection. For the extraction of oil are allowed only mechanical and physical processes that preserve as closely as possible the characteristics of fruit quality. The area of production and processing of extra virgin olive oil DOP hills Salernitane includes 86 municipalities in the province of Salerno, present in a wide area that includes olive grove: the Amalfi Coast, the Valley of the Heat, the Picentines the Alburnums, the 'high and Middle Sele, the hills of Tanagro and the Vallo di Diano.

OLIO CILENTO DOP

OLIO CILENTO DOP  Apri
Loc. SALERNO - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Vietri Sul Mare, Cava de' Tirreni, Tramonti
  Brochure PDF
The oil of Cilento DOP is obtained from the pressing of olives native cultivars such as Ogliarola, Pisciottana, Rotondella Salella (native cultivars), as well as Frantoio and Leccino (cutivar imported). On the territory also have other local varieties, coming to a production of not more than 15% The oil, consumption, is pale yellow in color from the soul lively and intense; sometimes clear, sometimes veiled. The taste is delicate Cilento DOP oil, olive oil, fresh sweet substantially with barely perceptible lively notes of bitter and spicy. It 'fairly fluid, with clear scents of pine nuts and hint of hazelnut and almond. The presence of aromatic predisposes the use of this oil on plates of a certain size, typical of the area of origin: grilled fish, wild salads, boiled vegetables, legumes and pasta dishes. Used hot, accompanied by all kinds of fried, stews, sauces, meat sauces.

WWF: OASI MONTE POLVERACCHIO

WWF: OASI MONTE POLVERACCHIO  Apri
Loc. SENERCHIA AVELLINO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
42 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Calabritto, Acerno, Serre
  Brochure PDF
The Oasis of Monte Polveracchio is located within a Site of Community Importance in the municipalities of Senerchia and Country ( Sa) . The area covers about 200 hectares with a beautiful beech forest , in the heart of Picentini : is the Oasis of the Wolf. Where there are wolves , there is more emotion . To be a remote place still has that timing and rhythm of nature. Here survives one of the last people in the south , so it is important to continue to preserve it. environment Beech forest mixed with hollies and yews . Numerous streams that form the river Tenza Oasis , a tributary of the Sele . Prairie mountain , full of rocky outcrops with fossils . The extension of 200 hectares. Flora and fauna The flora is characteristic of the Apennines. There are numerous orchids and wild columbines . The beech predominates , with specimens of considerable size, in the company of birches , maples, mountain ash , laburnum , manna and beautiful ancient hollies and yews . In the clearings blooming crocus , purple, ranunculus, narcissus. Symbol of the oasis is the wolf , present on Picentini with one of the last southern populations . Among other mammals, dormice, dormouse , marten , badger, wild cat, fox , skunk. Among the birds , you can enjoy the rare black woodpecker drumming and observe the green woodpecker , rock partridge , ( returned ) golden eagle, peregrine falcon, buzzard, owl, tawny owl, long-eared owl , barn owls . For amphibians , are yellow-bellied toad , salamander and newt italics.

CARCIOFO DI PAESTUM I.G.P.

CARCIOFO DI PAESTUM I.G.P.  Apri
Loc. PAESTUM SA, ITALIA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
6 Km from LA ROCCIA
  Area Albanella, Licinella-Torre di Paestum, Agropoli
  Brochure PDF
The artichoke of Paestum IGP, also known as Tondo di Paestum, from the name of the local from which it derives, is due to the genetic group of the artichokes type Romanesco. The appearance of its rounded flower heads, their high compactness, the absence of spines on the bracts are the principal qualitative characteristics and of the peculiar Paestum artichokes, who have consecrated also his reputation among consumers. Even the character of early maturation can be considered a positive element conferred by the environment of cultivation, the Piana del Sele, which allows the artichoke of Paestum to be on the market before any other type of artichoke Romanesco. Other typical characteristics of the product are: an average size of flower heads (no more than 4 per stem per kg of product), peduncle of less than 10 cm, green color with shades of violet-pinkish, fleshy receptacle and particularly tasty. The commercial features of the artichoke of Paestum described above are also the result of careful and laborious cultivation technique that agricultural operators of the Piana del Sele have honed over decades. The climate is cool and rainy during the long production period (February-May), which characterizes this area, also gives the typical and appreciated tenderness and delicacy to the product. The valuable characteristics of the artichoke of Paestum IGP allow this product to be very popular in the kitchen, where it is used in the preparation of various recipes and local dishes such as pizza with artichokes, cream and pie with artichokes, particularly welcome the many tourists who visit the Piana del Sele and in particular the temples of Paestum.

Excursions and attractions in CAMPANIA close to AGROPOLI Capaccio Licinella-Torre di Paestum Albanella: 'PALINURO'   'MUSEO DI PAESTUM'   'FICO BIANCO DEL CILENTO DOP'   'SERRE'   'FICO BIANCO DEL CILENTO D.O.P.'   'POLLICA'   'PARCO REGIONALE MONTI PICENTINI'   'GROTTE DI PERTOSA'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL CILENTO, VALLO DI DIANO E ALBURNI'   'CUCCARO VETERE'   'WWF: OASI DI PERSANO'   'GROTTE DI CASTECIVITA'   'COSTA DEL CILENTO'   'SALERNO'   'PIOPPI'   'ACCIAROLI'   'GROTTA DI PERTOSA AULETTA'   'SPIAGGIA DELLE DUNE FOSSILI E DEL BUONDORMIRE'   'NOCCIOLA DI GIFFONI DOP'   'CAPO PALINURO E LE SUE GROTTE'   'CENTOLA'   'OLIO DEL CILENTO D.O.P.'   'WWF: OASI VALLE DELLA CACCIA'   'WWF: OASI BOSCO CAMERINE'   'SPIAGGIA DI AGROPOLI'   'OLIO COLLINE SALERNITANE DOP'   'OLIO CILENTO DOP'   'WWF: OASI MONTE POLVERACCHIO'   'CARCIOFO DI PAESTUM I.G.P.'  

CAMPANIA


Campania is one of the regions in Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mildness of the climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history and the love for food make Campania an enjoyable land. The journey starts from the sea, uncontested king of the region, with its intense colours, its coasts rich in bays, coves and rock faces, as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia, true natural masterpieces with even more charm by the flourishing Mediterranean vegetation, interrupted by some small yet pretty towns where to spend your holidays, amid the history and traditions of Campania. How can we forget the monument of nature that dominates this region: the Vesuvius, dark and mysterious, loved for its beauty and feared for its power. Then Naples, famous worldwide for the intensity and passion of its music, that just like the town, mingles cultural and popular, sacred and profane, joyful and melancholic aspects. And Sorrento, a town that lays on a terrace of tuff falling sheer to the sea. In this view of paradise, indented and inaccessible coasts alternate to small and hidden beaches, creating a unique scenery. Here, the work of man was grand. The roughest areas are now made up of a series of terraces sloping down to the sea, used for the cultivation of citrus, olive trees and vines. These gardens give off heady scents of oranges, lemons and orange-blossoms. Music, sea, entertainment and nature, but also history and culture. Visiting places like Paestum, Ercolano, Pompei, the Chartreuse of Padula or the Royal Palace of Caserta is an unforget experience. The provinces of Campania are: Naples (region capital), Caserta, Benevento, Avellino and Salerno.