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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to PRAIA A MARE San Nicola Arcella Scalea Papasidero

SPIAGGIA DI ARCOMAGNO

SPIAGGIA DI ARCOMAGNO  Apri
Loc. SAN NICOLA ARCELLA COSENZA, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
5 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Scalea, Marina di Santa Maria del Cedro, Papasidero
The beach of Arcomagno is actually a small cove which is reached via a rocky path. Located near a promontory that goes down to the sea, is about 1 km from San Nicola Arcella. And 'so called because of the extraordinary natural arch that has been created in the rock overlooking the sea. Nearby Amenities: & None

SPIAGGIA DI CASTROCUCCO

SPIAGGIA DI CASTROCUCCO  Apri
Loc. MARATEA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
5 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 0 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Nicola Arcella, Acquafredda, Scalea
Situated in the extreme south of the coast of Maratea Castrocucco the beach is a small cove of rocks lapped by pristine. Located at the mouth of the river Noce is located on the border with Calabria. And 'overlooked by the impressive ruins of the medieval castle of Castrocucco that should be visited. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Hotels

LIDO LA SECCA DI CASTROCUCCO

LIDO LA SECCA DI CASTROCUCCO  Apri
Loc. MARATEA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
5 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area San Nicola Arcella, Acquafredda, Papasidero
The beach of Shoal Castrocucco is one of the most sought after on the coast of Maratea. From the beach you can see the rocks eu Tuppu, a singular island covered with green bush. Near the beach is the Baronial Palace of the noble Labanchi, with an adjoining chapel (now deconsecrated). From the top and the back of the beach you can see the Castle Castrocucco, an ancient medieval fortress. Unique and enchanting coast of Castrocucco thanks to the peculiarity of its shores: the Shoal and Myrtle both affiliated with the Romantic Hotel Villa Cheta. The beaches, equipped with parking and within easy reach, thanks to bewitch their wild and pristine beauty created by the encounter between the maquis and the sea.

LAGONEGRO

LAGONEGRO  Apri
Loc. LAGONEGRO PZ, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
26 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Casalbuono, Acquafredda, Sapri
Lagonegro is an Italian town of 5,651 inhabitants in the province of Potenza, in Basilicata. The origins of the town are controversial, but the most popular theory derives the village by a Roman settlement called Vicus Mendicoleius; it seems that even just outside the village there is a small church (called the Rosary) sort of a pagan temple dedicated to Juno. In the eighth century evidently took place the settlement of Basilian monks of Byzantine origin or Bulgarian on the cliff of the castle. Maybe the church of San Nicola towering over the village, dating from the ninth-tenth century, is the work leading to the establishment of these preachers. At about this time the village is mentioned with its current name apparently derives from the dark waters of a lake located near the Apennines, and then disappeared. The village is surrounded in the IX-X century by walls and towers of which still remain visible enchanting tracks. Of these works is very impressive the entrance door to the village called Iron Gate which was rebuilt in stone in 1552, above the door there is the coat of arms of the city post-feudal: St. Michael the Archangel slaying the dragon. Beginning in 968, its territories, were one of the turme thema of Lucania. In the medieval period, the so-called land was part of Lagonegro, County of Lauria. Subsequently passed in 1463 in Wenceslas Sanseverino, twelfth Earl of Lauria. Not having sons ammoglio' his daughter Luisia with Barnabas Sanseverino, brother of Robert Prince of Salerno, giving her a dowry of the sub-feud Lauria consisting Lauria, Ursomarso, Layno, Castelluccio, Trecchina and gave his reasons above Torturella, Cuccaro, Lagoniro, Rocca , Policastro, Rivello, Scalea and Bervicaro. On 11 August 1498, King Frederick gave Lagonegro Gaspare Saragusio, donated to the rebellion of William Sanseverino, of which the daughter Giovanna then sold it to Vincenzo Caraffa. In 1548 the jug sold it to James Cossa with Pact retrovenderla. In 1550 Vincenzo Caraffa yielded the straight to buy it for 5000 ducats to Luigi Caraffa, who then bought it for 20,000 ducats. The citizens, however in 1559 it ricomprarono, thus becoming state town. More recently, in 1853, stayed at Lagonegro the King of Naples, Ferdinand II.

SPIAGGIA DI SAN NICOLA ARCELLA

SPIAGGIA DI SAN NICOLA ARCELLA  Apri
Loc. SAN NICOLA ARCELLA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
5 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Scalea, Marina di Santa Maria del Cedro, Papasidero
The beautiful beach of San Nicola Arcella is located pochissmi kilometers from the most famous beach of Praia a Mare. E 'characterized by the particular variety of the sand that is sometimes gravel and other other end consists of rocks and pebbles. It 'a place much frequented in summer and offers many entertainment possibilities. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Bathing

GROTTA DEL ROMITO

GROTTA DEL ROMITO  Apri
Loc. ANTIQUARIUM DELLA GROTTA DEL ROMITO, PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO - CALABRIA  Navigatore
13 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area San Nicola Arcella, Scalea, Viggianello
  Brochure PDF
The Cave of the Hermit is a site dating back to the Upper Paleolithic containing one of the oldest examples of prehistoric art in Italy, and one of the most important in Europe, located in the village in the municipality of Papasidero Nuppolara in Calabria, Cosenza province. Outside there are several rock carvings, among which the most important is a graffiti depicting two bovids (Bos primigenius), and traces of ancient tombs dating back to 10,500 years ago. The discovery of graffiti took place in 1961, has been dated by experts as belonging to the Upper Paleolithic. A reproduction of the original is preserved in the National Museum of Reggio Calabria. Other exhibits are on display at the Museum of Prehistory and Florentine institution. Within the site is also a layer dating back to the Neolithic age in which we find large quantities of obsidian. This discovery was the basis of the assumption that the cave was originally a mid-term basis for the obsidian trade between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian. The importance of the site Papasidero at European level is related to the abundance of Palaeolithic finds, covering a time span of between 23,000 and 10,000 years ago, and have enabled the reconstruction of the eating habits of social life and of the environment 'Homo sapiens. The website is being visited thanks to the intervention of the Italian Institute of Experimental Archaeology in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of Calabria and the municipality of Papasidero. On the spot they were in fact made interventions to ensure access to the cave (walkways, lighting) and the integrated use of the archaeological site (multilingual audio guides, educational materials for children). The site is also equipped with a antiquarium, where some exhibits.

MASSICCIO DEL SIRINO

     

MASSICCIO DEL SIRINO  Apri
Loc. MASSICCIO DEL SIRINO, PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE - BASILICATA  Navigatore
27 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 1885 mt. a.s.l.  Area Moliterno, Sarconi, Casalbuono
The massive Sirino , extreme southern of the National Park of the Val d'Agri Lagonegrese Lucan , includes some of the major peaks of the Southern Mount Pope (2005 m) , Cima De Lorenzo (2004 m) , Timpa Scazzariddo ( 1930 m) and Mount Sirino (1907 m). Impressive-looking but compact, the mountain range is located close to the Tyrrhenian Sea , in the south western region of Basilicata ( common Lauria and Lagonegro ) , the domain of the valleys crossed by rivers Walnut, Sinni and Agri. From its vast grasslands and bare summit , the view extends to the Gulf of Policastro, spiers and steep wooded hills of La Spina and Zaccana , the impressive plateau of Pollino, the vast and pristine forest Magnano , the steep foothills of the Alps mountain the Raparo and wide and verdant valleys of Diano and Agri . Due to the influence due to the proximity of the Tyrrhenian Sea , the group has invested particularly abundant rainfall (among the most abundant in the whole Apennine ): from 2,000 to 2,500 mm per year on average , which in winter is transformed into a thick white blanket of snow , the merger of which , however, is rather anachronistic . For this reason, the entire territory of Sirino is full of water : its slopes flow multiple sources , which are used in many waterways as well as delicious ponds. The solid marks the Apennine watershed between the basins of the rivers and Agri Sinni to the east and to the west and Walnut rivers Calore The Remmo or Laudemio , located at an altitude of 1,525 m, is the southernmost lake of glacial origin in Italy: extended for a little more than two acres and surrounded by a thick and high beech forest , the basin was formed as a result of barrier constituted by the terminal moraine of a large glacier , which in the Quaternary down for about four kilometers from the north side of Mount Pope ( 2,005 m) , until you get into town Petinachiana .

CASTELLO NORMANNO DI SCALEA

CASTELLO NORMANNO DI SCALEA  Apri
Loc. SCALEA CS, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
10 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 8 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Nicola Arcella, Marina di Santa Maria del Cedro, Papasidero
The castle stands with irregular on a rocky outcrop overlooking the town of Scalea and dates back to the twelfth century. The castle was built by the Normans on an earlier Lombard fortress according to the techniques of the time fixed by the Angevins in the evening after the war, is the most important stronghold of the Gulf of Policastro and one of the most important in Calabria. The fort was in fact a central role in the history of Calabria Norman because inside they divided the territories of Calabria, conquered and conquering, the brothers Roger and Robert de Hauteville, Norman rulers of southern Italy. The castle was restored in the fifteenth century., Is still part of the high walls, embankments in some places with the end embattled, in which the adjustments are still legible. The castle later became the private residence of the various gentlemen who took turns in the control of the surrounding estates. In fact, by Norman fortress became Anjou, was a fief of the Sanseverino in 1442, passed in 1501 and Caracciolo in 1556 to Spinelli, who held it until the overthrow feudalism. With the demise of feudalism, the castle was an inexorable decline, however, found its peak nell'incuria and human indifference. Today I just see the walls and a turret. It should be noted that among the ruins of the defensive complex was built in 1908 as a water tank first aqueduct of Scalea.

SPIAGGIA LA SECCA

SPIAGGIA LA SECCA  Apri
Loc. SAPRI - BASILICATA  Navigatore
23 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 220 mt. a.s.l.  Area Acquafredda, Maratea, Morigerati
The beach of Shoal Castrocucco is one of the most picturesque corners of the coast Maratea style. The view of the beach is dominated by rocks and u Tuppu, a singular island covered with green bush. Near the beach is the Baronial Palace of the noble Labanchi, with an adjoining chapel (now deconsecrated). On the summit behind the beach you can see the Castle Castrocucco, ancient medieval fortress.

CASALBUONO

CASALBUONO  Apri
Loc. CASALBUONO - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
37 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Morigerati, Lagonegro, Moliterno
Casalbuono located on a hill whose summit you can admire the Vallo di Diano. It is crossed by the river that comes from Serra Heat Malombra , including Moliterno and Lagonegro , runs for about 10 km in Basilicata and falls below the Murgione ( Cozzarra ) to Piazza Linnets , S. Antuono where it passes under the Bridge of the King then goes on to other districts up to the Vallo di Diano where it takes the name of Tanagro . According to popular tradition , it was founded in 915 AD Casalbuono by refugees from Cesariana , Roman city destroyed by the Saracens in that year . At that time was indicated with the name of Casalnuovo (so named until 1883 ) . According to early records , the village was a fief of the Benedictine abbey of St. Mary of Cadossa and called Casalnuovo of Cadossa . The town was razed to the ground at the time of Prince Manfred and was rebuilt thanks to Charles I of Anjou which exempted the population from paying taxes for three years. Over the centuries it has undergone several destructions and the country exercised their domain : Sanseverino , the Crease , the Cleps and De Stefano , who lived in baronial castle , located in the highest part of the country from which you could control the whole area . Even today, you can see the Baronial Castle , a place shrouded in history and mystery , an object of curiosity and desire to learn about the past . The village is nestled in the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, surrounded by acres of woods and nature. It is characterized mainly by the escursionisitici paths that lead to the discovery of the beautiful scenery and for its medieval castle , still full of homes, monuments and historic buildings of great artistic value . A merit that should be attributed to the City of Casalbuono is that it has promoted the protection and enhancement of the product such as Bean Casalbuono Traditional Product of High Quality. The project has leading a group of farmers local stewards , supported by the University of Basilicata, Research Center for Horticulture CRA- ORT Pontecagnano by the Town Council , the Mountain Community Vallo di Diano , the Province of Salerno. It is a project that has meant , on the one hand to recover the local ecotypes of this extraordinary product , by the incomparable organoleptic characteristics , thus safeguarding biodiversity, and on the other to enhance the production through the certification process .

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO  Apri
Loc. VIGGIANELLO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
30 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Papasidero, Cersosimo, Francavilla Marittima
The Pollino National Park , which extends , with its 192 000 hectares, between the south and the north of Basilicata Calabria is the largest protected area in Italy. It is ed in the mountainous group of the Pollino higher in the Southern Apennines . The Lucania side of the park is divided into four main valleys : the valley of the Mercure , Valle del Frido , the Sarmento Valley and the Valley of Sinni . They belong to the Calabrian territory Raganello Valley and the Valley of Coscile . The park offers a variety of beautiful landscapes, with large areas of untouched different depending on the altitude . The Park is recommended for those who love trekking and hiking, for those who love the direct contact with uncontaminated nature and wilderness, to those who love mountain climbing and white water rafting , canyoning enthusiasts to the most extreme and all those who want to discover a territory solitary and quiet broken only by the wind that breaks through the leaves of trees, or enjoy the flavors and sensations already forgotten . Visit the Pollino National Park is a unique experience you will not forget . Will rediscover the pleasure of the embrace of nature wild and untouched , you will discover the ancient culture of the local population , polite and discreet, the taste of the true flavors . On the tops of the mountains , turning the sguado both east the horizon is the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west . The Pollino National Park is a treasure chest that holds the treasures of biodiversity. On the highest peaks you can see both the Loricato Pine , which grows on the walls solitary most inaccessible , both in flight and the rare golden eagles .

SPIAGGIA CALA BIANCA

SPIAGGIA CALA BIANCA  Apri
Loc. MARINA DI CAMEROTA, SALERNO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
34 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 22 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Giovanni a Piro, Centola, Cuccaro Vetere
The most beautiful of all is that of White Cove Marina di Camerota, in the province of Salerno. A small strip of sand and white pebbles, surrounded by wild vegetation and crystal clear sea in the middle of National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano: she is the queen of beaches in Italy.

CALAFICARRA

CALAFICARRA  Apri
Loc. VIA MARINA SANTA TERESA, MARINA PZ, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
8 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Maratea, Acquafredda, San Nicola Arcella
The beach Calaficarra also known as Santa Teresa beach or cove 'the Don Carlo, is the busiest beach in the Marina. This is actually the of three small beaches, collegatesi thanks to the advancement of the coastline. This beautiful beach is also ideal for romantic winter walks, stopping to explore the small caves that open land below the ridge covering its north side, from where you can watch the sea through evocative cracks in the rock. At the center of this beach is the characteristic rock of Falchetto, where are the usual nesting peregrine falcons flying in the sky of Maratea.

SPIAGGIA DELLE DUNE FOSSILI E DEL BUONDORMIRE

SPIAGGIA DELLE DUNE FOSSILI E DEL BUONDORMIRE  Apri
Loc. PALINURO, SALERNO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  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.

SPIAGGIA DI FIUMICELLO

SPIAGGIA DI FIUMICELLO  Apri
Loc. MARATEA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
14 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 2 mt. a.s.l.  Area Acquafredda, Sapri, San Nicola Arcella
The beach at Fiumicello is one of the busiest and equipped of Maratea. Located in the beautiful Bay dell'Ogliastro not far from the beach of Punta Santavenere, is surrounded by a thick pine forest and a pristine sea. Nearby you can admire the picturesque village of Fiumicello Santavenere. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Hotels

FAGIOLO DI SARCONI IGP

FAGIOLO DI SARCONI IGP  Apri
Loc. SARCONI PZ, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
41 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Moliterno, Grumento Nova, San Chirico Raparo
  Brochure PDF
The Bean Sarconi PGI has an oval or round and is characterized by the tender pulp, which makes it particularly digestible. It is produced mainly in the variety Borlotto and Cannellini, pale in color and may have dark streaks. Economic reality has always been dominated by agriculture, Sarconi had already in the past, in his bean crop prince; it was, however, small plots of land barely sufficient to meet the needs of family members, due to the age-old practice of divide among the heirs, in equal parts, each real estate owned, home or land that was. In the past, the peculiarity of the irrigation water was the bean Sarconi a higher quality product whose fame, however, remained limited in most cases to only the township, with the rare exception of a few merchants who used to trade with extra-regional other products. Then it was necessary to win many strengths, especially those concerning the economic aspect for the purchase of equipment for the first plant, so that the farmers Sarconi abandon the traditional method of surface irrigation. At the end of the functional characteristics of the new irrigation tem rain were finally fully appreciated and accepted. You could think of so qualify and increase the production of the bean. The Bean Sarconi PGI can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. If the bean for a long time has been consumed as a food poor alternative to meat, is now the star of a balanced diet, which is used as an ingredient in many dishes: from soups to risottos, from soups to side dishes. The Bean Sarconi is especially popular because it cooks to first water, that quickly, thanks to a combination of some elements favorable microclimate. This type of cooking, given the speed, allows to realize a baked product in fluid paste and pleasant taste.

CANESTRATO DI MOLITERNO I.G.P.

CANESTRATO DI MOLITERNO I.G.P.  Apri
Loc. MOLITERNO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
40 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Sarconi, Grumento Nova, San Chirico Raparo
The canestrato of Moliterno is a typical cheese of the Val d'Agri in Lucania, Basilicata. The name of the common Moliterno, in the province of Potenza, comes from the Latin molcretum which means place where you do the milk to indicate the area particularly suitable for the processing of milk and seasoning fomaggi. The name canestrato, however, owes its origin to the baskets, containers suitable where the curds are pressed by hand to make it compact.   The canestrato of Moliterno IGP has acquired the certification in 2010 which applies only to the aged in warehouses typical of the area of Moliterno, the correct terminology would be canestrato of Moliterno Seasoned in Fondaco IGP. The warehouses are warehouses made of brick, located at least 700 meters above sea level, with two openings to ensure proper ventilation and partially buried. The warehouses were used since ancient times as warehouses to store food and are still popular in the South of Italy. The specification also states that the canestrato of Moliterno, before being marketed, bears the imprinted mark instead focus on each form.

SPIAGGIA DI PUNTA SANTAVENERE

SPIAGGIA DI PUNTA SANTAVENERE  Apri
Loc. MARATEA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
13 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Acquafredda, Sapri, San Nicola Arcella
Punta Santavenere is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches of Basilicata. It looks like a real terrace overlooking the sea that seems set among the rocks of the coast. Very famous and impressive is the hotel that takes the name of this beach, the Hotel Santavenere. Nearby Amenities: -Hotel

WWF: OASI GROTTE DEL BUSSENTO

WWF: OASI GROTTE DEL BUSSENTO  Apri
Loc. MORIGERATI - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
34 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Sapri, Casalbuono, Acquafredda
  Brochure PDF
A canyon covered with lush vegetation to visit along a path that runs from the city center along a stream with springs, waterfalls , an old mill to the cave where we are witnessing the resurgence of underground river Bussento . The Oasis is located within a Site of Community Importance in the Municipality of Morigerati (Sa) . The area covers approximately 607 acres within the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano and is also in the list of World Geoparks . The Oasis of Morigerati is a geological site main for the relevant karst phenomenon . environment Within the National Park of Cilento - Vallo di Diano, is located in a canyon covered with lush vegetation where the river flows Bussento . The cave tem is only a piece of this oasis of nature protected and preserved . We have set up nature trails to give everyone the opportunity to see the environment and animals, which facilitates contact with nature The Oasis subsidiary of Bussento Caves of Morigerati consists of underground environment river gorges, river valley . The extension of 607 hectares. The vegetation at the bottom of the gorge is characterized by the presence of mosses and ferns and shrubs of alder and willow . On top of the valley to the north west , the forest is composed of holm oak, oak, ash, hornbeam , while on the opposite side is dominated by Mediterranean vegetation with euphorbia trees and mastic . In the clear waters of the river are trout, crayfish , river crabs and possno identify the signs of the passage of the otter . In the woods of oak you may encounter the traces of the elusive mammals such as porcupine, wild cat, wolf. Among the birds of prey stand out : kestrel, goshawk, black kite , red kite, and the equally impressive raven . The Oasis has a visitor center , a nature trail , picnic area and a stone mill .

CENTOLA

CENTOLA  Apri
Loc. CENTOLA SALERNO, ITALY - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from INTERNATIONAL
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 .

MOLITERNO

MOLITERNO  Apri
Loc. MOLITERNO POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
40 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Sarconi, Grumento Nova, San Chirico Raparo
Moliterno is built around its beautiful medieval castle , built in the late- Anjou . It is an impressive work consists of two towers that testify to the different rules in Basilicata region . Around the castle develops the historical center , with its quaint cobbled alleys and narrow uphill, on a parade of old stone houses and elegant palaces. Not far from the village , only 5 km, is the Oasis Natural Beechwood Forest, a reserve that holds within different species and specimens vital to the ecotem of the Agri Valley , Lucania area where is located the village . As the name already indicates , the Oasis is particularly rich in beech , trees, vegetation typical of the Apennines , but also has many maples, lindens , oaks , oaks , hornbeam blacks , oaks . From his view , the small village Lucan offers spectacular views , blending into a harmony of lights and shapes in the background of mountain valleys . Moliterno is located near the border with the Campania region and is part of the Montana Val d'Agri , with a territorial extension of about 97 square kilometers Its economy has always been a predominantly agricultural and pastoral , this has developed the ' important culinary heritage that distinguishes the town of Lucania, became famous for its production of pecorino cheese . A really small, but always active and strongly attached to their traditions , both evoke each year , through the many events sponsored by the local cultural associations , songs , dances and costumes of the past.

PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE

PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE  Apri
Loc. PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
41 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Grumento Nova, Sarconi, Moliterno
A trip Lucano Apennines between nature, history and art The National Park of Lucano Val d'Agri-Lagonegrese is a wide band of protected area entirely within the territory of Basilicata, the perimeter of which includes some of the highest peaks of the Apennines Lucano, closing fanned the upper valley of the Agri River. Located close to the National Parks of the Pollino and Cilento represents an area of connection and continuity environment. It 's the youngest National Park of Italy, established by Presidential Decree of 8 December 2007, whose considerable longitudinal extension makes it an area with a number of interesting habitats, ranging from dense beech woods of the hills, the characteristic white spruce , to the woodlands that alternate with pastures and meadows. The many cultivated areas are a sign of the strong presence of the human hand in this park that, as evidenced by the archaeological area of Grumentum and numerous religious sites, since antiquity presents itself as a wonderful crossroads of traditions, art and culture and faith.

PALINURO

PALINURO  Apri
Loc. CENTOLA - CAMPANIA  Navigatore
45 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  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 .

SPIAGGIA DI SANTA MARIA DEL CEDRO

SPIAGGIA DI SANTA MARIA DEL CEDRO  Apri
Loc. SANTA MARIA DEL CEDRO COSENZA, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
16 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Scalea, San Nicola Arcella, Papasidero
Santa Maria del Cedro is located in the plain of the Lao and circostritta rivers Abatemarco and Lao. It was developed thanks to the cultivation of cedar and tourism growing in the last few years. The beach of Santa Maria del Cedro, named for the characteristic production of cedar trees in the area, is largely composed of fine sand stretches alternating with gravel. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Hotels

GROTTA DELLE MERAVIGLIE

GROTTA DELLE MERAVIGLIE  Apri
Loc. MARATEA POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
13 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Acquafredda, Sapri, San Nicola Arcella
The Cave of Wonders , the only tourist cave of Basilicata , opens in the town of Maratea, in the hamlet of Marina di Maratea ( from which the name of Grotte di Marina di Maratea) Location in St. Joseph on the mountain slopes in the vicinity of the greenhouse Vallone 's Mantenia . Its entrance is located at an altitude of 76 meters above sea level . It was discovered in 1929 during construction work on the construction of the SS 18 of Calabria , just because the entrance is positioned at the side of the road SS 18 is extremely easy to reach by car, with easy parking . From the historical center of Maratea , take the road that leads to the sea to the intersection with highway 18 to take in the direction of Praia a Mare and after about 5 km you will reach the entrance of the cave , well segnalato.Proveniendo from Calabria Cave is about 6 kilometers from Castrocucco and one kilometer from Marina di Maratea, Maratea in the direction of the Historical Center. Coming from Campania Cave is located about 24 kilometers, always along the road 18 in the direction of Reggio Calabria. The cave is based on the Lower Cretaceous carbonate lithologies belonging to the complex of mountains and Giagola Gada carbonate concretions and presents the type stalatitico and stalagmite . The cave is formed along a fracture in the rock with water , due to physical and chemical action , has eroded the rock expanding more and more the fault . A cavity formed has triggered a reverse process with water instead of digging very slowly : in fact, calcium carbonate , filtered settles down in the form of small particles on the ceiling and on the floor of the cave environment , creating over time the stalactites and stalagmites. There is a large rate of karst in the area of the cave of Wonders and is well understood by the presence of other small caves.

AREA MARINA PROTETTA COSTA DEGLI INFRESCHI E DELLA MASSETA

AREA MARINA PROTETTA COSTA DEGLI INFRESCHI E DELLA MASSETA  Apri
Loc. SAN GIOVANNI A PIRO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
33 Km from INTERNATIONAL
  Area Camerota, Centola, Morigerati
From the Tower of Zancale Scario covers a stretch of coastline dall'incontenibile beauty characterized by a unique degree of environmental heterogeneity. Within a few miles of a coastline indented properly focus coves, caves, beaches, bays, springs underwater, all surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, olive groves and vineyards and precious endemic species such as Primula Palinuri. There are many examples of human settlements that make the area even more interesting, from the medieval towers up to the caves with prehistoric archaeological remains of Homo Camerotaensis. Not to mention the intangible traces or legends and stories that fill the Infreschi: famous shipwrecks like the one of a fleet of Emperor Octavian and the haunting song of the sirens. The protection and enhancement of this unique heritage led to the establishment of the marine protected area. Grotta Azzurra, Grotta del Noglio, Cala Bianca, Cave Infreschi, the pool of Icolelli, the Source of St. Catherine, the chapel of St. Lazarus, the beaches of Masseta, the botanical garden's natural Marcellino, only some of the stages to discover a veritable paradise on earth. Boat trips depart daily in the main tourist area.

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI MARATEA

SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI MARATEA  Apri
Loc. MARATEA POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
13 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 6 mt. a.s.l.  Area Acquafredda, Sapri, San Nicola Arcella
The beach of Maratea is characterized by the variety of its coast. The coastal landscape is characterized by the alternation of headlands overlooking the sea and stretches of fine sand. The sea is crystal clear and unpolluted. Definitely a place not to be missed is the cave of Marina in which there are stalactites and stalagmites. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Hotels

SPIAGGIA DI ACQUAFREDDA

SPIAGGIA DI ACQUAFREDDA  Apri
Loc. MARATEA POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
19 Km from INTERNATIONAL
Altitude: 29 mt. a.s.l.  Area Sapri, Maratea, Morigerati
The beach of Acquafredda rises at the extreme northern point of Maratea and is also known by the name of Portacquafridda. E 'characterized by cliffs and clear blue sea. Nearby is the Cave of the Gragone and the source of Portacquafridda. Nearby Amenities: -Bar -Restaurants -Hotels

Excursions and attractions in CALABRIA close to PRAIA A MARE San Nicola Arcella Scalea Papasidero: 'SPIAGGIA DI ARCOMAGNO'   'SPIAGGIA DI CASTROCUCCO'   'LIDO LA SECCA DI CASTROCUCCO'   'LAGONEGRO'   'SPIAGGIA DI SAN NICOLA ARCELLA'   'GROTTA DEL ROMITO'   'MASSICCIO DEL SIRINO'   'CASTELLO NORMANNO DI SCALEA'   'SPIAGGIA LA SECCA'   'CASALBUONO'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO'   'SPIAGGIA CALA BIANCA'   'CALAFICARRA'   'SPIAGGIA DELLE DUNE FOSSILI E DEL BUONDORMIRE'   'SPIAGGIA DI FIUMICELLO'   'FAGIOLO DI SARCONI IGP'   'CANESTRATO DI MOLITERNO I.G.P.'   'SPIAGGIA DI PUNTA SANTAVENERE'   'WWF: OASI GROTTE DEL BUSSENTO'   'CENTOLA'   'MOLITERNO'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'APPENNINO LUCANO VAL D'AGRI - LAGONEGRESE'   'PALINURO'   'SPIAGGIA DI SANTA MARIA DEL CEDRO'   'GROTTA DELLE MERAVIGLIE'   'AREA MARINA PROTETTA COSTA DEGLI INFRESCHI E DELLA MASSETA'   'SPIAGGIA DI MARINA DI MARATEA'   'SPIAGGIA DI ACQUAFREDDA'  

CALABRIA


Calabria is on the tip of the boot, the extreme south of Italy, lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts alternated to sandy beaches, the wild and mysterious nature, the strong and genuine flavours of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to admire both in winter and summer. Any wish can be fulfilled. Those who love nature, its scents and mysteries, can explore the Calabrian hinterland, discovering pure and unpolluted sceneries, where huge green belts alternate with blue lakes and falls. On the other hand, those who prefer basking in the warm rays of the sun and dive into a crystal-clear sea can choose from the many charming towns along the long Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts. Instead those who prefer to learn about the past of this region, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements, offers a wide choice of churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and places where age-long traditions still survive. The provinces of Calabria are: Catanzaro (regional capital), Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.