Cilento is the area where myths, legends, ancient philosophical schools and millennial traditions are connected with a natural landscape of rare beauty and a culinary wisdom, which is at the basis of the world-famous Mediterranean diet.
Wander the narrow medieval streets discovering old traditions and relax with locals for a coffee in a quiet town square. Experience authentic fishing villages close to sandy beaches, benefit from a relaxing sunbath and swim in crystalline waters. Cilento: a place in which ancient history and environment meet in an intriguing synthesis of culture, nature, and traditions.
  • ACTIVITY: Self-guided cultural & gourmet tour
  • NAME: Undiscovered Cilento
  • DURATION: 5 days/4 nights
  • GRADE: Easy
  • 2024 PRICES: To be defined according to the period required

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    Arrival on your own in Agropoli. From Naples you can easily take a direct train to Agropoli. (Private transfer from Naples on request). Our driver will wait for you at Agropoli Station to bring you in your Hotel located on the Cilento Coast; a place where myths, legends, and millennial traditions are strictly connected with a natural landscape of rare beauty. Explore, at your own pace, the captivating fishing village of S. Maria di Castellabate, enjoying the pleasure of the Italian dolce vita. Tonight you experience a dinner in a local restaurant not far from the hotel.
    Overnight: selected Hotel in S.Maria di Castellabate
    Meal: dinner
    After breakfast you reach by private transfer Paestum. Today you experience a mozzarella tasting at “ Tenuta Vannulo”, a water buffalo dairy that produces organic, raw–milk cheeses from its own herd of water buffaloes. The dairy offers gelato al latte di bufala, a delicious ice cream made from water buffalo milk. Then you visit one of the most precious archaeological gems of Italy, in The three Doric temples from the V century BC, among the best preserved of all of antiquity, are the marvels of this Archaeological Park, as they stand majestically on the plains in front of the sea: the Temple of Neptune, the Basilica and the temple of Ceres. After the archaeological visit transfer to the accommodation located on the Cilento Coast and time to relax on the beach of the village. Tonight you are free to dine in one of the several restaurants near the Hotel.
    Overnight: selected Hotel in S.Maria di Castellabate
    Meals: breakfast & light lunch
    Today we enjoy a lovely tour in the Cilento National Park visiting local producers of unique food specialties which are results of ancient Arab, Greek and Spanish influences. Cilento is the heartland of agriculture and famous throughout Italy for its produces. We enjoy an oil olive & wine tasting in a small local farms. The journey continues with a lovely visit of Acciaroli, famous for Hemingway’s visit in 1952. It is here that Ancel Keys, the American researcher from Minnesota University lived for about forty years, carrying out fundamental studies on human diet and sharing the typical Cilento daily life. The nutritional model in which Prof. Keys, the ultra centenarian who died just recently, discovered extraordinary healthy properties is the one traditionally followed in the Cilento area. Oil olive, tomatoes, vegetables, the base of the Mediterranean diet, were once the simplest products to grow and harvest. With time the healthy benefits were discovered.
    Return to the Hotel by private transfer.
    Overnight: selected Hotel in S.Maria di Castellabate
    Meals: breakfast, oil & wine tasting
    Today you enjoy a lovely boat tour (weather permitting) along the Cilento Coast including a fish lunch on the boat. Experience authentic fishing villages close to sandy beaches, benefit from a relaxing sunbath and swim in crystalline waters. Enjoy wonderful views from the blue sea against the backdrop of worn paths lined with olive groves and fruit orchards. Upon returning to S.Maria di Castellabate, the beach beckons you for an relaxing time prior to your evening’s farewell dinner.
    Overnight: selected Hotel in S.Maria di Castellabate
    Meal: lunch & dinner
    Your trip ends after breakfast with a private transfer to Agropoli Railway Station. From here you can easily reach by local train your next destination according to your final travel plan.
    Meal: breakfast
    • 4 nights in selected Hotel in S. Maria di Castellabate
    • 4 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners
    • 2 light lunches
    • 1 wine & oil tasting
    • Transfer from Agropoli Station to the Hotel on day 1
    • All the transfers according to the program from day 2 to day 4
    • Transfer from the Hotel to Agropoli Station on day 5
    • local assistance
    • Emergency phone number

    • Visas, Airfare & airport taxes
    • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
    • Tourist taxes to be paid locally
    • Drinks
    • Other meals not mentioned in “inclusions”
    • Public transportation (train, bus & ferry tickets) & entrance fees
    • Private transfer on day 4
    • Anything not mentioned in “inclusions”