Attractions

Top Choice Cave in Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Grotte di Castelcivita

The grottoes are fascinating otherworldly caves that date from prehistoric times: excavations have revealed that they were inhabited 42,000 years ago, making them the oldest known settlement in Europe. Don’t forget …
Top Choice Old Town in Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Teggiano

The ancient coil of streets that makes up Teggiano (population 8,100) comprise what is arguably the most dashing of park’s 80 villages. Grafted onto a rise with nary a modern edifice to blemish its beauty, the settl…
Monastery in Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Certosa di San Lorenzo

A giant among monasteries, even by Italian standards, the Certosa di San Lorenzo dates from 1306 and covers 250,000 sq metres. Numerologists can get a kick out of ticking off the supposed 320 rooms and halls, 2500m …
Ruins in Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Roscigno Vecchia

One understated element of Italy is its abandoned villages, little visited places, covered in weeds and heavy with an atmosphere that is both ghostly and romantic. A case in point is Roscigno Vecchia, a semi-ruined …
Cave in Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta

(Re)discovered in 1932, the Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta date back 35 million years. Used by the Greeks and Romans as places of worship, the caves burrow for some 2500m, with long underground passages and lofty grottoe…
Museum in Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

Museo Archeologico Provinciale della Lucania Occidentale

A modest collection of ancient artefacts, housed within the Certosa di San Lorenzo monastery.