Paestum is home to a museum and three magnificent Doric temples, believed to be dedicated to the city of the same name Poseidon (known to the Romans as Neptune), Hera and Ceres. The excavations of Velia for the Romans or Elea for the Greeks represent one of the jewels of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park.
Located in the Alburni Mountains, the Pertosa-Auletta Caves are one of the focal geosites of the "Cilento" Geopark and have two uniqueness: they are the only caves in Italy where it is possible to navigate an underground river, the Negro; but they are also the only ones in Europe to preserve the remains of a pile-dwelling village dating back to the second millennium BC.
Dare to fly and let yourself be caressed by a gust of wind and the hiss of the pulley that glides on the steel cable and live day and night a unique emotion of its kind, immersed in unspoiled nature, as well as admiring sunsets and 360 panoramas degrees where you can contemplate the Gulf of Salerno, the Amalfi Coast, the Island of Capri, the archaeological area and the splendid waters of the sea of Paestum and the Cilento Coast.
The beautiful Certosa of San Lorenzo in Padula makes the Municipality of Padula the main destination for religious tourism in Campania as well as being among the most evocative monuments of the Italian artistic heritage. The architectural style is almost predominantly Baroque, in fact there are very few surviving fourteenth-century traces. The complex has about 350 rooms and occupies an area of 51,500 m² of which 15,000 are occupied only by the cloister, the largest in the world. The Certosa di San Lorenzo, thanks to its vast extension, is second only to the Certosa di Grenoble in France.
The city of Castellabate is located on a hill overlooking the wide coastal strip between Punta Licosa and the Tresino Promontory. The name of the municipality recalls that the fortified village was built on the initiative of the abbot of Cava de Tirreni, Costabile Gentilcore, who requested authorization from the sovereign in 1123, to defend above all the important commercial ports of Licosa, San Marco and Santa Maria.
Agropoli, the "Upper Town" of the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park, is a splendid tourist resort south of Salerno. The crystal blue "Blue Flag" sea, the protected nature of the UNESCO heritage, the thousand-year history, the culture, the sport, the flavors, the authentic ones of the Mediterranean Diet, a UNESCO heritage, make Agropoli an enchanting place to live all year round.
The municipality of Roscigno is divided between Roscigno Vecchia and Roscigno Nuova, further downstream. Its history dates back to around the year 1000, when it was born as a village dedicated to agriculture. The historic center of Roscigno Vecchia is located on a hill, to defend itself, at the time, from possible attacks from the sea. Today, only abandoned houses remain of this historic center, and only one inhabitant: Giuseppe Spagnuolo.
Located in the heart of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, within a SIC area (Site of Community Importance) of 3,024 hectares which includes a large part of the Alento river, Oasi River Alento, is a large naturalistic park that offers a wide range of tourist services. Overall there is an earth dam which, barring the course of the river, creates an artificial lake of about 1.7 sq km. Along the right bank of the water course, the naturalistic oasis develops, consisting of ponds of important ecological value, which has the purpose of contributing to safeguarding the wealth of biodiversity through conservation activities. For years, the integrity of the natural habitat of the Oasis has been an original attraction for families, schools and sportsmen.
The waterfall takes its name from the maidenhair plant, a type of fern very common in the whole area. It is certainly the best known attraction even if in the whole territory there are multiple points of interest from a naturalistic and historical point of view.
The Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park is a crossroads of many ancient paths and represents, along the southern Apennines, an important node in the national hiking network. Walking along the ancient itineraries that lead to the most suggestive places of the park, between panoramas and landscapes that range from the sea, to the hill and the mountain, the uncontaminated nature of this protected area enchants and seduces.