Sweet and rugged, the Cilento region
The Cilento region is a land of sweet hills, covered with expanses of olive trees that reflect in the blue water of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The nature of this land can also be rugged thanks to its lively streams, moonlike appearance, chestnut and holm-oak forests, and all the villages perched on rocky cliffs or nestled close to the sea. But it’s the coastline that’s a real natural masterpiece: crystal-clear sea, golden beaches, imposing cliffs, wild caves, and enchanting bays. One of the most beautiful caves is the “Grotta Azzurra”, or Blue Grotto. It takes its name from the colour of the water, which adopts various hues depending on the intensity of the light. Each cave is unique and features fossils, unique rock colorations, and sulphurous gases.
A colour palette
As well as the sea, take the chance to explore the inland. If you love hiking, you can explore the cape on foot, wandering through centuries-old pinewoods filled with the perfumes of the Mediterranean maquis, along paths that take you to ancient towers and places where nature awaits you in its wildest, most intimate form. Nature lovers will be fascinated by the Dianthus rupicola carnation and the evergreen candytuft, while the typical flower is the Primula Palinuri, a golden-yellow bloom with green rosettes of leathery leaves that sprouts from fissures in the cliffs overhanging the sea.
The thousand facets of the Cilento region
Do you want to discover the Cilento region in its entirety? From archaeological sites to natural parks, from boat trips to bike tours.