It is a small medieval village in the Cilentan hinterland. The urban settlement dates back to the ninth century following the abandonment of Velia by its inhabitants who settled here. At the beginning of the sixteenth century it passed under the jurisdiction of the Knights of Malta and was called St. John of Rhodes or Rhodius, as the first nucleus of the village stood around a church dedicated to this saint. Crossing the nineteenth-century portal you reach the square principal (Piazza Vittoria), site of the Sanctuary of S. Agnello Abbot, protector of the village. It seems that the building dates back to the fifteenth century, although it has undergone numerous restorations that today make it a small jewel given the polychrome that characterizes its walls. Another building of considerable importance is the Baronial Palace, built in the second half of the seventeenth century from the Basilio family, Baroni di Mandia and Rodio. the structure incorporates a medieval tower with the characteristic shelves.Prepectacular walks through the characteristic lanes of the town, and in the nature surrounding this small village, consisting of chestnut trees and olive trees centuries old and home to the main animals of the Cilento fauna (wild boars, foxes ).
A country whose character is still typically medieval today with its castle in the center and a small crowd of houses to crown it. The small town is a fine example of Baroque art. This is testified by the various noble palaces and religious structures such as the Chiesa Madre with its precious paintings. In addition to the castle are also Palazzo Mandina, Palazzo Francia, the ruins of the Franciscan Convent of 1522 and the majestic Church of S.S.Apostoli Peter and Paul, full of remarkable works including the picture with the image of St. Francis.
is a small, cozy and characteristic seaside village where it is still possible to savor the taste of ancient and where you can buy freshly caught fish. To visit the small port and the seaside village where Hemingway is said to have met the sailor who inspired his character of the Old and the Sea. In addition to the marina, the town is characterized by the presence on the sea of the Church of the Annunciation, which today is very remodeled but whose origins date back to the twelfth century. The Norman Tower is a defense tower of the twelfth century. with a square plan, subsequently restructured numerous times. Among military fortifications, beautiful inlets, enchanting beaches often uncrowded even in summer, rich sea beds and fragrant stretches of Mediterranean scrub, along the coast is a real pleasure.
Known to most for being the "Welcome to the South" film set, Castellabate is a town famous internationally for its huge historical-archaeological heritage, its beautiful gulf and long golden beaches.
The historical center, which rises around the Abbot's castle, from which the name of the village derives. The walls of the fortress, with the 4 round corner towers placed to protect the cardinal points, contained inside houses, warehouses, ovens and cisterns . From the fortress you can quickly reach the Basilica of Santa Maria de Giulia, whose 16th century façade is flanked by a bell tower modulated on four floors.
The historic center of Castellabate, included in the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, is recognized by UNESCO as "World Heritage"
Medieval village of San Severino di Centola
Ancient village of medieval origin, perched on top of the steep slopes of the mountain overlooking the valley of Mingardo, abandoned in the last century, has recently been enhanced. The ancient settlement located on a hill overlooking the Mingardo valley is divided into two parts by the saddle form of the summit. On the one hand, in fact, we find the area of the castle and the church, to and from the other, the area of civil homes.