Beyond The Cilento Coast

1st day - Arrival

Arrival of the group in Sorrento, check in to hotel, dinner and overnight.

2nd day - Padula and the Pertosa caves.

After breakfast departure for Padula. Visit of the Charterhouse of San Lorenzo, one of the largest in Italy. The monastry houses the largest Cloister in the world (12.000 sqm.) surrounded by 84 columns. Free time for lunch. Drive to Pertosa to visit the Caves of the Angel, who’s origin is from 35 million years ago and crossed by an underground river, the visit is made on boats built purposely .Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

3rd day - Cilento National park.

This day is dedicated to the visit of the Cilento National Park. Excursion on foot in the WWF oasis of Morigerati. The excursion follows a path rich of vegetation that leads to an underground burrow of 80 metres that follows the bed of the river Bussento. The walk in the oasis is approx.3,5 km and lasts approx. 4h30, there are no major difficulties along the path but there is a good inclination so the walk could become a little strenuous. Time to eat the packed lunch prepared by the hotel. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

4th day - Excursion by boat and ruins of Velia.

Breakfast at the hotel and short walk to the port of Palinuro for the visit of the sea caves. The silver cave, the blue cave, the monks’ cave, the pre-historic cave the
blood cave, the sulphur cave. In the afternoon visit of Velia, ancient Greek colony founded in 540 a.c., visit the archaeological park. Return to the hotel dinner and overnight.

5th day - Temples of Paestum and a “Buffalo” farm

Breakfast at hotel. Departure for a full day excursion to discover an important part of Magna Grecia: i templi di Paestum. Continuation of visit with the Museum preserving important artefacts found in the region. Continue to an important farm specializing in buffalo breeding and production of mozzarella. Tasting of farm’s products and visit with illustration of techniques for processing and storage of cheese. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight

6th day - Departure

After breakfast departure and end of services

Rates include:

  • Accomodation in 3/4 star Hotel in Palinuro
  • 5 nights in HB
  • Guide full day to Padula and Pertosa; Parco Cilento
  • Guide half day to Paestum; Velia
  • Boat excursion with tour escort
  • Tasting in farm
  • 1 packed lunch

Rates do not include:

  • Drinks
  • Luches
  • Entrance fees
  • Bus service
  • City taxes
  • All services not mentioned in rate include