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CILENTO APARTMENTS

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Number of people: 2/3/4/5/6

Location

These apartments are situated on the long strip of a beach lined with pinewood, and they offer a beatiful panoramic view of the Cilento coast. Marina di Casalvelino lies down on the vast plain of the Alento river surrounded by the wide Velia gulf and the Stella and Gelbison mountains. Lifting softly Your eyes it is possible to see the suggestive ruins of the ancient Elea ( well known as Velia by Romans) , only 2 km away from the little town. A tower rises on the top of a hill and looks over the port and the beach, which is sandy on one side and rocky on the other. From the touristic port of Marina di Casalvelino it is possible to take part every day to many guided excursions to the caves of Capo Palinuro, Punta Licosa, bay of the Infreschi and to the famous isle of Capri. Everything contributes to make Your stay peaceful in this spot of the Cilento coast where every little thing has still kept natural and where the presence of the sea, with a particular mild climate and a good touristic organization create an oasis of unforgettable peace.

Description

Our apartments are provided with many comforts: wide terraces, private parking, TV colour, large garden; all of them are of recent construction, completely furnished and ventilated. The apartments can give hospitality from two to six people. And much more can make Your stay relaxing and pleasant.

The apartments are composed of: a living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, terrace, garden.

Amenities

Important facilities (such as pharmacy, supermarket, turistic port, petrol station, bank etc.) are easily reachable on foot in a few minutes. The distance from the sea is 100 mt.

More Information about Cilento area

Cilento area is located in the Southern part of Campania region and it is very fascinating because it was inhabited by ancient civilizations like Greeks and Romans. In particular way, Paestum is one of the most interesting ruins in the so called “Magna Grecia” (the Southern Italy in Greek times). It was founded by Greeks during the VII century b.C. and still nowadays three magnificent temples in very good condition rise in the Paestum plain. A little bit more in the south, Agropoli is interesting too. It was founded by the Byzantines in medieval times on the top of a promontory from where it is possible to admire the whole gulf of Salerno. This town has still a medieval castle surrounded by the ancient part of the center. Worthy of note is the ceramics of Agropoli, which is as beautiful as that one of Vietri sul Mare.

From Agropoli, then, the National Road 267 takes to the town of Castellabate. It is located on the top of a hill surrounding a castle (dating back to the XI century), and it is very particular because plenty of arches rise above the streets. Nearby, there are the seaside resorts of Santa Maria and San Marco. Not so far there is the town of Acciaroli, where famous personalities went on holiday: in particular the writer Hemingway. The early information about this town dates back to the XII century: in the same century the church of Annunziata was built. Beyond Marina di Casal Velino, in the alluvial plain of the Alento river, You can find the very interesting ruins of Velia, which was founded by Greeks during the VI century b.C. This town was famous in ancient times for its metaphysical philosophy: there Parmenides and Zeno founded the so called “Eleatic School”. In the excavations of Velia worthy of note is “Porta Rosa”. Another place to visit in the Cilento area is the town of Palinuro. In the Aeneid Virgil wrote that the brave Palinuro, the pilot of the Aeneas’ ship, was buried there and that promontory was dedicated to him. The coast is high and a lot of caves along the littoral attract plenty of visitors.

NATIONAL PARK OF CILENTO

The Consulting Committee on the UNESCO MAB (Man and Biosphere) Biosphere Reserve Program, in the meeting that took place in Paris on June 9-10 1997, included The National Park of Cilento and Vallo of Diano in the prestigious network of the Biosphere Reserve. The aim is to preserve the balance, durable in time, between Man and his Environment through the conservation of the biological diversities, the promotion of economic development and the protection of the linked cultural values. This park covers the area from the Tyrrhenian coast of Salerno province to the Appennines of Campania and Basilicata, including the Alburni, Cervati, Gelbison, Bulgheria and Stella mountains. During the prehistoric period, and also in the Middle Ages, the Cilento region has represented as a key route for cultural and commercial communications in an extraordinary way between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, in the central Mediterranean region. The presence of the primitive man in this area is proved by the presence of " tools " either in the coastal caves between Palinuro and Scario, or in internal ones on the mountains (Caves of Castelcivita), and in the Vallo of Diano (Caves of the Angel, Pertosa). And it is through these ancient paths that probably began the big adventure of the first communities that established contacts with the people of the sea and with those of the Apennines. The evidences are in the funeral outfits of the local “Culture of the Gaudo”.

This area is very interesting for the flora too, which covers about 1800 different species of spontaneous autochthonous plants. Among them about 10% have notable phyto-geographic importance being endemic and/or rare. The most well known of these species, and the most important is “Primula of Palinuro” (Primula Palinuri), symbol of the Park. On the beaches it is still present the more and more rare “Sea Lily” (Pancratium maritimum).

As regards the fauna of the National Park of Cilento, in sites with clearer water rich of oxygen it is possible to find the Trout (salmo macrostigma) and the water Blackbird (Cinclus cinclus).Among the rocky gorges the rare Harrier Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) rapacious of big dimensions which hunts reptiles of the dry areas.

HOW TO REACH CASALVELINO MARINA

BY CAR

If You drive along the highway A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria, take the exit Battipaglia or Eboli. Then take the National Road 18 towards Agropoli or Vallo della Lucania and exit at Vallo Scalo (7 Km away from Casalvelino Marina).

BY TRAIN

If you are travelling Italy by train you should end up at one this two railway stations: either ASCEA 5 Km away or VALLO della LUCANIA/CASTELNUOVO 7 Km away. You can find detailed information (timetable, prices) on the website of the national railways company, Ferrovie Dello Stato, http://www.trenitalia.com

NEAREST AIRPORT:

Naples International Airport Flight information: +39.081.7896259 call center: 848.888777 call centre (mobile phones): 081.7515371/471 info@gesac.it