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Cilento

This wonderful region, in the central and southern part of the Province of Salerno, between the gulfs of Salerno and Policastro, is steeped in mythology and legends and for thousands of years has inspired poets and singers. Here have been set the myths of Jason and the Argonauts and the Sirens of Ulysses.

Inhabited since the Paleolithic and already then crossroads of trade, it was colonized by the Greeks who founded Posidonia (Paestum) and Elea (Velia), the seat of "Eleatics", a school of pre-Socratic philosophers. Great and small events marked the later history, up to the "revolutions of the Cilento" against Francis I of Bourbon in 1828, to arrive today.

Traces, Memories, monuments, cultures, pathways related to this rich history are now preserved thanks to the National Park of Cilento, instituted on 1991 to protect the territory from building speculation and mass tourism; later the park is added to the Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO-MAB and becomes a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

The savage nature and the untouched environment of ancient innermost Cilento, mixed with the local culture, the local traditions, the local cookery, the sea villages along with a still healthy sea produces a charming mixture that everyone needs to taste.

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