At only 400 metres of distance you can find the entrance of the ruins of Posidonia, founded by greeks in the sixth century BC and became in the third century a latin colony under the name of Paestum. It retained the name until the third Century BC when the Romans gained control and renamed the area Paestum, the name that it still goes by today. Paestum is now considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Magna Graecia, thanks to the presence of the three large Doric Temples located within the mighty city walls: the amphitheatre, the forum and the Archeological Museum, which features the finest examples of Greek tomb paintings, and the famous Tomb of the Diver. Among Paestum’s remarkable historical sites, also lies a sandy coastline which stretches for 15 miles. This beach is visited every year by vacationers who come to Paestum in appreciation for the white beaches and clean sea.
Every first Sunday of the month you can join the guided tour of the path that starts from the ancient city, passing trough Porta Marina and the pine forest, and ends at the sea. You can take the ticket at the museum, don't lose it, it's free!
The farm Barlotti is far less then 1 km from the Villa. It Borns at the beginning of the 20th century, is one of the oldest production realities of the Sele plain. You can book a guided tour in the farm to see the transformation of buffalo milk in mozzarella cheese; or you can delight your palate with the flavors of cheese, yogurt and ice cream. For more information, visit: http://www.barlotti.it
Agropoli and Castellabate
The Cilento Coast
To the south of Paestum is the beginning of the Cilento Coast in which many medieval cities are located. In Agropoli, a city situated near Paestum, you will find a magnificent castle overlooking the city with a spectacular view of the sea and its marina. Nearby, you can also visit Castellabate, a noteworthy seaside resort of the Cilento Coast. At the foot of Castellabate’s medieval village, between Punta Licosa and Punta Tresino, extends a marine protected area with long sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs amidst an enchanted sea.
Tour and tasting in Marino Wine farm
Chosen by our sommelier, appreciated by our guests, the wine company Marino is ideal for the wine lovers. Founded in 1977, today the farm is one of the most authentic expressions of Cilento, with a strong tradition and constantly committed to the enhancement of the best local wines of Campania. You can book a visit to the exclusive wineries, walk through the vineyards and taste the DOP wines Marino . In every meeting, the guests will be guided professionally by the Marino family, able to expand their knowledge on the world of wine.
To admire a 360° the beauties of Cilento, you can "fly", thanks to a harness anchored to a steel cable that connects to 1,500 meters in length the two most beautiful points in Trentinara. With "Cilento in Volo" the brave can fly between the mountains, for about a minute and half, and enjoy the beauty of an area that preserves some spectacular natural landscapes.
Cilento Outlet Village
Don't lose the habit ... go shopping!
The Cilento Outlet Village is located on SS18 variant (SP430), km 79 + 250, at 6 km from the exit of Battipaglia on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria. It is a citadel of shopping, with pedestrian streets and ample free parking, there are numerous factory outlets of important Italian and international known brands. Read more on: http://www.cilentooutlet.com/
Less than 40 km from Paestum, at the right side of the river Calore, there is one of the largest speleological landscape of southern Italy (4800 m long); it is a complex of caves particularly rich in stalactites and stalagmites of a thousand shapes. Details on: http://www.grottedicastelcivita.com
Pompeii and Herculaneum
The archeological Area
In about one hour you can reach, to the north, Pompeii and Herculaneum. The remains of these two cities are well preserved thanks to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii is the largest and Herculaneum, at the distance of 10 km of Pompeii, is the littlest (for this reason you can visit both in the same day). Vesuvius is an active volcano, but as the last eruption dates back to 1944, for this reason you can visit it safely by taking the shuttle that will conduce you about till the summit.