How to reach us

BY PLANE: Aereoporto Napoli-Capodichino, then by train on Salerno-Reggio Calabria railway

BY TRAIN: Salerno-Reggio Calabria, Agropoli or Capaccio-Paestum station.

BY CAR: highway A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria, exit Battipaglia or Eboli, route S.S. 18 exit Paestum and continue for Ogliastro Cilento.

Contrada Chiusulelle - Eredita
Ogliastro Cilento (SA) - Tel 0974 833 211
Cell. +39 338 8787529 - +39 335 8746249
  • Castelcivita
  • Costiera Cilentana
  • Agropoli
  • Paestum
  • Hera Argiva
  • Novi Velia
  • Palinuro
  • Certosa di Padula
  • Napoli
  • Capodimonte
  • Ercolano
  • Pompei
  • Caserta
  • Costiera Amalfitana
  • Capri
  • Ischia
  • Salerno

The Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is the  result of the combination between nature and man, it falls into the category of evolutionary landscapes, being the result of historical , social, economic, artistic events.  Obtaining  its current "form" in association and response to its natural environment. The Cilento area is in a complex biogeographic system rich of unspoilt nature and rare plants and animals, are set among the Greek cities and ancient towns, majestic terraced olive groves overlooking the sea, old-growth abbeys, castles and country houses, majestic forests carefully cared for by the man's hand, caves and caverns where still lingers the presence of our Paleolithic ancestors. Still today, it remains a living landscape,  able to maintain an active role in contemporary society, and at the same time of preserving the traditional features that have generated it in the organization of the territory, in the paths, in the structure of crops and settlement system. As natural species in the geographical areas, so different people have found in these places the contact point, the intersections and fusion, the enrichment of genetic heritage. In Cilento sea and mountain, Atlantic and East, northern and African culture meet and mix. The territory melts peoples and civilizations and preserves traces in its distinctive characteristics: the nature, cultural, archaeological, architectural heritage, spatial Territorial steeped in medieval elements, the living word traditions. Located in the center of the Mediterranean it is therefore the park for excellence because of this sea embodies what is the deepest spirit: richness in biodiversity, the environmental penetration, the synthesis of the history of people and civilizations.


The floristic population of the park is probably made ​​up of about 1,800 different species of spontaneous native plants. Among them about 10% are of considerable phytogeographical importance being endemic and / or rare. The best known of these species, and perhaps even the most important, is the Palinuro Primrose (Primula palinuri), symbol of the park, a paleoendemica specie whose diffusion is extremely localized. On the beaches, between the sand, it is still present the rare sea lily (Pancratium maritimum), the coastal area is permeated by olive groves, while at the top and in the coast there are the oaks that solitary and ancient seem to look after the cultivation, now in a compact formation together with maple, linden, elm, ash and chestnut trees. And still over the top you can find the beech that cover and protect the mountains


The fauna of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is very different because of the wide variety of environments in the area. On the peaks, on the prairies of altitude and on mountain cliffs are common the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and its favourite prey: the rock partridge (Alectoris graeca) and the Apennine hare (Lepus corsicanus). Among the rich birdlife of the beech forests the most typical species are the black woodpecker (Drycopus martius), nuthatches (Sitta europaea). On the tall trees also live mammals such as the dormouse (glis Myoxus) or Quercino (Eliomys quercinus). It is very rich also the fauna of rivers where with no doubt dominates the population of otters (Lutra Lotra), perhaps the richest of Italy.


The Cilento area is protected within the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano and protected by UNESCO as "World Heritage".

Ogliastro The name seems to be attributed to the medieval Latin word Oleastrum, that is wild olive. The first mention of Oleastrum is in a document of 1059. Ogliastro was part of the state of Agropoli, ecclesiastical feud of pestano bishops, which followed the various vicissitudes until 1556. As a result of a big number of passages from one family to another (Bonito, de Clario, Altomare, de Conciliis), brought the estate in 1741 to the family of Stephen, with the title of Marquis.

Eredita The first new of Eredita comes back to a document of 1103, because of the finding of a Locus Heredita vocatur. Some recent findings, such as tombs, date back the first settlement to the fourth century BC, during the Lucania period.

Velia: The ancient seat of the Eleatic School, home of the philosophers Parmenides and Zeno (VI-V BC), surprises visitors with its majestic walls and the imposing "Porta Rosa" (IV BC). Close to Velia, under it, there is Ascea beach,  a natural show for its crystal clear waters. The nearby sanctuary of Monte Sacro, however, calms the spirit in the silence of the woods.

Agropoli Described by the poet Ungaretti, the town of Agropoli is situated on a high promontory on the sea, which dominates the coastline and the green hills behind. The Byzantine castle and the medieval village is the ideal setting for a romantic walk or a visit to the characteristic local shops.

Castellabate The streets of the medieval town lead to the majestic Castle of the abbot, St. Costabile Gentilcore, founded in the twelfth century. From the high ground on which it stands, you can see along the coast of Santa Maria, the lush vegetation of the oasis of Licosa and the crystal clear waters of Acciaroli.

Paestum was founded in the sixth century. BC, the charming Greek city breathes the fragrance of the famous roses, the only ones to bloom twice a year. The integrity of the temples, the richness of the museum and the rarity of the objects (the slab of the Tomb of the Diver) give to the Poseidonia a timeless splendor.

Padula The majestic Certosa di San Lorenzo (dating back to the fourteenth century.) defies time with the purity of its architecture. Every century has enriched the Certosa, making of it a real "art gallery": the Church from the Renaissance portal, the Sala del Capitolo, the Chapel of the Treasury, the precious Library, the elliptical Staircase and the suggestive garden of Clausura.

Deserving to be visited also the city of Salerno and the equally famous Amalfi Coast, which are just at few km from Cilento and even less distant from the town of Agropoli, well connected by the railway network.


Implementazione Computer Genesi - Foto Marisa Sica