What to do in Cilento: Beaches, Food and Attractions
Cilento, located in the Campania region of southern Italy, is a hidden gem offering a perfect combination of breathtaking natural beauty, pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage and delicious traditional cuisine.
Here's what you can't miss!
Cilento boasts some of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the region. One of the main attractions is the beach of Acciaroli, with its crystal-clear waters and characteristic fishing port. Here you can relax on the golden sand, take a refreshing swim or explore the surrounding fishing village.
Another unmissable beach is Palinuro, famous for its sea caves. Grab a boat and take an exciting tour to explore the natural wonders of the Palinuro caves, including the famous Blue Grotte. The beach at Marina di Camerota is another must-see, with its transparent waters and sheer cliffs.
Traditional Cilento food:
Cilento cuisine is a veritable riot of authentic flavours and fresh ingredients from the land and sea. One of the most famous specialities is freshly caught fish, which you can enjoy in local restaurants along the coast. Try the stuffed squid, mussels alla marinara or the famous squid and potatoes.
Don't forget to try the mozzarella of bufala, locally produced from the milk of buffalo raised in the region. This creamy and tasty mozzarella is an absolute must for cheese lovers.
Cultural and natural attractions:
In addition to its coastal beauty, the Cilento is rich in fascinating cultural and natural attractions. A must-see is the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore its scenic trails, admire the unique flora and fauna and visit ancient archaeological sites, such as the city of Paestum with its well-preserved temples.
For an authentic experience, visit one of Cilento's picturesque medieval villages, such as Castellabate.
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