Vietri - 4 mn

Famous for the production of ceramic features, which adorn all the main monuments of the village, since 1997 it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the entire Amalfi Coast. Composed of many hamlets that embrace the Lattari Mountains up to the small gulf, from the Marina of Vietri sul Mare, proceeding towards the Divine coast, beautiful and unspoiled beaches and hollows follow one another only by sea.

Cetara - 5 mn

Picturesque fishing village at the foot of Mount Falerio, with the XVI century tower that watches over the entrance to the narrow harbor. The coastal town is famous for its strong fishing tradition. Both for what concerns the famous tuna traps, that is the big boats that go away for weeks looking for tuna, and for trawling, aboard the cianciole, in search of anchovies, and of their dripping, typical product of the territory.

Amalfi - 9 mn

The ancient maritime republic, already flourishing in the IX century, was founded in Roman times. In 1343 a tsunami destroyed much of the city. Don't miss the Duomo, the church of Santa Maria a Piazza and the Sant'Andrea fountain. Furthermore, every year between the end of May and the beginning of June, the historical regatta of the ancient maritime republics takes place. In addition to artistic and cultural beauties, Amalfi is known throughout the world also for its particular lemons.

Positano - 16 mn

A splendid village perched on the side of a mountain, a holiday resort since the Roman Empire, as evidenced by the discovery of an imperial villa under the church of Santa Maria Assunta. Very long (and also cinematographic) the long staircases that from the height of the village reach the beach and the small port. From this characteristic village the Positano beach fashion takes its name, since the 60s an icon of the sweet Italian summer life and beyond.

Punta Campanella - 22 mn

Lush marine protected area, it is navigable only in zones B and C (with some precautions). The spectacle of its sheer rock walls and the intense blue color of its waters make it a unique spectacle. Punta Campanella, an ideal itinerary for trekking, is the natural passage that connects the Gulf of Salerno to the Sorrento peninsula. It is here that, it is said, Ulysses met the sirens. The Tyrrhenian Sea opens up in front of the marine area. The only nearby land is the island of Capri.

Capri - 26 mn

An elite resort since the time of Emperor Tiberius, who here had a sumptuous residence on the eastern side of the island. The island was already known by the Greeks, so much so that it was mentioned by Virgil in the Aeneid. A walk along the Tragara path, a look at the craft shops and a dip in the crystal clear water below the stacks are experiences that must be done at least once in a lifetime. And that explains well why ours is the "Bel Paese".

Procida - 40 mn

More intimate and less crowded than Ischia, she became famous in the world thanks to the film Il postino, with Massimo Troisi. In particular, the fishing village of Corricella is a place suspended in time that alone deserves a visit. The coasts in some parts are low and sandy, while in others they go down to the sea. Many bays and headlands have formed and provide shelter for sailors. Most of its coastal strip is part of the Kingdom of Neptune marine protected area.

Ischia - 41 mn

Great island of the Flegree archipelago, with an area of 46 square kilometers and six municipalities, visible from a long distance thanks to Mount Epomeo, which with its 788 meters of height always offers an excellent shelter in case of adverse weather. The island, seen from above, has a shape vaguely similar to a trapezoid. There are so many things to do and see in Ischia that we can only advise you to get a guide. In Greek, its original name means "island of potters".

Ventotene e Santo Stefano - 66 mn

An island a little less than three kilometers long but so full of attractions that it is a must for all boaters who sail in the area. Diving in its rich waters, with many Roman wrecks, is strongly recommended. As well as the visit to the island of Santo Stefano, which, together with Ventotene belongs to the archipelago of the Ponziane islands, with its ancient Bourbon prison immersed in a luxuriant nature. It was Ferdinando di Borbone, in 1700, who started building the area.

Ponza, Palmarola e Zannone - 87 mn

The three islands at close distance between each other are places of rare environmental beauty and of great historical richness. Among crystal-clear beaches, ancient Roman structures, protected marine areas and spectacular bays - where you can stay at night in a dreamlike atmosphere - these islands represent an irresistible attraction, even for famous people and crowned heads. Among the treasures of Ponza there are the Grotte di Pilato, caves from the Roman period at sea level.

By sea to the south

Agropoli - 19 mn

Surrounded by the greenery of the Cilento National Park, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, and by the crystal clear waters of its sea, Agropoli is one of the first pearls of the southern coast of Salerno. Rich in history, with its ancient village and the Angevin-Aragonese castle, and culinary traditions, with the typical pizza served in a wicker basket, Agropoli has among its natural treasures the picturesque bay of Trentova, which takes its name from the rock that faces.

Castellabate - 22 mn

From here begins the Cilento National Park, a place of great scenic, historical and environmental wealth. In particular, the ancient part of this village, namely the "Castello dell'abate", has kept its appearance almost unchanged over the decades, becoming the natural set of many film productions, including the box office champion Benvenuti al sud. The coast of the marine districts Santa Maria and San Marco, a very popular tourist destination, are both evocative and modern.

Punta Licosa - 23 mn

In Greek his name means "white". Like Leucosia, one of the three sirens that Ulysses met during his journey. Today Punta Licosa is the natural end that closes the Gulf of Salerno. In addition to an earthly part, with paths and naturalistic itineraries, Licosa also has a small island of the same name, whose center is the lighthouse historically dedicated to sailors. The underwater landscape of Punta Licosa has many specimens similar to those typical of the coral reef.

Acciaroli - 32 mn

Characteristic port and enchanting beaches, with crystal clear water certified by the 5 sails of Legambiente and the blue flag for beach cleaning. A lifestyle far from the frenzy of modernity, for a memorable holiday experience. The seaside village of Acciaroli, which falls within the territory of the municipality of Pollica, is close to another small town, that of Pioppi. The two countries are considered the cradle where the Mediterranean diet was born.

Palinuro - 42 mn

Place of incredible scenic beauty, both for the green of its slopes and for the many caves on the water and submerged, which make the area a real paradise for lovers of water sports. Among the magical underwater ravines with unrepeatable views, there is the famous Blue Grotto, the largest of the many caves that can be visited, characterized by the intense and crystalline color of the waters. Its name derives from that of Palinuro, the legendary helmsman of Enea's fleet.

Marina di Camerota - 52 mn

Last town on the Cilento coast has beautiful beaches nearby, a fairly equipped port and a quiet and relaxed lifestyle, oriented to the pleasures of the table and leisure. The town owes its name to Ferdinando di Borbone. Among its natural beauties stands the Cala Bianca. This beach that takes its name from the white sand mixed with small pebbles that form the beach, in 2013, was declared by Legambiente the most beautiful in Italy.

Maratea - 67 mn

It is a colorful and suggestive mosaic of fractions with very different landscapes, ending in the only coastal part of the entire provincial territory of Potenza. From Monte San Biagio, on whose peak the famous statue of the Redentore stands out, up to the fascinating glimpse of the sea of the coastal hamlets. For a total of over 30 kilometers between sheer cliffs and beaches, with an unforgettable view, which make Maratea the "Pearl of the Tyrrhenian".

Isole Eolie - 112 mn

Stromboli, Panarea, Salina, Lipari, Vulcano and then further west, in solitude, Alicudi and Filicudi. The archipelago, in the province of Messina, takes its name from the god of the winds, Eolo, who was able to predict the climatic conditions of the island of Lipari, where he lived, simply by observing the shape of the clouds. Because of his power he was praised by the local population, formed by fishermen. They are one of the most sought-after stages of marine tourism for all generations.

Tropea - 127 mn

Legend has it that Ercole was the founder of this town in the province of Vibo Valentia, on his return from Spain. Today the Calabrian village is one of the protected treasures of the Unesco Tropea-Costa degli Dei club. Tropea rises on another tufa promontory, which falls sheer to the sea from the unmistakable crystalline waters. In addition to the "wild" scenic beauty, Tropea also boasts a strong culinary tradition, with the famous red onion.

By the coast

Ravello - 29 km

Coastal stretch famous throughout the world for its amazing scenic beauty, home to renowned tourist settlements. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it was once the crossroads of celebrities of art, literature and world music who stayed there, even for short periods. Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini stopped for some time in the coastal town, fascinated by the viewpoint overlooking the Gulf of Divina.

Paestum - 32 km

Ancient city of Magna Graecia called by the founders Poseidonia in honor of the god of the sea, Poseidon. Its inhabited area is still today enclosed by the ancient Greek walls. The temple of Athena, which dates back to 500 BC, is a monument among the best preserved in southern Italy. At every corner of the wall, there is still a symbol of the ancient city: from the Sirena gate to the Giustizia gate, passing through the Marina gate, which faces west and the Golden one, on the north side, almost completely destroyed.

Parco Nazionale del Cilento - 55 km

Newly formed national park (1991) has a surface area of 180,000 hectares. Since 1998 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the archaeological sites of Paestum, Velia and Padula. The park is home to around 1,800 plant species and 25 different habitats in which over 600 animal species live, including the last examples of golden eagle present in Italy. Since 1997 it has been a biosphere reserve. In 2010 it is the first park in Italy to become a Geopark.

Pompei ed Ercolano - 40 km

The two Roman towns that in 79 AD they remained buried by over 5 meters of ash and lapilli generated by a violent eruption of Vesuvius, causing the instant death of the entire population, today they host one of the most suggestive archaeological sites on the planet, which, in 1997, was declared a World Heritage Site UNESCO. The Golden Mile is famous, namely the stretch of Corso Resina, in Herculaneum, which leads to Torre del Greco, due to the historic villas that surround it.

Napoli - 62 km

A real open-air museum, made of history, popular and gastronomic traditions, faith and culture. All wrapped in the unmistakable scent of the Gulf of Naples and its typical products. A city with a thousand tourist itineraries. Whether through the narrow streets of the historic center, crowded at Christmas due to the workshops of handmade nativity scenes, or underground, thanks to the Naples underground route, to the discovery of the ancient city. A must for those who want to get to know the soul of southern Italy.