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Cilento Coast Tour in Italy

Explore this great alternative to overcrowded Amalfi.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  Quiet, cultured, and ever-so-slightly rough around the edges, the Cilento Coast may not have the polish of its Amalfi neighbor—but... more »

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Points of Interest

Ensconced in the hills above Paestum is Il Cannito, a four-room bed-and-breakfast opened in 2006 by Anna Maria Barlotti Gorga, a fiftysomething chef from the area. Spread across two houses dating back to the 13th century, Il Cannito is stamped with that brand of pared-down, old-meets-new chic that graces the pages of glossy 12-pound Italian... More

Don’t let the inauspicious location—on a side street in this large modern resort town—deter you from experiencing some of the coast’s freshest seafood and best pizza.

Address:
31 Via Madonna del Carmine
Agropoli
Italy

Phone:
39-0974-843-036

This former 18th-century convent—recently made over by the Stein Group—has 29 simple, chic rooms and makes a nice base from which to explore the coast.

Address:
4 Via Carlo Mazzei
Maratea
Italy

Phone:
39-0973-876-139

4. Palazzo Belmonte

The Prince of Belmonte’s hotel (and primary residence) attracts a posh clientele, many of whom address the Prince of Belmonte as “Angelo”. The prince, whose faultlessly correct bearing is leavened by a sudden and contagious laugh, harbors a proud, protective fondness for this pristine corner of his world, which he is eager to share with his guests... More

Eat on the garden terrace, suspended almost a thousand feet above the sea in Castellabate.

Address:
5 Via San Biagio
Castellabate
Italy

Phone:
39-0974-967-291

Tenuta Vannulo is to mozzarella di bufala a bit what Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate are to Cabernet Sauvignon: artisanal, scarce, legendary. At 8 a.m., people are already queueing at the doors of the bottega for cheese made just two or three hours earlier. Next door, the café-yogurteria sells yogurt, pudding, ricotta, and gelato, all... More

7. U’ Mazzeno

The colorful osteria on the dirt road that leads to Punta Licosa serves delicious local favorites and organic fresh fish.

Address:
Via Provinciale
Castellabate
Italy

Phone:
39-0974-963-522