Imagine an adventure with horse back riding, hiking, camping, soft white sand beaches, nature or a hotel with sea views and great breakfast on or near the beach. This can be yours for a vacation in the Cilento National Forest of Campania, Italy. Campania is a region of Italy in the south with Naples at its northern border. It includes Capri, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi as well as the famous Amalfi coast. Cilento is at the southern part of this region below the Amalfi Coast.
Cilento has many of European visitors but few Americans. It is not well-known in America and should be. It has a large town on the northern edge of Cilento called Agropoli. Just north of this are ancient Greek ruins in better shape than those in Athens. This is the region that produces the world-famous Buffalo Mozzarella. There are too many small hill-top towns to count. Be adventuresome, choose some and just drive to them. Park and walk around. Have a coffee like an Italian in a bar or stop for lunch or dinner in a local trattoria. Try the local wine. Best of all observe the people, be friendly and communicate with them.
This area has ferries to Amalfi from Agropli and Casal Velino Marina. Take the ferry to Amalfi and from there you can take one to Salerno, Positano, Sorrento, Capri and Naples. Ferries don’t run that often so you will need to stay at least one night before returning to Cilento. There is also a local train that connects to Salerno and Naples. From there you can take a high-speed train anywhere in Europe. You will need a car as most places are a drivable distance away.
George & Jo Anne