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Casal Velino, Italy

Casal Velino is the sister mountain town of Casal Velino Marina. It is a very small town high up on a mountain. There are some very good restaurants there and a bar with a view of the sea and Casal Velino Marina below. This town has only a few roads and then walkways that are narrow and steep sometimes leading to stairs. The people here have lived here all their lives. This town is in the Cliento National Forest.

Come walk with us in the YouTube video below.

– George

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Casal Velino Pictorial

Casual Velino has two parts:

  1. Casel Velino – the mountain city
  2. Casal Velino Marina – the beach town

Today we will look at the small mountain town. It’s in the province of Salerno, region of Campania. It is in the Client National Park. It has a population of only 5,000. Small roads lead up to this town. In the center is an old church a few bars and restaurants. Stairways lead up the mountain side almost hidden. They take you past the homes of Casel Velino. The people are friendly and the homes are very old.

In the center is a bar where you can eat outside with a million dollar view of the sea and beaches of Casel Velino Marina below. Have a coffee and sweet roll and then start your trek up the stairs. One of the areas most expensive restaurants is here, Locanda le Tre Sorrelle (three sisters). It is a restaurant and hotel with a beautiful pool.

The streets of Casel Velino:

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View of beach below

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Breakfast with a view

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Driving very narrow streets

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And some that can not be driven

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A local fixer upper

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Homes with gardens abound

Casal Velino is small and life is slow here. Come and enter this world, be part of it. Enjoy!

George & Jo Anne

 

 

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In the Mountains at Casal Velino Italy

Casal Velino is the old fortified mountain town for Casal Velino Marina (the beach town). When pirates came the residents would light fires on towers along the shoreline to warn the next town. Very quickly a hundred miles could be warned. Residents of the marina would then flee with their possessions to their mountain town.

Today Casal Velino Marina is a summer resort with great beaches but Casal Velino is a sleepy mountain town. This town is worth a stop and can easily be reached by car. There is parking in the town. In the parking lot is a bar. You can relax here inside or outside with a coffee, wine or beer and something to eat. From the main road, Via Roma which turns into Via Lippi, you can walk to an old church on off a small piazza. from here you can walk down into a residential area with gardens. You can go all the way down to Via Circumvallazione. Turn left and it will bring you back up to Via Lippi.

From the corner of Via Lippi and Piazza 23 Luglio there is a small street up a set of stairs called Via Giordano. This leads you into an old area of this city. It is residential. The roads are very narrow. Some are pedestrian only and others can be driven on by small cars.

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You can follow this all the way to the end of town. We met older lady that lived here all her life. She was concerned that so many of her neighbors were selling their homes.

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As we walked along this ancient road, we thought about the old times and the current times. We met several residents. We saw an old structure with an old set of stairs that were overgrown with weeds and grass.

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This city will take you back in time.

From the main road and parking area, there are wonderful views down to the sea and Casal Velino Marina.

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Tomorrow we will visit Castelnuovo Cilento, another small mountain town with its castle.

George & Jo Anne

 

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Bella Velina

We bought a place in Velina which is part of a town called Castelnuovo Cilento and also called Casal Velino. A little confusing on the names. It is in lower Campania about 1.5 hours south of Salerno and .5 hour from Agropoli. We have a great college town nearby called Vallo della lucania. Paestum is not far away and is a great Greek ruin. This area is very mountainous and has sea views everywhere. We fell in love with this area. In the summer it is full of European tourists. In the winter it is mostly just the locals. Each town comes alive in the morning and after 4pm. Cheese shops, clothing stores, bread stores, chocolate stores, pastry shops, banks, etc. The locals walk their town, talk and shop. Here are some pictures of the views:

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That’s the Life!

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The above picture is me sitting at a bar/cafe in Marina Casal Velino Italy (Campania). This is in Italy’s National Park, Cilento.

Italiano: Un tratto pedonale del lungomare di ...

Italiano: Un tratto pedonale del lungomare di Casal Velino Marina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Across the street is the beach and the mighty sea. This bar has free WiFi so it is a great place to rest, catch up on emails and Facebook while having a gelato (ice cream), Panini (sandwich) or a drink. The Coffee called Cafe´(espresso) is fantastic. The machines produce such a great cup of coffee that Italians always go to these bars in the morning for a cup.

Imagine relaxing with a glass of wine after a day of walking around, you are on WiFi but you keep looking out at the sea. Palm trees are everywhere. This is our beach. Life is to be enjoyed! So what are you waiting for? Romance and adventure await you.

George & Jo Anne

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