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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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Useful Transit App

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I loaded a very useful app on my iPhone called “Transit”. It allows you to enter a start city and destination city. They can be small towns or large ones. It gets you to the nearest rail, bus or metro line then plots which lines to take to get close to your destination. Finally it tells you how far you are from the destination. I did Rome Airport at Fiumicino to Velina in Campania Italy. I entered FCO, the airport call letters for Rome Fiumicino as the start and Velina, Italy as the destination. It provide 3 alternative routes. The first was:

  1. Walk to train FL1 at Fiumicino Airport
  2. Take train FL1 to Tiburtina station in Rome
  3. Walk 2 mins to train to Ascea
  4. Take train to Ascea (6 stops)
  5. Take local transportation like a taxi 9 km (12 mins) to Velina

Total time 5 hr and 33 mins 348 km.

These apps can be a life saver in getting around Europe or from a major city to a small city you want to see.

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