The location of the Hotel allows you to easily reach, even by train and bus, some of the most beautiful areas of Italy such as Capri, Ischia, the Amalfi Coast, the Cilento Coast, Salerno, Pompeii, Naples, Herculaneum, Sorrento, Vesuvius, Velia Elea , Pertosa Caves, Castelcivita Caves, Certosa di Padula, Parco del Cilento and Vallo di Diano, the mountains of the hinterland, such as Laceno where in winter it is possible to ski - 60 km), rich in forests and characteristic villages and the marine nature reserve Punta Campanella.From the Port of Salerno or the port of Agropoli, which is a few kilometers from the hotel, you can take advantage of the METRO 'DEL MARE which quickly reaches the Amalfi coast, the Cilento coast and Capri. Shuttle service to the Archaeological Area. Visit to a dairy farm in the Paestum plain to see the breeding of buffaloes and the production of the famous mozzarella, with tasting of home-made products.
The Greeks pushed by the narrowness of their soil founded colonies along the coasts of Asia Minor and the Mediterranean. The colonies along the coasts of southern Italy such as Sibari, Agrigento Velia and Paestum, designated as 'Magna Graecia'. Towards the middle of the seventh century a. C. the city of Sibari, to extend its political and commercial influence on the Tyrrhenian side of Southern Italy, founded commercial settlements on the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Among these, the northernmost was at the mouth of the Sele river and they strengthened it with the construction of a sanctuary in honor of Hera. In the surroundings there were small inhabited centers and with the economic development due to the trade of Sibari, what was in a better position was strengthened and a city was formed that the Greeks called Poseidonia, Paistom in the Lucan period and Paestum in the Roman age.
At the same time, the Phocians from Asia Minor founded Elea, today Velia. The latter will host the Eleatic School of Philosophy of Xenophanes and the medical one, from which the important Salerno Medical School originated. The gradual abandonment by the inhabitants and the overflowing of the Salso river (Capodifiume), which lapped the city, perhaps coupled with a bradyseism, contributed to the deterioration of the city, and the water of the river transformed Paestum into a swamp.
The signs of its slow decline are evident and irreversible during the IV and V centuries, when the inhabited center concentrated around the ancient Athenaion, then the last inhabitants of Paestum, to escape malaria (IX century) and the incursions of the Saracens, fled to the nearby hills, founding Capaccio Vecchio (from 'caput aquae' meaning 'source of the river')
In 1752, King Charles III of Bourbon had the road to the south built (the current state road 18), crossing the same ancient city, and the temples and ruins of Paestum were rediscovered and made visible.
The Archaeological Park of Paestum, registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998, has been an autonomous museum complex of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism since 2014. The Mission is to preserve, study, communicate and manage a heritage of monuments and collections that is unique in the world. The Archaeological Park of Paestum is supported thanks to its public revenues and funding. For particular projects and important investments it also makes use of European funding, donations and sponsorships. The summer program in Paestum is very varied, some examples: Let yourself be enchanted by the thousand-year-old columns under the stars and by an exceptional program, ranging from classical music to dance, from jazz to Neapolitan music. The Music at the Temples festival, gives you an appointment every Friday, from 30 June to 15 September, at 9:00 pm, near the temple of Neptune. See the calendar of events
A few kilometers away is Salerno, with its Castello Arechi, a medieval fortress that offers sea views and a museum of medieval ceramics and coins. The cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli " San Matteo " San Gregorio VII is the main place of Catholic worship in the city of Salerno. The cathedral was built in Romanesque style in the 11th century and modified several times and then with several Baroque additions. The bell tower, of historical and artistic value, is an important testimony of the Byzantine-Norman fusion of the period. On it there are eight bells. The shape of the church was not chosen by Guiscardo but, certainly, by Alfano I, archbishop of Salerno, poet and doctor of the famous Salerno medical school. The Lungomare Trieste in Salerno is one of the symbolic places of the city. A pedestrian promenade divided into several lanes and is over 2 km long, from the historic center to the tourist port of Piazza della Concordia.
Coming from Salerno and the motorway, the access door to the Amalfi Coast is Vietri sul Mare. The town is dominated by the sixteenth-century dome of the Church of San Giovanni Battista, covered with hundreds of "shingles", fish-shaped majolica in three colors: yellow, green and blue. The effect of the majolica does not go unnoticed, and makes the temple dedicated to the patron the very symbol of Vietri. The Amalfi Coast " La Divina " is a popular holiday destination, characterized by steep cliffs and a rugged coastline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and the rocky ridge of Sorrento winds through sumptuous villas, terraced vineyards and lemon groves overlooking the sea.
Campania is on the podium of the regions with 18 blue flags. Only Liguria did better with 30 and Tuscany with 19. In the Neapolitan area, Anacapri, Piano di Sorrento, Sorrento and Massa Lubrense were awarded.
In the province of Salerno there are 14 blue flags for the summer of 2020: the success of Cilento awarded to the following locations:
Positano (Big Beach, Arienzo Beach and Fornillo Beach)
Capaccio (Varolato, Laura, Casina d'Amato, Licinella, Tower of Paestum, Mouth Acqua dei Ranci);
Agropoli (Lungomare San Marco, Porto, Trentova);
Castellabate (Lake, Tresino, Marina Piccola, Pozzillo, San Marco, Punta Inferno, Ogliastro Bay);
Montecorice (San Nicola, Arena Bay, Agnone Beach, Capitello Beach);
San Mauro Cilento (Mezzatorre);
Pollica (Acciaroli and Pioppi);
Casal Velino (Lungomare, Isola, Dominella, Torre);
Ascea (Piana di Velia, Telegraph Tower, Marina di Ascea);
Pisciotta (Ficaiola, Torraca, Gabella, Pietriaio, Fosso della Marina, Marina Acquabianca);
Centola (Marinella, Le Saline, Le Dune, Porto);
Vibonati (Torre Villammare, Santa Maria Le Piane, Oliveto);
Sapri (Cammarelle and San Giorgio);
Hispani (Ortoconte and Capitello).
Artichoke Festival of Paestum
It takes place in April and will once again be hosted by the characteristic village of Gromola in Capaccio-Paestum. The event is organized by the Cultural Association 'The Temple of Hera Argiva' with the support of the Consortium for the Protection of Artichoke of Paestum PGI and the O.P. Terra
Valley Orchids of Sassano
The best time to visit the Valley of Orchids is from April to May, when the blooms are numerous.
The Valley of the Orchids is located in the municipality of Sassano. In the 47 sq km “open structure” of the Valley and along a path of 13 km, it is possible to observe various species of wild orchids.
The visitor can admire 184 entities of wild orchids (68 species, 57 subspecies, 35 varieties, 24 hybrids). A naturalistic heritage, especially if you consider that in the protected area of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park there are 254 species of wild orchids and 319 of them are reported throughout Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin
The city of Salerno offer for the entire period from November to January its spectacular Christmas lighting with the new edition of "Artist" Lights. Elves, dragons, stars and magic.
The works of art en plein air create a magical atmosphere punctuated by fairytale and mythological elements. Elves, flying carpets, lanterns and dragons, the universe and the enchanted garden. And then the big Christmas trees and the ice forest etc ..
The construction of the Municipal Theater Giuseppe Verdi was approved on December 15, 1863, by the then Mayor Matteo Luciani. The project and the direction of the works were entrusted to the architects Antonio D'Amora and Giuseppe Manichini who were based on the measures and proportions of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. The decoration works were instead directed by Gaetano D'Agostino, a painter of great value who was joined by the most prestigious names in the Neapolitan artistic world. The Theater was inaugurated on April 15, 1872 with the performance of Rigoletto; on March 27, 1901 the Theater was named after Giuseppe Verdi, who died on January 27 of the same year. Made unusable by the 1980 earthquake, the theater was closed for almost 14 years. It was renovated and re-inaugurated on 6 July 1994, during the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Salerno Capitale. The restoration has brought to light historical-artistic details that make the Theater, one of the few in Italy, of the nineteenth-century and perfectly preserved wooden structure, even more precious. On January 22, 1997 the staging of Verdi's Falstaff inaugurates the theater's recent first opera season. In addition to opera, the theater now hosts Ballet, Concerts, and reviews To crown a historical journey in the name of music, the director of the theater is Daniel Oren.
The Mediterranean Archaeological Tourism Exchange confirms itself as an original event of its kind: home to the world's only exhibition hall of archaeological heritage and ArcheoVirtual, the innovative international exhibition of multimedia, interactive and virtual technologies; place of study and dissemination of themes dedicated to cultural tourism and heritage; an opportunity to meet for professionals, for tourism and cultural operators, for travelers, for enthusiasts; business opportunities in the suggestive location of the Archaeological Museum with the Workshop between foreign demand and the offer of cultural and archaeological tourism.
Our best offer for the period of the BMTA:
BB Single € 55.00
BB Double / twin € 60.00
Triple € 70.00 per room
Quadruple € 80.00 per room
The cost of any extra lunches is € 15.00 (per person) and includes a first course, a second course, side dish, fruit, wine and water with meals.
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