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Madeline Matotek at the caves of Pertosa
VALLO DI DIANO
AN INCERPT FROM OUR GRACIOUS HOSTS - SEE YOU SOON! From the summit of the Cervati, the highest mountain in Campania, to the vast valley below - once an antique pleistocenic lake - the Vallo di Diano houses many historical artistic, archeological, geological and naturalistic treasures. This territory is a rich testimony of all periods, starting from prehistoric era, to the ancient Greeks and...
On the way to the caves of Pertosa. →
In the green landscape of the Alburni mountain of the Cilento National Park, between the villages of Auletta and Pertosa located at 70 km (about 43 miles) from Salerno, in an attractive natural amphitheatre lies the Angel or Pertosa Caves. Recent research dates the origin of the cave to about 34 million years ago. Numerous traces show that they were lived in up until the stone age; the Greeks...
Vallo di Diano - the Charterhouse of St. Lorenzo
This is the first in a series of posts highlighting the places we’ll be visiting in Italy on NIAF’s Voyage of Discovery trip. Our first major stop is Vallo di Diano, a valley in south-eastern Campania, home to the beautiful Charterhouse of St. Lorenzo, a 52,000 square meter Carthusian monastery founded in 1306 by Tommasso di San Severino. The charterhouse (“certosa”...
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Here is the UNESCO World Heritage page for Vallo... →
The Cilento is an outstanding cultural landscape. The dramatic groups of sanctuaries and settlements along its three east–west mountain ridges vividly portray the area’s historical evolution: it was a major route not only for trade, but also for cultural and political interaction during the prehistoric and medieval periods. The Cilento was also the boundary between the Greek colonies of...
News clip from one of our Voyage of Discovery... →