Visit Agropoli, the port of Cilento

A weekend to immerse yourself in history and relaxation

Visit Agropoli, the port of Cilento

A weekend to immerse yourself in history and relaxation

A wonderful weekend in Agropoli, Porta del Cilento, halfway between the historic Paestum and the blue of the Cilento coast

A wonderful weekend in Agropoli, Porta del Cilento, halfway between the historic Paestum and the blue of the Cilento coast

duration

3 days / 2 nights

participants

2 or more people

departure

Roma, Firenze, Napoli, Salerno, Bari

destination

Agropoli

duration

3 days / 2 nights

participants

2 or more people

departure

Roma, Firenze, Napoli, Salerno, Bari

destination

Agropoli

Stay in the hotel and enjoy the charm of Agropoli and Paestum, the two historic cities of the upper Cilento

Agropoli, which means “high city”, is clearly a town of Greek origin. Overlooking the sea, it was, according to some scholars, the ancient acropolis of Paestum. Later, in Roman times, the village Ercula arose, more or less near the current Lungomare di San Marco, a saint much revered in both the coastal areas of the province of Salerno. Agropoli was then fortified by the Byzantines, for which it became one of the most important centers thanks to the happy outlet on the sea with its port. This led to the development of the businesses, which in turn were protected within the mountains. Its strategic position has made Agropoli territory coveted by many peoples so much that, in the year 882, it was invaded by the Saracens who held control until 915, when the bishops won, defeating and alienating the Islamists. Over the centuries there have been other dominations: from the Normans to the Aragonese, passing through Svevi and Angioini. Until the early 1800s, when the city passed into the hands of the noble Neapolitan family of Sanfelice. Known for its seafront, the beautiful castle and the delightful little port, Agropoli is the main gateway to the wonderful and uncontaminated territory that is the Cilento, a land of mythology, nature, sea, history, traditions and Mediterranean diet.

Stay in the hotel and enjoy the charm of Agropoli and Paestum, the two historic cities of the upper Cilento

Agropoli, which means “high city”, is clearly a town of Greek origin. Overlooking the sea, it was, according to some scholars, the ancient acropolis of Paestum. Later, in Roman times, the village Ercula arose, more or less near the current Lungomare di San Marco, a saint much revered in both the coastal areas of the province of Salerno. Agropoli was then fortified by the Byzantines, for which it became one of the most important centers thanks to the happy outlet on the sea with its port. This led to the development of the businesses, which in turn were protected within the mountains. Its strategic position has made Agropoli territory coveted by many peoples so much that, in the year 882, it was invaded by the Saracens who held control until 915, when the bishops won, defeating and alienating the Islamists. Over the centuries there have been other dominations: from the Normans to the Aragonese, passing through Svevi and Angioini. Until the early 1800s, when the city passed into the hands of the noble Neapolitan family of Sanfelice. Known for its seafront, the beautiful castle and the delightful little port, Agropoli is the main gateway to the wonderful and uncontaminated territory that is the Cilento, a land of mythology, nature, sea, history, traditions and Mediterranean diet.

Guided tour of the archaeological excavations, temples and museum of ancient Paestum

They stand out among the most interesting monuments in the area:

the three Doric style temples: the Temple of Hera (also called “the Basilica”), the Temple of Neptune (erroneously attributed to the god of the seas, although originally thought to be dedicated to Hera, Zeus or Apollo) and the Temple of Athena;
• the agora
• the Roman amphitheater;
• the walls almost completely preserved.
In the Museum, instead, it is necessary to mention the famous Tomba del Tuffatore, the only known evidence of Greek figurative and non-vascular painting, as well as a vast collection of ancient historical artifacts of Greek, Lucan and Roman invasions as vases of all kinds, swords , shields and armors, furnishings and objects of common use, statues and tombstones.

Guided tour of the archaeological excavations, temples and museum of ancient Paestum

They stand out among the most interesting monuments in the area:

the three Doric style temples: the Temple of Hera (also called “the Basilica”), the Temple of Neptune (erroneously attributed to the god of the seas, although originally thought to be dedicated to Hera, Zeus or Apollo) and the Temple of Athena;
• the agora
• the Roman amphitheater;
• the walls almost completely preserved.
In the Museum, instead, it is necessary to mention the famous Tomba del Tuffatore, the only known evidence of Greek figurative and non-vascular painting, as well as a vast collection of ancient historical artifacts of Greek, Lucan and Roman invasions as vases of all kinds, swords , shields and armors, furnishings and objects of common use, statues and tombstones.

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Complete Program

 
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Program

 

1st day – Arrival in Agropoli

  • Arrival at the hotel in the morning;
  • Dinner in the room;
  • Overnight at Hotel.

2nd day – Guided tour of the ancient Paestum

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Guided tour of the archaeological area;
  • Guided tour of the National Archaeological Museum;

3rd day – Departure from Agropoli

  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Ritual greetings

Participation fee: from € 150 per person

Services included in the package

The fee includes

  • 2 nights half board (breakfast and dinner) in a standard double room;
  • Transfer and guided tour of the archaeological area and the museum of Paestum.

The fee does not include

  • First arrival at the hotel;
  • All admissions (payment on site);
  • Extras and anything not expressly provided for under “ the fee includes“.

Supplements

  • Transfers to and from the airport of Naples (Capodichino) and Rome (Fiumicino and Ciampino);
  • Child meals (0-2 years old) payable locally;
  • Cot to be paid locally;
  • Full board treatment at the hotel.

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