Il Cilento

Agropoli and its wonders: the village, the steps, the promenade and the coast

To visit is the characteristic historical center, which preserves the ancient center, most of the walls and the seventeenth-century portal. It is accessed through the characteristic climb of the “stairs”, one of the few examples of stepped climb and the beautiful entrance door, which incorporates the Angevin-Aragonese Castle, on a triangular plan byzantine structure, and is placed on a rock to peak on the sea, a natural belvedere from which, on clear days, Capri and the tip of the Campanella are visible.
The historic center is a strong tourist attraction. Along the many streets and among the monuments, there are shops, bars and clubs serving local dishes, including the agropolese pizza, served in a wicker basket.
The small streets of the center, characteristic and well kept, are during the summer theater of events that sometimes recall the daily life of the village in other eras.

Also the churches are valuable: Our Lady of Constantinople, of the early Baroque, and the medieval of SS. Peter and Paul, and the Tower of St. Mark.

Exceptionally evocative and well preserved is the crenellated entrance door that surrounds the fortress with its atmosphere, detaching it from the modern town.

Near the port, in via Pisacane, there is the Antiquarium, which collects testimonies from prehistory to the Greek, Roman, Lucan and medieval ages.

The most commercial streets are full of every type of offer, in particular the small shops of Corso Garibaldi, the road that goes towards the historic center, and the offer has increased, in the summer, by numerous events.

Very beautiful the coast and very picturesque is the bay of Trentova with its rock of, famous for the characteristic overview that sees it linked to the mainland by a very thin tongue of land walkable on foot. The Trentova bay takes its name from the homonymous rock. The name derives from the fact that according to the legend, thirty seagull or sea turtle eggs were found in the caves under the rock. Here you will find bars, lidos and tourist facilities.
Next to the bay of Trentova there is a small bay called San Francesco, from the name of the monastery above and from the rock located in the middle of the sea, recognizable by the cross placed on the upper extremity. To the north extends a long beach crossed by several streams that reaches the archaeological area of ​​Paestum.
For the fifth consecutive year the city of Agropoli is Blue Flag.

To the west of the current marina rises the coastal tower (XVI century) called San Francesco next to the remodeled remains of the homonymous convent. Legend has it that St. Francis, returning from the Holy Land, has stopped and preached to fish. The miraculous event is remembered by a cross placed on the rock.

Ancient and graceful seaside village, a seaside resort full of services and attractions for tourists and vacationers, Agropoli, with its 20,000 inhabitants, stands at the southern end of the Gulf of Salerno and at the northern limit of the Cilento Coast.

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