A PIECE OF HEAVEN
No one had the courage to approach it for some time. Too many mysterious and disturbing stories were told and handed down about that sea cave, opening on the northwestern side of the island. Stories well known to the island notary, Don Giuseppe Pagano, who was strongly intrigued by them.
The dripping has made splendors. Stalactites and stalagmites are composing imaginative and mysterious sets, they form imposing sculptures and they surprise with continuous suggestions all along the way. It is covering only a part of the immense underground complex of the Castelcivita Caves, in the heart of the Alburni, on the bank of the Calore.
The Melandro River flows in its vicinity. The Zachito Caves, in the territory of Caggiano, revealed in the nineteenth century a surprising archaeological treasure. In the internal cavity to which it was possible to access through a narrow tunnel, finds were found by Paolo Carucci (he is the one who also discovered the Pertosa Caves) of Bronze Age, in other words of the 6th century BC, attributable to the first
The cavity in the rock, extraordinarily spacious, offered safe shelter and refuge. The presence of unlimited freshwater was another positive aspect of that place, to also live there and not only to stop temporarily. Water was the only obstacle because it was covering the floor of the cave. Therefore, they created an elevated route and they did the same for spaces used daily.
In the southern Cilento, in the hinterland of the Gulf of Policastro, there is a site of high environmental value which is identified with the drainage of basin of the Bussento River. What makes it special and unique is the fact that an emerged part corresponds to an underground one. It is a particularity which is the consequence of a karst phenomenon precisely linked to the presence of the river, which flows party underground, before
A rupestrian cave, surrounded by a splendid natural landscape in the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, in the municipality of Sant’Angelo a Fasanella. A place of great piety since the 11th century, when a Benedictine monastic community settled there. Inside the cave, the chapel dedicated to the Immaculate Conception guards sculptures, Fourteenth century frescoes and a statue of Saint Michael the Archangel.
The sun rays penetrating inside from a rock fissure below sea level gives the characteristic for which it is most famous and from which it takes its name: the Emerald Grotto, one of the Coast’s wonders. In the territory of Conca dei Marini, near Amalfi, you can reach it descending from the main road through a staircase leading to a comfortable lift or directly from the sea. And it is from the sea that Luigi Boncore, the fisherman, discovered it by chance in 1932
Sul versante meridionale del Matese, Cusano Mutri è un magnifico borgo medievale rimasto pressoché inalterato nel tempo, fatta eccezione per il castello del XIII secolo di cui restano pittoresche rovine. Dal suo centro storico partono i percorsi che raggiungono i gioielli che Madre Natura ha donato a questo territorio. Una stradina segnata da pannelli di maiolica, corrispondenti alle stazioni della via Crucis, conduce sul Monte