Photographs of Cilento, Italy, a seaside region with pristine water and deserted beaches


Photographs of Cilento:
Quiet Hill Towns, Pristine Water and Deserted Beaches


About an hour south of Naples lies one of the most beautiful and uncontaminated stretches of Italy's astounding coastline.

 

Protected by its own private saints....

 

...and miniature cathedrals...

 

...this area has remained a peaceful haven for those REALLY in the know....

 

...those who want to enjoy pristine water....

 

...and an authentic Italian lifestyle.

 

Far away are the hordes who invade and crowd the Amalfi Coast!

 

The ancient town of Agropoli, continuously inhabited since Neolithic times...

 

...a fisherman's paradise...

 

...is the gateway to this calm paradise known as the Cilento.

 

Here the water is as clean as it was 5000 years ago...

 

...consistently winning the Blue Flag for Italy's Best beaches.

 

The headlands are ablaze with colorful flowers...

 

...mysterious towers peek out from behind rock formations...

 

...the powdery sand beaches are often deserted...

 

...and the friendly residents still consider foreign visitors a rarity to be pampered and treasured.

 

Down the coast from Agropoli is the hilltop town of Castellabate.

 

Climb the steps through myraid ancient alleys...

 

...past the church built in 1123AD...

 

...and treat yourself to one of Italy's loveliest seaside views.

Also part of the Cilento region is Paestum, site of the oldest, best-preserved and most beautiful Doric temple in existence today.