Agropoli


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Impressive location in the northern Cilento

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Agropoli, the „high town“, invites you to stroll through its picturesque center.

The small town of Agropoli, about 60 km south of Salerno, is worth a visit, so do not miss out on it. The town counts about 20,500 inhabitants and is found in an impressive place – on a promontory at the start of the Cilento coast.

The name Agropoli means „high town“, thus called by the Byzantines, who built a fortification there around 500 AD. The steeply dropping headland offered excellent protection against raids. Evidence of the fact that the town was even in the hands of the Saracens for some time is given today by the minaret-form of some of the houses’ chimneys.    

Agropoli’s picturesque harbor is a popular meeting point with guests and locals.
Agropoli’s picturesque harbor is a popular meeting point with guests and locals.
Town gate „Porta Aragonese“ – entrance to the winding alleys of Agropoli’s Old Town.
Town gate „Porta Aragonese“ – entrance to the winding alleys of Agropoli’s Old Town.

Old Town with picturesque alleys

From medieval Castello Aragonese you have got a view of the northern Cilento’s rolling hills.
From medieval Castello Aragonese you have got a view of the northern Cilento’s rolling hills.

It is through the 17th century town gate „Porta Aragonese“ that you enter the charming Old Town of Agropoli with its appealing, picturesque small alleys. The coat of arms of the noble Sanfelice family, once masters of the town, adorns this striking gate with its five pinnacles.

Below Porta Aragonese, lies Piazza Vittorio Veneto, designed in the 19th century and lined by lovely cafés and bars. Following the winding roads up to the highest point of the medieval town, you pass rustic trattorias and, at the end of your walk, you are rewarded with a terrific panorama.   

 

The Old Town in its exposed location offers fantastic views of the sea and the coastal landscape.
The Old Town in its exposed location offers fantastic views of the sea and the coastal landscape.
From the square in front of the lovely church „S. Maria di Constantinopoli“ you have got a view as far as the Gulf of Salerno.
From the square in front of the lovely church „S. Maria di Constantinopoli“ you have got a view as far as the Gulf of Salerno.

That is when you have also reached the medieval, 15th century Angioino Aragonese castle, which was built on the remains of a heathen temple. Nowadays, the castle is a popular location for concerts, theater performances and markets, especially during the summer months. Those who love culture should stop by Palazzo Civico delle Arti, where temporary art exhibitions have been taking place since 2011 and which houses a collection of archaeological finds from Hellenic times

Baia di Trentova is popular with hikers and beachgoers at any time of the year.
Baia di Trentova is popular with hikers and beachgoers at any time of the year.

From the harbor at the foot of the Old Town, a footpath runs along the coastal road to bathing bay „Baia di Trentova“. With its white sandy beach it is considered Agropoli’s most beautiful bay of and is therefore much frequented during the summer months. On a clear day, you even enjoy a marvelous view of Capri, Ischia and the Amalfi coast.

From Baia di Trentova, a nicely laid-out hiking trail leads to Punta Tresino. The coastal nature reserve stretches as far as Santa Maria di Castellabate. At Punta Tresino, a small headland, you can, once more, enjoy incomparable panoramas towards the north and the south.  


A hinterland steeped in legend

To the south and to the east of Agropoli, picturesque hiking trails run over gentle hills, through gorges 	steeped in legend and along a coast rich in panorama.
To the south and to the east of Agropoli, picturesque hiking trails run over gentle hills, through gorges steeped in legend and along a coast rich in panorama.

An excursion into the hinterland, towards Trentinara and Giungano, does have its charms, especially in summer. Gole di Tremonti, for example, awaits hikers. According to legend, it was in the gorge that rebellious Spartacus met his death. At the mountain villages, you can take part in charming village festivals like Festa della Pana or Festa dell’antica Pizza cilentana. For more information about these and other festivals, have a look at our  Calendar of events


By boat to the Amalfi coast

Stroll through the picturesque alleys of the Old Town and enjoy a creamy cappuccino in one of the numerous cafes.
Stroll through the picturesque alleys of the Old Town and enjoy a creamy cappuccino in one of the numerous cafes.

If you spend your holidays at Agropoli, you enjoy a wonderful mixture of nature and culture and profit from the town’s excellent infrastructure.  As the boat connection between Agropoli and  Amalfi was resurrected in 2014, a day trip to the "Divine Coast" is something you can hardly forgo. From mid June to mid September, boats of the Travelmar company lie waiting for you at the harbor of Agropoli. In June and September, boats to Amalfi run only at the weekends. In July and August, they run to the Amalfi coast every day. For more information, look up our   Travelling information

 

Nearest train station: Agropoli-Castellabate.




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