The small town of Agropoli, about 60 km south of Salerno, you should not miss. The town of ca. 20.000 inhabitants is situated impressively on a rock ledge at the beginning of the Cilento coast.
The name “Agropoli”, ”town in the height”, originates from the Bycantines around 500 A.D., who erected a stronghold there. The location upon the relatively steep declining hillcrest offered excellent shelter from attacks.
Through the city gate ”Porta Aragonese, dating back to the 7th century, you enter the old town with the picturesque small alleys. In the many cafés and restaurants you may have a short rest before strolling through the twisted streets to the highest point and be rewarded with a stunning view. Here you also find the castle from the 6th century.
From the harbour a footpath leads along the coastal road to the bathing bay “Baia di Trentova”. Here you also enjoy a marvellous view upon Capri, Ischia and the Amalfi coast and may spend wonderful days on the white sandy beach.
If you would like to make a more extensive trip, you may use the ferry connections from Agropoli to Positano (Amalfi coast) during the high season.
Nearest train station: Agropoli-Castellabate.