Here you find tips and experiences from our Cilento-travellers' feedback in 2005. Of course we would be glad to receive your comments and pictures as well!
“You know this. In the catalogue, everything looks great – once on the spot you discover that somebody has taken the pictures VERY advantageously! Never has it been the other way round for us – until this year. The photographs in your online offer could not even attempt to reflect, what a brilliant holiday atmosphere would await us. Starting with the interior of Villa Cala Fortuna until the sea view from the bed, the accommodation was an absolute highlight. Thank you for choosing this for us. As a suggestion for the eyes and brave car drivers (only serpentines) we want to recommend a round trip over Castelcivita, Roccadaspide, Felitto, Stio and Gorga. The mountain villages have incredible charm, the landscape is lovely and invites for a photograph every 100 m. By the way: We have met as few German tourists as never before in Italy, even though it is the most beautiful in the Cilento!”
A. Schneider, Villa Cala Fortuna, August 2005
“We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Maratea with the Gazzini family (Casa Beatrice) and I want to give you a big praise also on behalf of my wife and our two sons for it – everything was just right and we are quite sure that we will return next year (…)”
Vejdovsky family, Casa Beatrice, August 2005
“Ogliastro Marina and the Hotel da Carmine were wonderful. It was as quiet as in Lapland, and there was almost nobody else except for us and Italians – and only one language: Italian. The cuisine and the meals could not be better! (…)”
S. and J. Liimatainen, Hotel da Carmine, July 2005
S. Balthasar especially enjoyed "the unspoiled nature and the local people". "One should hike in the Cilento or explore the villages by car. While hiking in the evening, the aromas of sage and rosemary unfold (...)."
S. Balthasar, Villa Residence Andrea, June 2005
"Velia and Paestum are interesting excavation sites. (...) Having coffee in a local bar can be educational also for Germans. (...) Distances in the Cilento become very long due to the curvy roads (from the north to the south it takes almost 3 hours for about 100 km). We will surely return to the Cilento once again, to see more, especially in the hinterland, which we have neglected this time."
Th. Goebel, Villino Ida, May/June 2005
"Running barefooted along the wonderful beach
olive groves as far as one can reach
snow upon the mountains in the hinterland
kind people with much time at hand
deep-blue water and red wine
life can be so very fine!
(...) By the way, we could experience the literal hospitality right when we arrived at our Casa Riolo, because shortly after unloading we were welcomed by the local neighbour with some delicious home-made red wine freshly filled into a water bottle, ...the holiday could begin. We definitely have not come to the Cilento for the last time, because anyone needing tranquillity, looking for recreation and wanting to get to know country and people, is at the right spot here!"
M. and B. Wehrum, Casa Riolo, April/May 2005