The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano
is the second largest park in Italy. It stretches from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Apennines in Campania and Basilicata, and it includes the peaks of the Alburni Mountains, of the Cervati and of the Gelbison and the coastal buttresses of Mount Bulgheria and Mount Stella. The extraordinary naturalist complexity of the heterogeneous territory goes hand in hand with the mythical and mysterious character of a land rich in history and culture: from the call of nymph Leucosia to the beaches where Palinuro left Aeneas, from the ruins of the Greek colonies of Elea and Paestum to the wonderful Certosa of Padula. And everything else you can find in such an unexplored territory.
ancient medieval village, whose name derives from the imposing size of the “Castle of Abbot”, dominates the wide natural inlet from Licosa to Tresino. The ancient village is secured on a hill nearly to peak on the short plain below where they are stretched the two main fractions of the village, Santa Maria di Castellabate and San Marco di Castellabate.
colourful seafaring village, has become in the last years a famous international tourist destination thanks to the marvellous coast and its ability to conserve intact in the time the ancient traditions of the Cilento. Covering the coast towards south, it is arrived to the other graceful village of fishermen, San Marco.. The small village turns out particularly graceful beyond that for the evocative beach for the presence of the small port from which it is possible to reach Licosa reservoir marine
Castellabate is the ideal starting point to discover the numerous attractions of the Cilento National park . Moreover various localities of world-wide reputation are reached easily: archaeological sites of Paestum and Pompei, famous islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida, the wonderful amalfitana coast, splendid cities of Naples and Salerno.