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The Sentinel of Cilento

S. Severino di Centola and Roccagloriosa

On foot         Great Interest: Geology Great Interest: Panorama Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Departure: San Severino (450m)
  • Arrival: Borgo medioevale abbandonato (1,100m)
  • Duration: 1 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
  • Length: 3 km
  • Difference in height: 650m
  • Recommended Period: from January to December

Over the centuries, as Cilento suffered the continuous incursions coming from the sea, the local inhabitants defended themselves building their houses in the most inaccessible and high places. This is how Roccagloriosa was founded in the 4th-5th century BC.
And it is also how San Severino was founded many centuries later. However, the most interesting feature is that these places could observe each other and could see the coastal towers: therefore, it was not easy to invade this territory.
Today these places preserve the traces of many past centuries, many adventures, many civilizations, that can be found in the castle, in the noble palace, in the houses of San Severino, in the Lucanian graves of Roccagloriosa. If yesterday they were defensive outposts, today they are "landscape outposts", since these places dominate wonderful gorges, imposing mountains sloping down to the sea, and gentle hills, as if they had not yet lost that ancient defensive function, in fact they preserve it to protect this piece of nature of Cilento.


San Severino di Centola
San Severino di Centola
Roccagloriosa archaeological area
Roccagloriosa archaeological area


 
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