If you are looking for a trip that offers plenty of outdoor activities, history, culture and breathtaking views then a Cilento holiday is the ideal choice for you. This area, found in the Campania region of Italy, has a range of activities to be enjoyed whilst on your trip. A Cilento holiday rental villa is the perfect base from which to venture out and explore this captivating and vibrant area of the country.
A Cilento holiday offers visitors the opportunity to see and do many things. For those who love the outdoors there are activities available such as tennis, horse riding, golf, fishing, swimming, sailing and diving. The protected Cilento and Vallo Di Diano National Park is also located within the region, which is an excellent choice for walking, hiking or cycling. Keen artists and photographers will love the stunning scenery here to gather inspiration and subjects for their craft.
If you can tear yourself away from the many activities and your comfortable Cilento holiday rental villa, then there are many great places to visit on your trip. The first place that should be on your list to visit is the ancient city of Paestum. This city was founded by the Greeks in around 600 B.C. and was originally named Poseidonia. Visitors to the city will see some of the most well preserved buildings, temples and painted tombs to be found on the mainland of Italy.
Also worth a visit is the town of Padula which stands inside the borders of the Cilento National Park. The most breathtaking feature of the town is the Padula Charterhouse, which is the second largest in Italy after the one that stands in Parma. The building dates back to the 13th century and has had additions made to it right up until the 19th century. Visitors can enjoy seeing its beautiful Baroque architecture, several courtyards and an outdoor staircase that was designed by the Italian architect, Vanvitelli.
If you are considering going on a Cilento holiday you will be glad to hear that you can expect to experience hot summers and mild winters. The hottest temperature you can expect during the summer days is 37°C with an average low of just 18°C. The winter moths see the average daytime temperature drop to 11°C with night time temperatures of around 6°C. The annual average rainfall for the year is 16 inches with most of the precipitation falling on the higher ground.
Travel to Cilento, Campania Travellers on a Cilento holiday will most likely arrive at Naples Airport (NAP) which is approximately an hour's journey from the area. There are several airlines offering cheap, regular flights to the area including British Airways, Alitalia, Thomas Cook Airlines and easyJet. Passengers can leave from several UK airports such as Gatwick (LGW), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and Aberdeen (ABZ).