The wild mountains and coastline of Cilento National Park

The wild mountains and coastline of Cilento National Park

Italy’s best-kept secret? Well off the beaten track, Cilento National Park is the Tyrrhenian Coast’s hidden treasure. A chain of mountains leads down through olive groves and past Greek temples to quiet scalloped bays and pristine hilly promontories, a world away from the glitzy rush of other west coast destinations. This is among Italy’s finest spots for walking and lazing. The varied trails venture among beautiful wildflowers and herb-scented macchia landscapes, the string of isolated, deserted beaches nearby enticing you to stop and splash, the fishermen’s catch inviting a lingering lunch with locals in one of the tucked-away, forgotten villages.

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