The medieval village of Ascea sits on top of a hill with a stunning view of the coast and the ruins of the ancient city of Velia. Ascea represents nature, sea, history, culture and art.
This splendid village is situated on the southern side of Alento River in the very heart of the Cilento National Park and Vallo di Diano, whose green hills are covered by hundred-year old olive trees softly shaped by the sea breeze. This enormous green macchia-covered expanse sets off with the clear blue sky and open crystalline waters below, a welcoming and calming scene. Walking and admiring this marvellous landscape, watching the sunrise and sunsets, or simply enjoying warm summery afternoons with the fresh mountain breeze, you'll think you're in a paradise. Sunset is spectacularlybeautiful, when thousands of colours
The lovely beach is five kilometers long and 70 metres wide, characterized by incredibly soft and naturally clean sand. The rocky coastal stretch at the end, on top of which rises the ancient Telegraph Tower, is full of coves, small beaches and clear sea waters. You'll be able to reach the Baia d'Argento (Silver Bay) by boat; the Baia della Rondinella, hidden behind the tower and unreachable by land is worth the effort, as well. The Scuoglio Rinanti reef represents a sort of defensive outpost of this enchanted sea world.
Nowadays as well as in the past, the locals lovingly retain the natural beauty and traditions: hospitality is sacred and their kindness is proverbial.
Tourists are attracted not only for the beauty of the sea, but also from the rich archaeological site of Velia (Elea) and the easily accessible facilities.
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