Rutino is an ancient village immersed in the hills of the Cilento National Park. Its name first appeared in a registry document dated 954! The original name was Ruticinum; while the foundation of this village is unknown, the Latin name supposes that it had Roman origins. It was part of the Baronia del Cilento, held by the powerful Sanseverino family from 1276 until it passed to the Kingdom of Naples in the 1800s. Views extend over the hills and down into the river valley.
Rutino is located on the crest of a hill, in a marvelous location between the sea and the inland verdant mountains. It is near villages that are rich in culture and history, like Rocca Cilento, Lustra and Torchiara, while being just a short distance from bigger towns in the Cilento, like Agropoli, Castellabate, Casal Velino, and Vallo della Lucania. The marvelous ruins of Paestum and Velia are nearby, as well.
The area is surrounded by a natural wild beauty, incomparable and still uncontaminated where time stands still, traditions linger, and life is casual. The village puts on a procession the second Sunday of May in honor of Michael the Archangel, which is a highly colorful religious feast day, well worth seeing.
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