The pretty town of Torchiara is located in the heart of the Cilento National park, a land full of beauty and historic traditions. This is a corner of southern Italy that is famous for its unique environment and peaceful balance. Olive-covered hills give way to the blue Mediterranean Sea. Abundant sunshine, history, nature and seaside fun combine to offer a magical lifestyle that is often a surprise for tourists; once they get a taste of the Cilento, they keep coming back!
Torchiara lies on the top of one of those hills overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Salerno; on a clear day you can see the island of Capri. The town is cute, with more than a millennium of history to share in its cobbled streets. There are some impressive palaces to show that it once enjoyed some wealth and status, along with art-filled churches to admire (if you can tear your eyes away from the views!) Stroll around and absorb the atmosphere, enjoy a gelato, and imbibe a glass of wine while watch the sunset from the city's overlook.
Torchiara has an enviable position - it gets the mountain and sea breezes while avoiding the humidity. It is just minutes downhill to the hopping town of Agropoli, and a half-hour from there is the seaside resort of Santa Maria di Castellabate. The medieval hill town of Castellabate is worth a visit; its tidy streets and gorgeous views played a starring role in the popular film, Benvenuti al Sud. The spectacularly preserved Greek ruins of Paestum are nearby, as well.
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