River Sele is one of the longest in Southern Italy. In the medium part of its stream a dam created a small lake once used to provide water for the nearby farnmers. This wet area has been populated by thousands of birds of 150 different species and is now a protected area under the surveillance of the World Wildlife Fund.
You can spend some happy hours there surrounded by a beautoful landscape and watch rare birds from the "watching huts" built on thhe shore of the lake. At the moment 4 of them are fully open to the public, and in my opinion the best ones are # 3 and 4.
At the entrance you find the visitors centre with info about the natural habitat and you can also book a guided tour. A bar abd a restaurant are nearby.
The entrance fee is € 5 (2008).
To go there follow the A3 direction South,exit at Campagna,turn left and follow the road for 2,5 km, then turn left again on the SS19 and drive for about 5 km turn left again and after 1 km you are there. Road signs are clearly visible. The area is 35 km from Salerno
The Grotte dell'Angelo (Angel Caves), approx. 70 km from Salerno, are located at the
northern end of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano.
Fascinating from a naturalistic viewpoint, their historical and archaeological features are equally important.
Dating back 35 million years, they were first mentioned by Pliny the Elder and later by Leandro Alberti in his Descrittione di tutta Italia [A Description of all Italy] in the 16th century. The first detaìled speleological exploration was conducted by the Trieste-based Alpine Society of the Giulie's Cave Committee in 1926.
From 1932 to date the majestic entrance concealed by thick vegetation has given the public access to approx. 3,000 metres of paths that wind their way through the caves. The first part envisages a fascinating and utterly unusual boat trip on the river Negro, which originates deep within the earth.
Majestic groups of active stalactites and stalagmites adorn the caves' large cavities, while in certain parts the ground is almost entirely invaded by magnificent hollow concretions filled with water.
Visitors can experience the suggestive atmosphere by choosing one of the four guided tours.They will enjoy a constant internal temperature of 60.8 °F (16 °C) all year round and always feel safe accompanied by expert guides.
Two of the tracks enable visitors to savour the heady speleological experience of the caves just as nature created them.
Dark and silence reign supreme in this world, where they have ruled for millenniums.
To get there, follow the A3 (Salerno - Reggio Calabria) and exit at Petina, then follow the S.S. 19 and the roadsigns to "Grotte dell' Angelo - Pertosa"
It's a village close to Salerno, about 3Km far, you can go there and find nice beaches...
In this pic a classic Italian life moment in the beach... Italian guys try to have a contact with stranger girls!!
The only 'fjord' in Italy (and maybe all along the Mediterranean coasts) is in Furore. Between Vietri and Amalfi, you may see it for a brief while, while you pass on a small bridge between a tunnel and a sharp bend. If you're able to stop the car along the very narrow coast road, go back and take a picture.The one I included has been taken there, but the fjord itself is under my feet.
Ravello. A very nice place up on the hill, 500 metres above the sea, It lies amid the lemon and olive trees, as if a balcony over the gulf of Sorrento. An unforgettable place.
As Pompei and Ercolano are so near from Salerno and Naples, many people don't visit Paestum where there are some fantastic Greek temples, almost 'new' I would say. The most impressive of the temples is the Tempio di Neptuno (Vth century b.C.). Also there's a museum with nice paintings such as the Tomba del Tuffatore which includes the painting Gli Amanti (The Lovers). Some people say it's one of the most ancient gay paintings (480 b.C.).