The Cilento, part of Campania is Italy's healthiest region. The Cilento Coast is one of the world's blue zones that indicates a region with an unusual and extraordinarily long lifespan. American physiologist Ancel Keys was living in Cilento when he was inspired to study and thus name "The Mediterranean Diet." The Cilento National Park protects the coast as well as the mountainous interior full of ancient walled villages. Major points of interest include buffalo mozzarella farms especially Tenuta Vannulo, the temples at Paestum and UNESCO World Heritage sites San Lorenzo di Padula and the village of Castellabate.
How to get to Cilento
Cilento is 1.5 hours east of Naples, 30 minutes east of Salerno and 2 hours west of Matera.
Upcoming Feast On History small group tours in Cilento
SPRING 2018: This tour has been crafted for curious travelers who want to eat and drink like the locals do in this beautiful, rural and coastal corner of Southern Italy.
SUMMER 2018: This 10-day tour explores the off-the-beaten-path secret places of Campania and Sicily. In partnership with Experience Sicily.
FALL 2018: Explore the Cilento countryside and coast when the trees are heavy with ripe olives. Learn to cook, see the ruins at Paestum, visit Amalfi, the Angel Caves of Pertosa and the UNESCO World Heritage site of San Lorenzo di Padula.
SUMMER 2019: Go off the beaten path and taste the best of Southern Italy and Sicily. Highlights include the secluded beaches of the Cilento coast, a private lunch in the cellar of Southern Italy's largest winemaker, exploring the Phoenician outpost of Mozia, and eating “archeo-cuisine” in the Valley of the Temples.