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
SOLD OUT 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.
FALL 2019: Immerse yourself in the Southern Italian countryside and coast when the trees are heavy with ripe olives. Learn to cook from a Baronessa at her buffalo farm, see the ruins at Paestum, sail along the Amalfi Coast, meet a master winemaker, see the harvest in full wing and explore the medieval villages of the Cilento National Park.
SUMMER 2020 This tour explores the food and wine of Campania. It includes pizza in Naples, visits to winemakers throughout Irpinia and Cilento, a stay at the famous Radici Resort, visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites including The Royal Palace at Caserta, Paestum and Casatellabate, time on the beach and a special night time boat ride with anchovy fishermen on the Cilento Coast.