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 2019: 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 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.