Once you get in Castelnuovo Cilento, time seems stop.
Far away from any sort of stress, you can discover the simple gestures of the everyday life and ancient traditions.
In the alleys, you may come across ladies who prepare handmade fusilli or the typical “Mulegnane mbuttunate”.
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In summer the village is rich with events, including “Castrum Novum” show, an historical commemoration in the fascinating location of the castle of Castelnuovo Cilento and allows you to taste the typical products of Cilento from the various food and wine stands.
Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi who held a lectio magistralis on the “Art and Madness”, with particular reference to Guerino Galzerano. (www.ilgiornale.it/news/galzerano-e-lucida-follia-ricostruirsi-vita-1434343.html).
Guerino’s works have been included in the catalogue of the “Museum of Madness”, signed by Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi (www.museodellafollia.it)
Santa Maria Maddalena, on July 22, is the most important event in the area.
During summer, Cilento is the staged to many typical festivals “Casa dei Ciottoli” is few kilometers far from Casalvelino Marina, Ascea, Pioppi (homeland of the Mediterranean diet) and Acciaroli (the village of Centenarians); in less than one hour you can reach the mythological coasts of Palinuro and Marina di Camerota.
Less than 8 km from the apartment you will find the archeological excavations of Elea, the ancient Greek city that gave birth to ancient philosophers such as Parmenides and Zeno.
Elea is also home to the Acropolis and the remains of a small theatre dating back to the 4th century BC. Today it is still staged to theatrical performances. (www.cilentotravelguide.com/luoghi_da_visitare/elea_velia/)
Castelnuovo Cilento is also the starting point of Via Silente (street), a magnificent bike route of about 600 km that runs across the Cilento National Park, Vallo di Diano and Alburni.