Around Us – Locanda San Cipriano

Around Us

Around San Cipriano’s Inn there are many places of interest within easy reach. Discover and visit what our beautiful area can offer and take a look at our landscapes.

1KM – Guided Tour of Atena Lucana

Organized by San Ciro of Atena’s Association. The Association, through the voluntary action of its members, has started activities aimed at discover and letting discover our beautiful territory and renewing the interest and faith towards the patron saint of the country, actively contributing to the community’s interest through events, re-enactments and projects. One of these is the re-enactment of the miracle of San Ciro in Atena, known throughout the Vallo di Diano and its surroundings. If you are interested in booking a guided tour or having further information on the project, we invite you to visit the Association’s website.

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1KM – ATena lucana’s climbing site

“The Atena Lucana’s climbing site, located in the south of Salerno’s province, on the border with Basilicata, was born thanks to the nail design project carried out by the Climbing House Association and the Municipality during the period between 2011 and 2013. Numerous simple itineraries make the place particularly suitable for beginners, but there is no lack of medium and high difficulty ones”… from Oreste Bottiglieri, Malopasso, Climbing in Campania, Amalfi Coast, Positano, Cilento National Park, Palinuro and surroundings , Editions Versione sud, 2012.

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Atena Lucana is one of the most ancient settlements in the Vallo di Diano, as testified by the presence of prehistoric Megalithic walls. Later it was a Greek trading center, a fortress of the Lucani and a municipium of the Romans. In imperial times it temples dedicated to Jupiter, Cybele, Aesculapius, Hercules, bath, an amphitheatre and, perhaps, a forum. Around the 9th century it was destroyed by Saracen raiders. Subsequently, it was a fief of different baronal families. In the 19th century much of the population emigrated to North and South America.

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10KM – padula charterhouse

Padula Charterhouse, in Italian Certosa di Padula (or Certosa di San Lorenzo di Padula), is a large Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, located in the town of Padula, in the Cilento National Park (near Salerno) in Southern Italy. In 1998 it became a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. The monastery is the largest in Italy. Its building history covers 450 years, but the principal parts of the buildings are in Baroque style. It is a very large monastery, comprising 51,500 m² (12.7 acres), with 320 rooms and halls.

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12KM – fondazione mida

MIdA Foundation: Integrated Museums of the Environment is composed by Campania Region, the Province of Salerno and the municipalities of Auletta and Pertosa. It’s been created with the aim of enhancing the wealth of this unique territory, through non-profit initiatives, with the aim of promoting environmental and cultural resources.




The Pertosa Caves (Italian: Grotte di Pertosa”), co-officially named Pertosa-Auletta Caves (Italian: Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta”) since 2012, are a karstshow cave system located in the municipality of Pertosa, in the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. The caves, also named Grotte dell’Angelo as many Italian voids in honour of St. Michael, are extended also into the territories of Auletta and Polla. They are situated by the eastern side of Alburni mountains, in the locality of Muraglione, 3 km (1.9 mi) in south of Pertosa and close to its railway station. Due to the presence of Tanagro river the caves are rich of water and, after the main entrance, there is an underground lake.

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15KM – CILENTO and VALLO DI DIANo national park

The Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni is an Italian national park in the Province of Salerno, in Campania in southern Italy. It includes much of the Cilento, the Vallo di Diano and the Monti Alburni. It was founded in 1991, and was formerly known as the Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano. The park was officially instituted on December 6, 1991 to protect the territory of Cilento from building speculation and mass tourism. Originally named Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano’, in 1998 it became a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

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The “bridge to the moon” ( ponte alla luna, in italian ) is located in Sasso di Castalda, a small town in the province of Potenza. The name of the facility is a tribute to the Italian-American engineer Rocco Petrone, Nasa’s director responsible for the Apollo 11 mission, who landed on the moon in 1969, born in Sasso di Castalda. There are 300 meters to go, consisting of 600 steps of support, in about 30 minutes, with the safety equipment provided by the ticket office. In addition to the thrill of experience, tourists can admire from the deck’s height the wonderful landscape of secular woods and the village of Sasso di Castalda.

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The capital of the homonymous province of Campania. Salerno, a city rich in art and culture, boasts one of the most interesting historical centers in southern Italy. It was the home of the famous Medical School of Salerno and preserves the remains of St. Matthew in one of the most representative examples of southern Romanesque: the cathedral. Famous in Christmas period for the event “Luci d’artista” ( artist’s lights ).

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Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia (southern Italy). The ruins of Paestum are famous for their three ancient Greek temples in the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC, which are in a very good state of preservation. The site is open to the public, and there is a modern national museum within it, which also contains the finds from the associated Greek site of Foce del Sele. Today the remains of the city are found in the modern frazione of Paestum, which is part of the comune of Capaccio in the Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.

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80KM – the angel’s Flight

Above the Dolomiti Lucane, in the Basilicata’s heart, a steel cable suspended between the peaks of two countries, Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa, allows to make and live an unique emotion: the Angel’s Flight ( volo dell’angelo, in italian ).

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100KM – POLLINO national park

Pollino National Park ( parco nazionale del Pollino, in italian), shared by the provinces of Potenza, Matera and Cosenza, with its 192,565 hectares, of which 88,650 on the side of Basilicata and 103,915 in Calabria, is the largest natural park in Italy. It takes its name from the Pollino Massif.

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Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the “Sassi di Matera”. The Sassi originated in a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and these dwellings are thought to be among the first ever human settlements in what is now Italy. In 1927 it became capital of the province of Matera. On September 21, 1943, the population rose against the German occupation, the first Italian city to fight against the Wehrmacht. In 1993 it became a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. On 17 October 2014, Matera was declared European Capital of Culture.

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