Riviera Spineta

An amazing trip: Padula and Pertosa Caves

The Certosa of Padula is one of the most majestic monuments that can be admired in the surroundings but at the same time, perhaps not properly known by many tourists arriving in Campania.

Yet this spectacular example of baroque architecture holds the primacy of the largest cloister in the world and its structure remembers the grating that saw the martyrdom of St. Lawrence, to which this place was dedicated.

On wikipedia you can fine a more accurate description of the history and the architecture of this beautiful monument, as well as other photos distributed under the creative commons license, while the photos found at the foot of the post are made freely available with attribution from this site.

To make things easier, here is also the map to reach this beautiful monument

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To make this excursion really complete, however, it would be useful to reach the Pertosa Caves (Grotte di Pertosa), a magnificent complex, this time natural, which has the peculiarity of hosting an underground river, with a boat, that for the scenario it is immersed, comes to mind the famous Caronte. But don’t worry, as in Dante Poema, at the end the traveler is welcoming in the Paradiso Hall.


Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa
Last but not least, we have to remember that this excursion takes place in an area of great natural beauty, in fact we find ourselves in the Parco Nazionale del Cilento e del Vallo di Diano (National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano), immersed in landscapes of great beauty and rural centers all to be discoveredl (header picture by Velvet CC-BY-SA)