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CASTELLABATE, THE MEDIVAL TOWN OF CILENTO COAST

castellabate PANORAMA DA CASTELLABATE WEDDING IN CASTELLABATE


Castellabate, one of the most beautiful medival town's in Italy lies in the sunset 278 meter above sea level, Castellabate has a fantastic view of Santa Maria, San Marco, Lago and the rest of the Salerno gulf.You will see from Belvedere and other parts in Castellabate all the way to Capri and Amalfi coast and enjoy one of the worlds most beautiful sunsets on the edge of Belvedere or maybe in one of the local restaurants which lies on the edge of the cliff's. 

Castellabate grew around the castle, founded in 1123, which served the population as shelter from raids by the Saracens. Alleys full of corners, arcades, labyrinth stairways lead through the intact ancient town centre. Not without reason Castellabate was declared UNESCO world cultural heritage.

CASTELLABATE VIEW FROM CASTELLABATE TIPYCAL HOUSE
  
Castellabate earliest reference in literature is possible by Homer, but the written history of the territory is tied to Saint Costabile Gentilcore (St. Constabilis), fourth abbot of La Trinità della Cava. In 1123, the same year in which he was elevated to the position of abbot, he started construction on the Angel's Castle (10 October 1123), which afterwards became entitled to him. His title gave the village its present name: Castrum Abbatis, the castle of the abbot. His abbacy lasted until 17 February 1124. His successor, Simeon, completed its construction and helped the inhabitants.

tramonto  piazza di castellabate di notte VICOLO DI CASTELLABATE
 
Later, Castellabate fell under the control of the barony of the Cilento. It then passed, in turn, to Caracciolo, Loffredo, Filomarino, Acquaviva, and finally the Granito family (who carried the title of marquis and later became princes by marriage) in 1745. Castellabate remained in the family of the Prince of Belmonte until the end of the feudal era.

SQUARE OF CASTELLABATE CASTLE OF CASTELLABATE PANORAMA FROM CASTELLABATE

Castellabate's cuisine is based on local products: wine, olive oil, cheese (such as mozzarella), garbanzo beans, salami, and confections made with figs.The original tomatoe's Cilentane is from this area and are called the best tomatoes in the world.

MEDIEVAL DINNER IN THE ANCIEN TOWN OF CASTELLABATE  CASTELLABATE BY NIGHT DINNER IN THE MEEDIEVAL TOWN OF CASTELLABATE

Every week we organise guidet walking tours in the medival town Castellabate with local guides and we also visit some of the local producers of olive oil, wines and other for a small taste of typical products of Castellabate.


We have special prices for groups, incentives and all other travellers. We also organise together with Italian Best Weddings your dream wedding in the garden or closeby beach, castle or church in Castellabate.

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