Campania, Mediterranean Diet

A three day tour to discover Pioppi, the World Capital of the Mediterranean Diet and the seaside village of the municipality of Pollica, a Slow City.

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“L’appetito vien mangiando”

The appetite comes while you’re eating.

Italian Proverb

Three days in Campania region, discovering a wild land, Cilento, where the past is still present in the daily life its people. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the origins and the history of the Mediterranean Diet, declared in 2010 the intangible heritage of Unesco. You’ll explore Pollica, in Cilento, land where the landscape has remained almost unchanged and where
ancient traditions and cultivations are carried on with wisdom. Here, the American scientist Ancel Keys, the father of the Mediterranean Diet, lived and studied for 40 years.


Pioppi, World Capital of the Mediterranean Diet
Village of the municipality of Pollica

The trip will start with a visit to the Castello Vinciprova, which houses the Living museum of the Mediterranean Diet and the Living museum of the Sea. In the evening you’ll have a dinner at  A casa di Delia restaurant  where you’ll get with a beautiful walk along the seafront Ancel Keys. Delia was the housekeeper of Ancel Keys and, together with her son, in 2016, decided to open a place where propose again the recipes that used to cook to him. The dinner will be served on a splendid terrace overlooking the sea, facing the ancient city of Elea (nowadays Velia) and Capo Palinuro.

 The Castle of the Capano Princes

Visit the historic centre of Pollica and the Castello dei Principi Capano. You will partecipate at the workshop Mani in pasta, a cilento art, handed down from mother to daughter, to prepare Fusilli and Cavatielli, a typical pasta of this area. Visit of the small hillside villages of Celso and Galdo where we will go to the discovery of the Cacioricotta goatcheese, Slow Food presidium of the territory. Tasting based on local products and possibility to make a cheese workshop. Continue to Cannicchio another small medieval village of the Municipality of Pollica. You can’t miss the visit to the seaside village of Acciaroli with aperitif overlooking the sea at sunset. Finally, an excellent dinner at the Il Giardino dei Fiori restaurant in Celso, with its typical local products and homemade desserts.

Cilento Coast
The excavations of Velia

Let’s change scenery and return further back in time to the Magna Grecia, visiting the Excavations of Velia. Certainly, the excavations, represent one of the jewels of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. It was the center of the ancient trade routes between Greece and Etruria and home of the great philosopher Parmenide.

Accommodation in B&B
A panoramic view

Overnight in a B&B with an amazing sea view, in the small village of Pollica. An ideal place to breathe a familiar and hospitable atmosphere in a typically Cilento setting. The property is immersed in the beautiful and peaceful landscape of the Cilento countryside, ideal for those who want to experience a holiday dedicated to wellness, nature, food, wine and culture.

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The estimated rates must be confirmed at the moment of booking

Tour: what is included or excluded

Included in the price

  • Private return transfer
  • Accommodation in Villa
    breakfast included
  • Guided visit, museum entrance, tasting and aperitif
  • Dinner and lunch
  • Assistance 24/7
  • Itinerary plan

Excluded from the price

  • Flight/Train
  • City tax
    where compulsory

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    Campania, Mediterranean DietMediterranean Diet tour
    Duration - 3 Days
    Advised period - All year
    The tour starts from - Salerno
    The tour ends in - Salerno
    Num. of travelers - Min. Flexible
    Estimated rate (per person) - € 700
    The rate is based on 2 people
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