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Torchiara

Turris Clara, the distinguished among the towers, is the gateway to Cilento.

Easily accessible, Torchiara is in a central position with respect to the major centers of interest of the Campania region, a few kilometers from Salerno. Torchiara is a succession of high – medieval towers and buildings, constructions of rural architecture typical of Cilento, perfectly preserved palaces and beautiful churches, a jewel set in nature.

Torchiara, an always indomitable revolutionary country-town, has an illustrious past: here the riots of 1848 started, giving rise to the process that led to the unification of Italy. The martyrs of the uprising, including Charles Peacock, Andrea Torre, Giambattista Riccio, made this country a glorious example of patriotism, and made it central place in the initial phase of the Kingdom of Italy. Torchiara had Andrea Torre first deputy and senator. Thanks to these important historical events, Torchiara became a rich and important town, where many families built their palaces and there lived many well known intellectuals, lawyers and doctors, among whom Sabato Visco (1888-1971), one of the fathers of Italian physiology .

As a result, Torchiara now boasts fourteen palaces, recently linked by a 12 km long Greenway, designed by the University of Agriculture of Milan. Going through this extraordinary journey you are immersed in the beauty of this area, in places of past times, with breathtaking views which stretch to the sea.

Torchiara is the ideal starting point to discover all the beauties of this land : the Cilento National Park, the charming seaside resorts of Palinuro and Santa Maria di Castellabate, the picturesque inland villages, archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast with Positano and Amalfi, famous all over the world.

A good road network enables you to move from the sea to the mountains only in half an hour.

The Historical Residence Borgo Riccio organizes special tours to allow guests to immerse themselves in local history and identity. You can visit the excavations of ancient cities, or explore the ancient feud of Laurino and the Gorges of the Calore river, taking the opportunity for a photo safari of the otters, or the caves of Pertosa, which were filmed in ” The Phantom of Opera “.

You can choose to enter the WWF Oasis of Morigerati or to stroll the coast from Agropoli to Acciaroli (where Hemingway lived) or to walk along the romantic Torchiara greenway, tasting the famous figs by Santomiele, or even to visit the highest shrine in Italy (1700 m), the Monte Sacro, which houses the Black Madonna.

Borgo Riccio is the ideal base to go and taste the famous wines in the cellars De Conciliis, San Salvatore, Maffini, Roll, St. John Marino, and also mozzarella di bufala from many farms in the area, figs and chocolate of “Opificio Santomiele” and other delicacies exported all over the world.