Agropoli, the “citadel” of the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park and a magnificent tourist location south of Salerno. Its crystal-clear sea with its Blue Flag certification; its protected nature part of UNESCO World Heritage; its thousand years of history embodied in the centuries-old Angevin-Aragonese Castle, its culture, promoted and showcased at Palazzo Civico delle Arti; sport, which may be practiced in the open air or in state-of-the-art town-centre complexes; and flavours, the authentic, unforgettable Mediterranean Diet, another chapter of UNESCO World Heritage. These are the factors that make Agropoli an enchanting place for all, to experience all year round..
Gateway to the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park, Agropoli is an area of outstanding interest, with its thirty-three Sites of Community Importance (SCI), four Special Protection Areas (SPA), and no less than three natural reserves, including two marine sanctuaries. The town has received numerous international certifications: UNESCO World Heritage site as a “Cultural Landscape”, MAB-UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, “Green Globe” for tourism, European and Global Geopark, as well as being the home of the Mediterranean Diet, the latter an example of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Agropoli is also close to other major attractions in Campania, including the archaeological site of Paestum, one of the best preserved cities of the ancient world, and the National Archaeological Museum with its rich array of priceless artefacts; the archaeological site of Elea – Velia, cradle of ancient philosophy, and the majestic charterhouse, the Certosa di San Lorenzo of Padula.