Only 35 minutes away from the world’s most enchanting seaside destinations Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Maiori, Minori. All nestled in the inlets of the bay, villages overlooking the sea, narrow streets, Mediterranean flavours and scents, a mixture of colours.
Pompeii and Paestum about 30 minutes from Solofra represent the best testimony of the ancient world.
These are two of the most interesting archaeological sites. Pompeii resurfaced from the ashes of Vesuvius, and Paestum stands out for its three temples and its walls.
Mount Terminio is one of the massifs of the Picentini mountains, and is a tourist destination in both summer and winter.
From its highest peak (1,786 metres above sea level), you can see as far as the coast of Salerno. The plains of Campolasanpietro, Acqua degli Uccelli, Acquenere, Verteglia offer pleasant breaks in dense greenery, and tourists have the possibility of organising picnics and cheerful outings.
Laceno lies at an altitude of over 1,000 metres above sea level, with a small lake in the centre and a village with high mountain peaks all around it. Its natural beauty is, in summer, an irresistible attraction for those seeking the coolness of the woods, the pure air of the mountain peaks, clear spring water, and in winter, Laceno is a favourite destination for skiers.
An ascent to Rajamagra (1,676 metres a.s.l.) or to Cervialto (1,809 metres a.s.l.) not only lets you enjoy unparalleled views, but also gives you the chance to find tasty mushrooms and black truffles.
For winter sports enthusiasts, there are 26 kilometres of interconnected ski slopes at Laceno, which is a unique facility for southern Italy.
Eight slopes for alpine skiing, including the red Nordica and the black Amatucci intended for advanced skiers.
Cross-country ski trails that run through Sacrestano Valley for several kilometres lets you spend time in an area of rare beauty.
The ancient and early medieval name of the hill, according to manuscripts preserved at the monastery of the same name, was Mount of Virgilio, because the Latin poet Virgil was believed to have had a vegetable garden there.
It was only after the foundation and consecration of the Christian Church that the hill was renamed and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
The Sanctuary of Saint Gerard Maiella stands on the hill of Materdomini in the Upper Sele Valley, in the province of Avellino.
Most likely, Materdomini owes its name to an ancient statue, found by some shepherds, of the praying Madonna with youthful features, dressed in pink with a blue mantle.
Up until the 1700s, Materdomini was a small hamlet of a few dozen inhabitants, built around a temple dedicated to the Mother of the Lord in the same spot where the statue was found. In those years, Materdomini became a place of pilgrimage for the faithful from neighbouring villages. However, the fame of this place is due to St. Gerard Maiella who arrived in 1754 at the convent of the Redemptorist brothers founded by St Alphonsus Maria De’Liguori.