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The land around Giungano has the typical Mediterranean vegetation which distinguishes it as a particularly protected and uncontaminated spot.
The steep path from Giungano up to the village of Trentinara has recently been renovated (easy walk of about two hours, with a difference in height of 400 mt.) enabling visitors to enjoy the view from the most panoramic “terrace” of the whole of Cilento. Silence and tranquillity have made this area a part of the “Parco Nazionale del Cilento and Vallo di Diano” recently inserted in the U.N.E.S.C.O. List of places chosen to be part of the world heritage.
The houses in Giungano are built in a semicircle on the slope of the mountain overlooking the Plain of Paestum, some of which are quite ancient, being built in the XVII century.
The panorama ranges from the Plain down to the sea in enchanting surroundings where the relationship man–nature remains harmonious and well-balanced. From the touristic point of view the entire area is a real gathering together of archeological, historical and naturalistic sites.
The ruins of Paestum are only 10 km. away, Pompei 30 km., the Amalfi coast 50 km. It is only 10 Km. to the coast of Cilento.
The large sandy beach of Paestum, where there are comfortable bathing establishments, is easy to reach; so too is the most beautiful part of the Tyrrhenian coast, Punta Licosa, which is a protected marine park and easily accessible from the harbours close by of Agropoli, Castellabate, or Capo Palinuro with its mythical grottoes. Cilento is famous for its gastronomy and even nowadays it is possible to taste typical dishes prepared as they were in the ancient past. he typical Mediterranean vegetation in the surrounding countryside makes this area a particularly protected and uncontaminated spot. Everybody who loves nature will admire, among other things, the fresh beauty of the holm-oak wood, thirty hectares of Mediterranean bush planted mainly with “strawberry trees” (a plant almost extinct) or the grassy banks of the Tremonti river, a tributary of the Solofrone river, the source of which originates from Mount Sottano and flows through the land of Trentinara, Giungano and Capaccio. Foxes, badges, pheasants and wild boars are the predominant fauna.
The steep path from Giungano up to the village of Trentinara has recently been renovated, making it an easy walk of about two hours, with a difference in height of 400 mt. thus enabling visitors to enjoy the view from the most panoramic “terrace” of Cilento. On the other side there is a beautiful waterfall (about 50 metres high) from the top of mount Cantenna. On reaching the valley, the water follows a meandering course through the gorges which are surrounded by a luxuriant vegetation. Near the waterfall is the famous “Tempio degli Innamorati” (Lovers’ Temple) next to an old bridge called “Il Ponte del Diavolo” (The Devil’s Bridge). Lower down among other paths, is a series of grottoes, the most famous being the “San Michele Grotto”.
The name “Tremonti” was given to this spot due to the vicinity of Mounts Cantenna, Sottano and Soprano. This impressive gorge was the scene of the last episode of the “Guerra Servile” (Servile War) in 71 B.C., between the rebel slaves led by Spartacus , and Liciinio Crasso. In 1941 six Roman tombs were discovered here together with ceramics from the iron age.