Territory

Many are the enchanting places with a great historical value to visit during the holidays in Ascea Marina. Discover those that are located in the vicinity of our village and leave to the discovery of a thousand wonders.
The Excavations of Velia The city of Velia, first known as Elea, from which our village takes its name, dates back to 540 B.C. and hosts a famous archaeological area, declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO. In addition to the great historical value, Velia offers to those who visit it enchanting sceneries with panoramic views of the territory. Every week the Elea club, organizes a free guided visit in this place.
Paestum Paestum is an extremely important archaeological area declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO. First known as Poseidonia, the city dates back to the VII century B.C. and preserves three splendid Doric temples still almost entirely intact: the Temple of Neptune, the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Ceres. The visit in this place, which is only 45 km from the village, is not to be missed.
National Park of Cilento The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is composed of 180,000 hectares of land which are part 80 Municipalities and 8 Mountain Communities. Also the Park enjoys the status of World Heritage thanks to the rare balance that exists in this area between man and nature. The Park offers scenarios of every type, coastal areas, mountain areas, rivers, streams, woods and much more. There are more than 1,800 species of wild plants that grow here, among which stands out the famous Palinuro Cowslip.
Certosa of San Lorenzo The Certosa of San Lorenzo, known as Certosa of Padula, is an enchanting medieval monastery, declared also the Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO. The Certosa with its 320 rooms, 500 doors, 550 windows, 13 courtyards, 100 chimneys and well 41 fountains, is certainly the largest in Italy and is one of the largest in Europe. An architectural wonder not to be missed.

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