Velia - Elea
Excavations of Velia - Elea
Romans called this town Velia, Greeks called it Elea.
Its excavations are one of the treasures of National
Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. The remains of this ancient
town are in the territory of Ascea
very important tourist town, situated between Agropoli and Palinuro.
The strategic geographic position of Velia (Elea), in the middle of
the ancient commercial routes between Greece and Etruria, gave it strength
and wealth. The excavations make this territory more interesting for
tourists choosing the sea of Cilento.
Sea and culture represent a perfect match here, as in most part of Italy. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful sea of Agropoli, Santa Maria di Castellabate, Acciaroli, Pioppi,Palinuro or Marina di Camerota and also walk through the picturesque streets of these nice small towns or go to the forum of Velia where important philosophers spent their time, for example Parmenide, Zeno, and Melissus. In the ancient acropolis of Elea (Velia) there is an important Middle Ages fortress today used for theatre performances. One of the most interesting elements of these excavations is the famous 'Porta Rosa', unique example of a Greek arch of IV century, a real architectural jewel of that age.
(>> go to Excavations of Velia photo gallery <<).
Accommodation and excursions ...
Camping Salerno is in Pontecagnano, along the South Coast of Salerno, a few kilometers from Paestum and Amalfi’s Coast. The camping grants a large area for campers, caravans and tents. This area is fenced and supervised, just ihn front of the sea, where the thin sand is waiting for you....