Morigerati Oasis: home to the stunning Bussento Cave



A Must-Visit for anyone traveling to Cilento

  • Un vecchio mulino dismesso nell'Oasi di Morigerati
  • Sulle sponde del fiume Bussento a Morigerati
  • Dalla grotta di origine carsica del Bussento
  • l'atmosfera magica e incantata dell'Oasi di Morigerati, con una spettacolare forra avvolta dalla fitta vegetazione
  • Le acque del fiume Bussento a Morigerati
  • Il fiume Bussento che si snoda attraverso un paesaggio naturale incantevole

In the world list of Geoparks, a small canyon rich in vegetation and karst phenomena where the Bussento river resurfaces.

The Morigerati Oasis is a paradise corner located just a few kilometers from the coast of the Gulf of Policastro in Cilento, southern Italy. It is a protected area managed by the WWF Italy in agreement with the municipality of Morigerati. The oasis is home to waterfalls, crystal-clear springs, small lakes, and a 17th-century mill, making it one of the most beautiful places in the province of Salerno. One of the highlights of the Morigerati Oasis is the Bussento Cave, a karst cave where the Bussento River emerges from the underground and resumes its path above ground. The cave is a popular destination for hiking and spelunking. Another interesting attraction in the oasis is the village of Morigerati, which has been transformed into a hotel. Visitors can book a package that includes breakfast and dinner at local restaurants and pizzerias, as well as transportation to and from Naples Airport and the most suggestive places in the Cilento area. The Morigerati Oasis is a perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is also a great place to explore the natural beauty of Cilento.

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Morigerati Oasis: home to the stunning Bussento Cave: useful information

The opening hours of the Morigerati Oasis vary depending on the time of year in which the visits take place. From January to March and from November to December only by reservation: from 10:00 to 16:00 (the ticket office closes at 14:00); In April and October from 10:00 to 17:00 (the ticket office closes at 15:00); In May and September from 10:00 to 18:00 (the ticket office closes at 16:00); In the summer months, from June to August, from 10:00 to 19:00 (the ticket office closes at 17:00). The ticket price is € 5. Discounts are available for children up to 6 years old and for children up to 12 years old. For WWF Italy members, admission is free. In adverse weather conditions, the Oasis is closed to the public. Guided tours are also available in Italian. The visitor center is located in via Censimento, Località Santa Lucia di Morigerati.

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Geographic location

The Morigerati Oasis is located in the hinterland of the Gulf of Policastro, in the direction of Padula. It is about 130 km from Salerno and 14 km from Policastro. From Salerno, taking the A3 motorway (Salerno-Reggio Calabria), exit at Padula-Buonabitacolo, then continue on the Bussentina towards the Gulf of Policastro until Caselle in Pittari. For those coming from the coast, instead, the Bussentina is taken in Policastro.

Distance from Salerno: 132 km, approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes by car
Railway station: Policastro, 14 km

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