The ancient village of San Severino di Centola



Explore the enchanting ruins of San Severino di Centola: a medieval village abandoned on a rocky spur overlooking the Mingardo Valley.

  • In posizione dominante su di un colle roccioso le case abbandonate di San Severino di Centola
  •  L'antico insediamento di San Severino di Centola
  • Le vecchie case in pietra del borgo di San Severino di Centola
  • La scalinata che conduce al borgo di San Severino di Centola
  • Il borgo affaccia sulla Valle del Mingardo

The ancient houses, the chapels and the square, the castle and the viewpoints make this village one of the most charming places in Cilento

San Severino di Centola is an ancient medieval village in lower Cilento, Italy, that was definitively abandoned in the last century. Today, it is being preserved and promoted by the local community through the "Il Borgo" association. The charm of the village's ruins is unparalleled. The ancient settlement is located on a hill overlooking the Mingardo Valley and is divided into two parts by the saddle shape of the summit. On one side, is the castle and church area, and on the other side, is the civilian housing area. During the summer and beyond, the association organizes several events and gatherings to promote the site. Two of the most notable events are the sausage festival in August and the living nativity scene during the Christmas period. The sausage festival takes place in the square in front of the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in San Severino di Centola. It is a popular event that attracts visitors from all over the region. The living nativity scene is a beautiful and evocative event that brings to life the story of the birth of Christ. San Severino di Centola is a unique and fascinating place. It is a must-visit for anyone interested in history, culture, or simply beautiful scenery. In addition, it is located near Palinuro, a renowned seaside resort where you can enjoy the sea and other natural beauties of the area. You will also find a variety of vacation accommodations nearby to make your stay even more comfortable and convenient.

Where to stay in San Severino di Centola

Accommodations for holidays in Cilento.

Villa Preziosa

villas in San Severino di Centola

Villa with apartment on the first floor in San Severino di Centola (Palinuro). Accommodates up to 8 people. It has an internal surface area of 140 m2...

  • Rooms: 2
  • - Guests: 8
  • - Dist. from the beach (m.): 8000
  • - Air conditioning in triple room and kitchen
  • - Bathroom with hydromassage shower
  • - Dishwasher
  • - Garden
  • - Parking
  • air conditioning in triple room and kitchen
  • bathroom with hydromassage shower
  • dishwasher
  • equipped kitchen
  • equipped terrace
  • internet wi-fi
  • laundry room with two bathrooms and shower
  • mosquito nets
  • sofa bed
  • safe
  • tv
  • washing machine
  • garden
  • parking

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The ancient village of San Severino di Centola: useful information

The ancient village is located on a rocky spur along the road leading to the hamlet of San Severino di Centola. Access is free and the visit to the village is possible at any time of the year. The ancient houses that made up the settlement are partially under renovation. The view from the top is truly breathtaking. The village, in fact, overlooks the Mingardo Valley. For photography enthusiasts, it is advisable to go there in the morning so as to have the sun behind you that illuminates the entire surrounding area. The average travel time for the entire stretch is about 45 minutes.


Geographic location

How to reach San Severino di Centola by car, train, and plane.
By car: San Severino di Centola is located in the Cilento region of southern Italy, about 200 kilometers from Naples. The easiest way to reach the village by car is to take the A3 Autostrada del Sole from Naples in the direction of Salerno. Once in Salerno, take the A20 Autostrada Tirrenica Salentina in the direction of Reggio Calabria. Exit at the Battipaglia exit and follow the SS18 Tirrena Inferiore in the direction of Agropoli/Vallo della Lucania. After about 30 kilometers, take the SS18 variant in the direction of Futani. Exit at the Poderia exit and follow the signs for Centola/Palinuro. San Severino di Centola is about 2 kilometers from the Poderia exit.
By train: the nearest train station to San Severino di Centola is Centola-Palinuro-Marina di Camerota. There are direct trains from Naples to Centola-Palinuro-Marina di Camerota, with a travel time of about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From the train station, it is a 2-kilometer walk or a short taxi ride to San Severino di Centola.
By plane: the nearest airport to San Severino di Centola is Naples International Airport (NAP). There are direct flights from many major European cities to Naples. From Naples Airport, it is a 2-hour drive to San Severino di Centola.

Distance from Napoli: 200 km, approximately 2 hour and 15 minutes by car
Distance from Salerno: 112 km, approximately 1 hour and 36 minutes by car
Railway station: San Severino di Centola, 0 km

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