Trentinara: the terrace of Cilento



A place that evokes emotions at around 600 meters above sea level that overlooks the Sele river valley.

  • La Terrazza degli Innamorati a Trentinara
  • La piazza panoramica di Trentinara con la statua di Saul e Isabella
  • Le maioliche dipinte a mano dall’artista Sergio Vecchio a Trentinara
  • La zipline di Trentinara che permette di volare sospesi in aria
  • Veduta del Monte Sottano
  • La via dell'Amore a Trentinara

Discover the love path in Trentinara: a poetic journey through history and evocative panoramas.

Trentinara is a picturesque village perched on top of the Rupe Cantenna, a few kilometers from Paestum and its archaeological site. It boasts a privileged position that offers breathtaking views of the entire Gulf of Salerno, from Capri to Punta Licosa and Mount Gelbison. Trentinara is also known as the town of love, thanks to an ancient legend about the secret and impossible love between the brigand Saul and the daughter of a marquis, Isabella. Unable to live their love freely, the two lovers embraced and jumped to their deaths from the cliff of Trentinara.

Today, the memory of Saul and Isabella lives on in the village's streets, especially in the "Via dell'Amore" (Love Street). This long walk is lined with hand-painted tiles by the artist Sergio Vecchio, engraved with light verses of poets and writers. Before reaching the most panoramic point of the village, visitors pass by the "Terrazza degli Innamorati" (Lovers' Terrace), with its two red benches surmounted by installations that celebrate all forms of love. The route ends in the village square, where the statue of Saul and Isabella stands in a central position. In a corner overlooking the Gulf of Salerno is a sign with the words "Kiss, please," inviting lovers to share a kiss. Another symbol of love for the locals is the "Preta 'Ncatenata" (Chained Stone): two rocks that embrace each other against the backdrop of the Sele Plain.

Trentinara is also a village of ancient gastronomic traditions, which are handed down and celebrated at the annual bread festival in August. Visitors can also enjoy the natural beauty of the area, with many trails to explore on foot or by bike, such as the Tremonti Trail along the Solofrone River and the Sentiero degli Sposi (Newlyweds' Trail). But there is one more thing that the bravest visitors can do in Trentinara: the Flight of the Angel. This panoramic flight at more than 300 meters above sea level lasts for one and a half minutes, and offers stunning views of the Gulf of Salerno, the Cilento Coast, and Paestum. Trentinara is a truly enchanting village, with something to offer everyone. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, a foodie, or simply a romantic, you're sure to fall in love with Trentinara.

Where to stay in Trentinara

Accommodations for holidays in Cilento.

Where to stay in Trentinara: view holiday homes, hotels, bed and breakfasts and farmhouses where you can spend your holidays.

Trentinara: the terrace of Cilento: useful information

Trentinara is a municipality in the province of Salerno and is part of the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park. Trentinara is immersed in an extraordinary natural landscape, with trails leading to places such as the Calore River Gorge, Mount Pruno and the Sele Valley. Hiking, hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts can enjoy numerous outdoor activities. In addition, the town has an interesting historical-artistic heritage, with several churches and period buildings, such as the Church of San Giovanni Battista and the Ducal Palace. The local gastronomy of Trentinara is characterized by high-quality products, such as wine, olive oil, buffalo mozzarella and salami. There are several wineries and farms that offer tastings and guided tours. The town also has a zipline, a 1.5 km cable at an altitude of about 400 meters that connects the departure station located in the town with the arrival station on the hill opposite. The flight lasts about one and a half minutes. The zipline is open from April 16 to October 30. Spring hours are from 10:00 to 19:00 (until 18:00 in October). Opening is only scheduled for holidays and Saturdays and Sundays. In summer, however, it is possible to fly from 10:00 to 19:30. The village is also a destination for hikers who follow the Tremonti Gorges trail: a path that starts in Giungano, runs alongside the Solofrone river crossing the entire Tremonti valley and ascends to Monte Cantenna.


Geographic location

Trentinara can be reached from the north by taking the A3 SA/RC motorway to the Battipaglia exit, where you turn onto the SS 18 Tirrena Inferiore. Continue for about 40 km to the Vallo Scalo exit. Then follow the signs for the village, which is 15 km away. The nearest railway station is Capaccio-Roccadaspide. Here you can take buses and shuttle services to reach the village.

Distance from Salerno: 59 km, about 1 hour by car
Railway station: Capaccio-Roccadaspide, 14 km

Information request

The request is for the owners of the structures of Trentinara: the terrace of Cilento

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Other lodgings nearby

Check out other available accommodations in Trentinara: the terrace of Cilento: rooms and apartments for rent for holidays in Cilento.

  • Luisa San Felice

    Guest Houses in Agropoli

    Two stylish rooms with breathtaking sea views, offering all the comforts of home: air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, minibar, and linen....

    • Rooms: 2 -
    • Guests (max): 8 -
    • Dist. from the beach (m.): 300
  • Apollo

    apartments in Santa Maria di Castellabate

    The apartment is 45 square meters in size and can accommodate up to 3 people. It is equipped with a kitchenette, a living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom.....

    • Rooms: 2 -
    • Guests (max): 5 -
    • Dist. from the beach (m.): 1500
  • Villa Ambrosia

    villas in Santa Maria di Castellabate

    Apartments with air conditioning and independent entrance. Linen is provided. Reserved parking and electric bicycles are available to guests....

    • Rooms: 10 -
    • Guests (max): 20 -
    • Dist. from the beach (m.): 1500
  • Nettuno

    apartments in Santa Maria di Castellabate

    The apartment is equipped with all the amenities you need for a relaxing vacation, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a swimming pool....

    • Rooms: 2 -
    • Guests (max): 4 -
    • Dist. from the beach (m.): 1500
  • Bacco

    apartments in Santa Maria di Castellabate

    The apartment is located on the ground floor of a villa with a swimming pool in San Marco di Castellabate, a town in the Cilento region of Italy....

    • Rooms: 2 -
    • Guests (max): 5 -
    • Dist. from the beach (m.): 1500

Houses, land and buildings for sale

Ads of real estate properties for sale in Cilento.

Towns to visit in Cilento

Cilento is a region rich in natural landscapes and history, and its villages are a testimony to its beauty. There are towns on the sea, such as Acciaroli, Palinuro and Marina di Camerota, where it is possible to enjoy the beach and the crystal clear sea. Other towns such as Castellabate, Casal Velino and Pollica are located on the hills and offer breathtaking panoramic views of the coast.

Discover the main tourist destinations of Cilento.