After my visit to Paestum, I drove south to a small mountain village, Laureana Cilento. It is a very picturesque little village, high up on a mountain, with narrow alleys, several churches and one hotel. Expedia had made it sound like the hotel was close to Paestum, which it is not. But visiting this picturesque village was worth the drive. The hotel was small but nice, with a picturesque interior. It used to house an olive oil press.
Laureana Cilento with the church. In the background is the town of Agropoli and the Gulf of Salerno. (1235k) View across the valley from Laureana Cilento with another mountain village. (947k) The church in Laureana Cilento. In the background is the town of Agropoli and the Gulf of Salerno. (1180k) Mountain village near Laureana Cilento. (762k) Main church in Laureana Cilento. (1206k) Smaller church in Laureana Cilento. (872k) Cappella Gentilizia SS. Annunziata (14th century). (691k) Alley in Laureana Cilento. (1063k) Old woman resting. (1040k) The hotel in Laureana Cilento. (839k) Inside the hotel. (1170k) Olive oil jar from 1771 in the hotel. (764k) Olive oil press from 19th century in the hotel. (839k) Olive oil press from 19th century in the hotel. (837k)