The town of Casal Velino lies nestled on a lush hill and is one of the most beautiful places of the Cilento coast. Its ancient origin is linked to the depopulation of Elea-Velia: in fact there are numerous evidences that connect Casal Velino to the ancient city of Parmenides and Zeno. The village was mentioned for the first time with the name of Casalicchio, in 1063. It had been Autonomous University until it became Municipality on August 8th 1806. Later, the name Casalicchio was changed into Casal Velino.
According to tradition, Casal Velino was born when the inhabitants of the villages of S. Matteo ad duo flumina, S. Giorgio and S. Zaccaria (that together formed the territory of Casalicchio) abandoned their villages to escape from Saracen raids and to defend themselves against Anopheles that, even in the early 1900 infested the Velia plain. The splendour and richness of the village had always been the olive trees, the white fig of Cilento and the rearing of goats, sheep and cattle.
Marina di Caslvelino
One of the best known seaside towns since ‘60 is a small village of ancient origins: it was, in fact, one of the trade ports of ancient Elea-Velia. In recent years it has had a large population increase due to the urban transformation. Here you will find numerous hotels, residence, resorts and agriturismo. The promenade of Marina di Casal Velino, full of clubs, is one of the most popular summer hangouts.
During summer hydrofoil service connects the village with Salerno, Amalfi and Capri. In addition, boats trips to the grottoes of Palinuro (in depth) and to the entire Cilento coasts, both day and night are available.
Absolutely not to miss a boat to enjoy the stretch of coast from the port of Casalvelino to Acciaroli: fascinating coves, crystal-clear waters and underwater landscapes.
San Matteo ad duo flumina Chaple
This Chapel is important for having kept the body of Matthew the Apostle. Located in the plain of CasalVelino in the 19th century and until the first half of the 20th, it was over 2 km from the village; but today it is included in the urban perimeter of the marina. The chapel is 8.25 m long and 5.25 m wide and it has three windows. On the stuccoed altar is placed the portrait of Matthew the Apostle, canvas donated by the Abbot of Cava Monsignor Granada.
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