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Enjoy your holidays in wonderful South Italy: Cilento National Park.

Pollica, Celso, Galdo

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Alessandra Schiavo

Pollica is the perfect destination for a walk in a village set on a hill overlooking the sea, that still keeps the feature of an ancient, rural town.


The town’s attractions
The church of Saint Nicholas, of the 17th century, has got the Altar in polychrome marble and the ceiling decorated by Matteo Cilento in 1890.
The princes Capano’s Palace (1610) and its medieval tower, today a municipal property.
The Franciscan Monastery of Saint Mary of Graces, 1611, keeps the paintings made by Nicola Malinconico; behind the Altar is the wood Choir of the 18th and the wood coffered ceiling made by Giuseppe Marrocco from Celso. The Virgin’s statue is placed on the back wall, into a niche surrounded by a refined polychrome stucco decorations by Pietro Sernicola.
The chapel of Saint Peter, dating back to 1524 but renovated in a modern style. It is deconsecrated.



Going on towards Celso
the frazione (hamlet) Celso is on the northern side of the Serra di Molino a Vento. It was referred to in a document dated 1050. The Northern town gateway is characterized by the “muraglione” (great wall) leading to the arch under the façade of Mazziotti Palace.
To visit:
- parish church of the Assumption;
- Mazziotti Palace
- Amoresano Place
- Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli and the monastery of the Augustinians; from the ruined walls you will get a glimpse of paintings, frescoes and stucco decorations, all works by Pietro Sernicola. The monks have taken care of the structure, also thanks to the devotion of Baron Francesco Antonio Mazziotti from Celso and his heirs, who protected it for two centuries.



A walk towards Galdo
Galdo Cilento is a frazione of Pollica. The name has Langobard origins and it could be translated as “wood, forest”. The village still preserves peculiar Late Medieval style. From the road that connects Celso to San Mauro Cilento the village climbs down towards valley bottom. Along the road:
- the church of San Rocco;
- Rizzo’s Palace, characterized by a circular tower, in the style of the 1500’s;
- The chapel of Santa Caterina.
- The Palace of the Barons Galdi, built on the ruins of an ancient medieval structure in the late 1500; on the portal, dating back to 1605, the family’s crest. On the vault is painted the crest. The courtyard was once overlooked by the defence tower. Interesting is also the family chapel dedicated to the Ascension where you can see the matroneum (a gallery originally intended to accommodate women).
- The church of San Nicola Di Bari. It was built up in 1300’s and renovated in 1600/1700’s. The church is neglected but, in the past times it was decorated in refined paintings and stuccoes. The bell tower is also outstanding.


Accommodation in the nearby
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Casa vacanze: Casa dei Gerani

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From € 200,00
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Case al mare Albemagi├╣

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From € 500,00
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Residence Ancora

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From € 400,00
per 7gg / appartamento

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Hotel Girasole

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Seaside town

From € 90,00
B&B / a camera

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