Agropoli, with nearly 22 thousand inhabitants, is located in the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park. Thanks to its historical, cultural and artistic heritage, its traditional events and commercial network, it is a place to discover all year round.
History and Culture
The Angevin-Aragonese Castle, which rises majestically on the headland overlooking the town, is an important cultural attraction. Built by Byzantine in the 6th century, it is a must-see.
Very interesting the town centre promenade (where you can visit the Church of Our Lady of Constantinople, the Church of SS. Peter and Paul and the chapel of our Lady of Sorrows) that still preserves its original structure, with a maze of narrow streets and a breathtaking view of the sea.
From the town centre, through the monumental Portal of the 17th century, symbol of Agropoli, going down the famous “scaloni” (steps) you will arrive to Palazzo Civico delle Arti, that keeps significant archaeological findings and an art exhibition area.
Sea and Nature
From a naturalistic point of view the area of Trentova, Site of Community Importance and Special Protection Area, has got extraordinary value. It’s a long stretch of coast rich in Mediterranean vegetation and crossed by paths suitable for every type of outdoor activities: trekking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding. Thanks to the uncontaminated waters of Baia di Trentova, Agropoli is awarded every year the FEE "Blue flag".
Don't miss the Marina, the largest in the South of the province of Salerno, with a picturesque landscape of the ancient village.
Nightlife and Shopping
Agropoli is a full-of- life town all year round. San Marco promenade is full of bars, pizzerias, wine bars and pubs. In summer the nightlife illuminates every corner. In Agropoli leisure is also shopping.
Gastronomy is one of the reasons why you won’t easily forget Cilento and Agropoli. Over the centuries the Mediterranean diet, in this territory, has been a perfect nutrition model for healthy eating. Legumes, the blue fish, dairy products, vegetables and fresh seasonal vegetables are just some of the numerous ingredients that Cilento cuisine offers, together with renowned DOC wines, PDO olive oil and delicious PDO white fig of Cilento.