In a unique landscape, alternating sea and mountains, deep valleys and terraces of citrus, everybody can choose his ideal holiday, from nature and silence, health and culture, beaches, thermal treatments, naturalistic walks.
The old town still shows the path of orthogonal streets of Roman origin with thistles and decumani, while towards the mountain it is surrounded by sixteenth century walls. There you can find the Cathedral, rebuilt in the fifteenth century, with neo-Gothic facade, and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, with a remarkable fourteenth-century cloister with Arabic arches portic that twist on octagonal pillars . In the Correale Museum of Terranova they are exhibited the collections of Greek and Roman artcrafts and Capodimonte porcelain, with a section dedicated to the XVII-XIX century painting; from the park you can enjoy a magnificent view of the gulf. At Punta del Capo, 3 km to the west, are considered Roman ruins of the villa of Pollio Felice (first century A.D.). Another seaside villa is the “Villa of Agrippa Postumus”, situated under today’s Hotel Bellevue Syrene. The villa was built by the unlucky Augustus’ grandson