Walking through the streets of the village of Castellabate you can still come across traces of the Middle Ages. We meet them in its elegant historic centre, which has a characteristic architectural structure. A tangle of streets, narrow alleys topped by arches and steep stairways follow one another without a precise direction. Now they open up towards a breathtaking view, now they lead to suggestive corners, now in a ravine framed by rich vegetation.
The historic center of Castellabate is considered one of the most beautiful villages near Naples. Became famous to the general public with the film “Welcome to the South”, just immerse yourself in its narrow streets and enjoy the suggestive panorama to realize that it is truly a delightful paradise full of surprises.
The historic territory of the municipality of Castellabate is immersed in the enchanting Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni national park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rich in historical and naturalistic wonders. Furthermore, even the sea and the coast that surrounds Castellabate are under biological marine protection to preserve their natural and environmental heritage and represent one of the first examples of a marine park in Italy. Premises that already make us understand the beauty of this village in Campania called the “pearl of Cilento”. A perfect destination for a day on the beach even for the Guardian, the famous British newspaper, which praised it. From here, beyond the Castello dell’Angelo is the mythical historic village, which is structured around the walls of the Castle itself. The fortress consists of perimeter walls with four corner towers. Inside, a maze of streets, stone alleys and very narrow passages below the houses. Underground which, according to some legends, were designed to rejoin the marine part of Castellabate and allow escape in the event of an invasion. All around the ancient streets stand the noble buildings and palaces: Palazzo Perrotti dating back to the 17th century, which still houses the room of Gioacchino Murat still intact; Palazzo Matarazzo, with its Aragonese portals; Ancient palace; Jaquinto palace; Palazzo Forziati; Meriglia palace; Palazzo Verrone; Palazzo Gammarano and Palazzo Comenale (seat of the municipal archive). Over time, the historic center of Castellabate has become a sought-after location for artistic and cultural events and exhibitions.