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The history of this attractive Italian town started in the 6th century, when Agropoli was run by the powerful local family. During its history, the town was several times ambushed by pirates who wished to turn Agropoli into their base. Today one of the most notable architectural sights of the city, ancient gates, reminds of those times.
One of the main symbols of the city is an ancient fortress dating back to the 15th century. Although the first defensive structures were erected on its site in the 6th century, the fortress … Open
Agropoli is a small town with a population of around 25 thousand of people. During summer days the number of people increases in three times and two third of the population form tourists. Mild climate and spacious beaches have attracted visitors from European countries for years. In summer this small town turns into a center of entertainment, where life stops neither on daytime, nor at night.
Whole coastal zone is occupied by beaches. Nearby are located restaurants, trading centers and entertainment complexes. Travelers, who enjoy active rest, will definitely like this place as here they can easily find sports centers, a modern aqua park and attraction parks. Guests, who prefer nightlife, should visit discotheques, dancing areas and night clubs. Agropoli can amaze even exotic cuisine connoisseurs – in local restaurants are served various dishes from fresh seafood, truffles, dishes made of meat and, certainly, best Italian wines and refined desserts. Copyright
During summer, Agropoli turns into a modern entertainment center, which offers vacationers to visit various clubs and discos. The entire coastal zone of the Italian resort town is occupied … Open
The city also has several historic sights, which are definitely worth visiting when entertainment turns to be a bit boring. Among the religious buildings are the Church of St. Peter and Paul built in the 6th century and the Church of St. Mary of Constantinople created in the beginning of the 16th century. Many sights in this town were created at the times of the Byzantine Empire – a medieval fortress, numerous burial places and protective facilities.
agropoli The main religious attraction of the city is the magnificent Church of St. Mary Draperis; it is not formidable, yet attractive due to it’s beautiful decor. This church has preserved antique murals, as well as practically all of the original decorations. It is located on one of the hills near the coastline, and there are a few natural observation decks located on site. Mary is considered to be the patroness of the city, and so every year on the 24th of July there is a festive and incredibly interesting celebration held in her honour.
One of the city’s oldest buildings is considered to be the St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church. Its construction was finished in 593AD, and this church is valued for it’s unique architecture and the spirit of antiquity. In honour of these saints, there is an interesting annual celebration held in the city on 29th June. The festival is accompanied with street performances, gastronomic events, and various master-classes, which familiarise visitors with the native culture.
The primary historical site of the city is considered to be the Aragonese Castle, which was built in 15th Century; to study all of it’s features will take more than a day. It is located on top of the hill; to reach the fort one must first overcome a long path of stairs. A vast number of curious surprises awaits the travellers, as not only may they take a free stroll around the surroundings, but also evaluate the collection of various art objects inside. Often there are interesting cultural events held on site, for example, one can come for a rock concert, or indeed for a classical music event. The picturesque historic location is ideal for walking strolls, and there are numerous fine observation decks from which the tourists love to take pictures of the coast and watch the sunset.
Agropoli is famous for its picturesque hotels with relaxed atmosphere; design of some of them is unique. B & B I Fiori del Mare offers its customers chic rooms in different colors … Open
Amongst the city’s museums Palazzo Civico delle Arti stands out the most. In this magnificent Arts Palace is located rich and diverse exhibit collection. Almost all of the ground floor of this is taken by the Historical museum. Various archaeological artefacts, that were found during the research of the city’s territory are also presented in this museum.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Agropoli
♥   Castle 'Gerione Castle' Campagna, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Forte La Carnale' Salerno, 39.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Terracena' Salerno, 41.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Arechi' Salerno, 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca di San Quirico' Roccapiemonte, 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Agropoli
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano' , 32.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Vesuvio' , 71 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Lucano-Val d’Agri-Lagonegrese' , 86.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Pollino' , 106.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Agropoli from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Arco Naturale

From the series “Incredible Natural Arches Built by Water and Wind”
Guests of the picturesque Italian island can easily and quickly reach the natural sights. The stretch of the coast with the arch is located half an hour’s walk from the Via Matermania road. Near the arch there are many interesting places for walks. Here you can see rare plant species, frightening rocky cliffs and coastal landscapes of fabulous beauty. … Read further

Positano Village

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
There are hotels in some of the colorful buildings. Positano is popular among lovers who opt for a romantic getaway. Local restaurants, in which you can taste the most popular national delicacies and imported wines from different regions of the country, deserve the high praise. Fans of beach holidays won’t be disappointed too. They will have an opportunity to swim and sunbathe at the picturesque sandy beaches. … Read further
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