The Cilento is a region of the central and southern sections of the province of Salerno in southwestern Italy. It is about a two-hour drive from Naples. Its origins date back to the ancient Greeks and even further. It is comprised of over 200 cities, towns and little villages including Novi Velia home to the Shrine of the Madonna del Sacro Monte, which in English means Our Lady of the Sacred Mountain.

The Cilento’s territory is comprised of beautiful mountain ranges and gorgeous coastal Mediterranean beaches. The landscape is so stunning and its culture and history so valuable that Italy has designated the area a national park and UNESCO has made it a world heritage site.