Style and History
Your vacation home
in the heart of the Vallo di Diano
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In middle of an ancient village
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In the heart of the ancient village of Atena Lucana
Bella Vista House Bellavista House was built in the heart of the historic village of Atena Lucana.
The name is inspired by the gorgeous environment that surrounds it. New and original in its decor with a unique choice of interiors that not only offers the best amenities and all comforts (washing machine, fridge, wifi, TV, …) but also combines style and history.
The apartment is on two floors, the living area on the ground floor with a complete kitchen and in the living room a large window overlooking a fantastic panorama and the surrounding mountains. On the first floor is the sleeping area with a unique bathroom, ideal for moments of relaxation. To round off the experience spacious and free parking spaces on the property are available
Located in the massif of the Alburni Mountains, the Pertosa-Auletta Caves are one of the central geosites of the Cilento Geopark and have two unique features: they are the only caves in Italy where it is possible to see an underground river (the Negro) at the same time they are also the only ones in Europe to discover the remains of a pile-dwelling village from the second millennium BC.
You will have the possibility of a fascinating boat tour on the river in which you will be immersed in a magical silence, broken only by the sound of downpours from the underground waterfall.
The visit allows you to explore the caves and cavities that nature has formed over thousands of years.
The Padula Charterhouse or San Lorenzo is a charterhouse in Padula in the Vallo di Diano in the province of Salerno. It is the first Charterhouse to be built in Campania, anticipating those of San Martino in Naples and San Giacomo in Capri.
With an area of 51,500 m², three cloisters, a garden, a courtyard and a church, it is one of the most magnificent baroque monumental complexes in southern Italy, as well as the largest charterhouse in Italy and one of the largest in Europe.
Since 1957 it has housed the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Western Lucania; In 1998 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The route of the Tibetan bridges of the Sasso di Castalda has its origins on the banks of the "Fosso Arenazzo", which opens right at the foot of the charming old town.
Through a span of 300 meters and at 102 meters in the emptiness of the stream below, literally floating in the air, you reach the ruined castle that dominates the village from an evocative vantage point.
The goal is a terrace with a view of the bridge, a glass skywalk that invites you to look at the path you have taken and take a deep breath.
In the immediate vicinity of the ancient ruins of the medieval fortress there is a viewpoint with rotating binoculars, from which you can admire the panorama of the surrounding mountains at 360 degrees.
Classic and modern tourism
Atena Lucana is the oldest town in Vallo di Diano. Its history dates back to Magna Graecia.
Under Lucanian domination it was one of the 12 city states and then became part of the Roman orbit with such great importance that the Diano Valley received the name Campus Atina (mentioned even by Pliny the Elder and Marco Tullio Cicero). The city then lived through the Middle Ages witnessing the terrible earthquake of 1561 and the plague of 1656.
The city took part in the Jacobin uprisings in 1799 and today preserves its history in the village, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, palaces and military architecture. There are also the walls from the 6th century BC. which extend in an inscriptional path over the archaeological area in Serrone.
In addition from Atena it is possible to visit the neighboring sites such as the Pertosa Caves, the Castelcivita Caves, the Auso Waterfall (Ottati) and the Certosa di Padula. The Tanagro river, Sasso di Castalda with the Tibetan bridge “Alla Luna”, La Sellata with its paths, the Angel’s Flight and the Castelmezzano via ferrata also invite to outdoor activities.
Working HoursPets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, party/events.