Our meet-up is at the riding stables of the agritourism: an unforgettable day on horseback awaits us!
We set off along the road that skirts the hill to the right of the agritourism, and ride for approximately 3 km until we reach the little chapel of St. John, dating back to 1300, probably built by Basilian monks.
We continue to Celsus (10 Km from the starting point), along trails that immerse you in nature so that you can fully appreciate the beauty of the Mediterranean maquis, with its broom, bramble, heather, holly oak, oak and rowan. We enter Celsus, through the arch of Palazzo Mazziotti (now a national monument) which belonged to a Baron and very illustrious scholar. An ancient medieval village dating back to 1050, Celsus was the scene of the events of the Risorgimento in Cilento which took place in 1828 and 1848.
After leaving the village (418m above sea level) we continue to Pollica through the green Mediterranean scrubland, passing a young chestnut forest on our way. Meanwhile, a breathtaking view of the sea opens up in front of us! We enter the town by skirting around the Franciscan convent founded in 1611 by Prince Capano. Pollica is a very characteristic town: of particular note are its many beautiful stone doorways and especially the 17th century tower of the palace of the Capano princes which overlooks the village.
Here we stop for a tasty picnic, prepared in-house, accompanied by a refreshing glass of wine. It’s important to have a really good rest before setting off again!
Leaving Pollica, we ride along narrow paths, valleys and streams to Pioppi, and so the sea.
We will return to the riding stables of the agritourism during the afternoon, buzzing with the emotions of the day.
Price: € 75 per person
‘Between the Middle Ages and the Risorgimento’ on the Cilento Horse Riding website