Laurino is a characteristic Cilento village whose foundation dates back to the III century BC. Rich in vegetation and unspoiled nature, Laurino was known in the past as "La Perla del Calore".
 
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Laurino

The pearl of Calore
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Village of Laurino
Municipality of Laurino

Province of Salerno
Campania Region

Population: 1.517 
Altitude centre: 531 m s.l.m.

Unesco Site:
Cilento and Vallo di Diano, Paestum, Velia and Certosa di Padula National Park

the Municipality is part of:
Città dei sapori
Unesco World Heritage Sites
Comunità Montana Calore Salernitano

Protected natural areas:
Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park

Municipality of Laurino
Piazza Agostino Magliani 10 - Laurino (SA)
Tel. +39 0974 941014

Laurino is a characteristic village cilentano that, from the top of a hill, 531 m a.s.l., dominates the whole surrounding landscape. At the foot of the hill flows the river Calore Lucano, coming from a source on Mount Cervati and rich in fauna is very particular, just think for example to the presence of the otter.

The era of the foundation probably dates back to the III century B.C. (278 a.C.). In fact his past was more glorious in the present, if we reflect on the fact that in the XII century the population far exceeded the 3,500 inhabitants, distributed on capoluogho and other fractions (Piaggine, Bag, Casaletto and sewer) from which you are then developed the surrounding countries. Today, because of emigration, it counts less than 1.900.

It takes its name, very probably, by the fact that in the surrounding vegetation is very widespread laurel. Consequently derives from the latin (Laurus, Laurinus) Laurino.

In the course of the centuries the ancient peoples have left valuable testimonies of their passage, as we recall the two wonderful medieval bridges donkey back, the ruins of the castle of the Longobardo, frescoes and various works carved in wood of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Rich in vegetation and uncontaminated nature, Laurino was known in the past as a "Pearl of the heat".

Certainly deserve a visit the convent of Sant'Antonio da Padova, the Church of Santa Maria Consalvo, the collegiate church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Ducal Palace of Spinelli and the remains of the Longobard Castle.

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Other destinations nearby

Cuccaro Vetere
Cuccaro Vetere
The historic center of Cuccaro Vetere retains a particular urban structure, one part leaning against the hill on which the castle stood and the other in the area of an ancient chapel
Salerno - 19.56 KM from Laurino
Montesano sulla Marcellana
Montesano sulla Marcellana
Montesano, in the province of Salerno, is one of the 14 municipalities belonging to the "Vallo di Diano 'Mountain Community, a few kilometers from Teggiano
Salerno - 31.6 KM from Laurino
Satriano di Lucania
Satriano di Lucania
The village of Satriano di Lucania is located in Basilicata, at the foot of the ancient Satrianum.
Potenza - 34.51 KM from Laurino
Rivello
Rivello
the village of Rivello and the splendid cloister of Sant'Antonio are located in Basilicata.
Potenza - 45.78 KM from Laurino

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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