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Calitri: photo description (between calitri)

Calitri is a town in the province of Avellino in the Campania region, from which you can easily reach any point South of Italy. Local people call it "Positano Irpinia", meaning luxury Villa located on the Amalfi coast, the many Sunny days a year and incredible beauty of the scenery.

The whole territory of Irpinia dotted with castles and aristocratic palazzos, which suggests that in the past they played a huge role in the life of southern Italy. In addition, the Irpinia and the surrounding area of Vulture can boast of its landscapes not yet spoilt by mass tourism. Coming here, guests plunge into the atmosphere of the past with its antique villas, hidden in the bushes, ruins of castles on the hills, ancient cathedrals. And the current here of the Ofanto river splits into many tributaries, streams and rivulets, which are very enliven the landscape. Attract the attention of tourists and small waterfalls in numerous valleys.

He Calitri is known worldwide for its pottery. First local artisans were highly educated and respected people, and those who made pottery, was released in a special class. They were called "paincare" because they came from the village of Faenza. "Ceramists" even were living apart - on the street Pencari. In addition, Calitri developed the art of embroidery - it is quite widespread. Today tourists can spend the whole day in the workshop for production of ceramics and become acquainted with the secrets of this ancient craft. Especially popular is the workshop of Vito Zabatta, a local sculptor who teaches ancient italic-Pompeian style. In addition, Calitri you can go paragliding, horseback riding or skiing, go trekking or fishing. And wanting to relax and unwind await in the nearby thermal centers.

From Calitri easy access to the resorts of the Amalfi Riviera or the rugged coastline of the Gargano in Puglia or visit one of the many ancient towns in the surrounding area. MONTICCHIO, located in the crater of an extinct volcano and famous for its lakes with emerald green water surrounded by dense thickets of chestnut and padunov. There are also the ruins of the ancient Abbey of Sant Ippolito and San Michele. Aquilonia attracts fishing enthusiasts there is an artificial lake of San Pietro, as well as the ethnographic Museum and archaeological Park. In Bisaccia worth seeing the Castello Ducale, the iron age necropolis and the tomb of Princess Tomba della Principessa. Interesting castles are in villages Cyrano, the end of the della Campaign, Lagopesole, Melfi, Rocca San Felice, Montella, Torella dei Lombardi and Venosa. Special attention is given to the town of Sant'angelo dei Lombardi - here you can see the Abbey of San Guglielmo di Goleto, the chapel of San Luca, the Church of the Croce Greca and the Torre della Abbess. And in the village Willamina has a luxury thermal centre of San Teodoro.