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Roccagloriosa: photo description (Roccagloriosa)

Roccagloriosa is a small picturesque village South-East of Naples, located on Silentinstall Riviera. The village grew on the hill around the ruins of the ancient castle, built in the 6th century. Although it is known that the first settlements in this area relate to more ancient times.

The medieval centre of Roccagloriosa is characterized by narrow and winding streets with steep hills. Familiarity with this part of town is best to start with the Piazza del Popolo, facing the Gulf of Policastro and the mountain Bulgheria. Walking through the narrow alleys, you can see the portals of the ancient palaces - the Casa website, Casa Gvid and the Palazzo De Caro. From here a stone staircase leads up to the Palazzo de Curtis and Marotta Palazzo and, finally, directly to the ruins of the ancient castle, erected on the highest point of the region. Near the ruins is a chapel Gloriosa, from which came the modern name of the village. The summit offers spectacular views of the entire Gulf of Policastro.

Of religious buildings Roccagloriosa worth noting is the Renaissance Church of 17th century San nicolò with a pointed roof, the Church of San Giovanni Battista of the 11th century, the monastery of San Mercurio 10th century and the Church of the rosary with a statue of the virgin Mary known as La Greek, is one of the most interesting local churches with historical and artistic points of view.

Special mention deserves the Roccagloriosa Antiquarium with archaeological artifacts 4-3 century BC, which was discovered in the necropolis. These findings prove that in the era of the bronze and iron ages modern Roccagloriosa was inhabited by people. The earliest settlement dates back to the 5th century BC - around it was later erected a wall, the necropolis was built outside.

Lovers of natural beauties like the national Park of "Cilento e Vallo di Diano", included in the list of world Heritage of UNESCO. On site to produce local cheese "mozzarella di bufala". In addition, within the Park are the ancient temples of Paestum and the archaeological area of Velia.