Ascea is an ancient village of Middle Ages origin. It is situated on a hill from which it dominated the coast, where there is the hamlet called Ascea Marina . Marina di Ascea is more famous than Ascea: tourists love it for its sea and thanks to the presence of the excavations in Velia , one of the most important towns of Magna Graecia . The beaches of Marina di Ascea are long and wide. On a rock, there are the remains of an ancient tower: this rock divides the beach into two parts; one is sandy and goes toward Casal Velino ; the other is rocky and goes towards Pisciotta . The coast is variegated and it is made of rocks, caves, hidden beaches, and creeks. You can reach the most beautiful beaches by boat, fro example the ones of Baia d'Argento and Baia della Rondinella.
In Marina di Ascea there are the remains of the ancient town of Elea (later called Velia by Romans): this was a colony founded by Greeks around 540 b. C. This was the seat of the important pre-Socratic philosophy school , whose main leader was Parmenides .
In Ascea there is an interesting sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady : along the road towards the sanctuary there are several beautiful icons. Each of them represents a moment of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
During the summer there are interesting theatre performances of Greek classical theatre in the excavations and in the theatre Parmenides..
Hotel Il nidoCasal Velino
The Nido Residence-Country House, rises at dead of a land rich in culture and in an un contaminated nature, where you can spend a very pleasant holiday. It' s the right point to visit the places more picturesque in the south coast of Campania. Historical and valuable itineraries to visit are not far away from ...
Excavations of VeliaVelia
The ancient velia, the prosperous city of Magna Graecia, was located on the coast of the territory of Ascea Marina and famous for its important Eleatic philosophical school. The archaeological excavations have unearthed its remains that can currently be visited ...
Ascea Marina: Monuments...
San Michele Arcangelo Church
San Nicola di Mira Church
Madonna del Carmine Sanctuary is very interesting, on the road to the sanctuary there are many icons that portray the different episodes of Christ's Passion
Palazzo Maresca; Falcione; De Dominicis, today Ricci, full of friezes in which the courtyard and the portal form the design of a theatre; palazzo Alario, seat of the foundation "Alario per Elea-Velia"; palazzo Barbarella; Torrusio and Ferolla
Torre del telegrafo, a tower
Torre La Sciabica,a semi-destroyed tower at the mouth of Fiumarella River
Elegant rural houses
The cliff. It is made of creeks, rocks and beaches in front of a wonderful transparent water
The sea-side. The beach is really wonderful, it is 5 km long and 70 m large and the sand is really soft
The path of lovers
where is Ascea Marina...
Marina di Ascea is located on the coast of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. 42 km from the excavations of Paestum with its beautiful temples well preserved. It is about 36km from Agropoli, about 12 Km from the picturesque village of Pisciotta, about 18 Km from the beautiful seaside resort of Acciaroli and about 43 Km from Castellabate and its hamlets,. Just 22Km from Marina di Ascea there are the beautiful caves of Capo Palinuro, about 33 Km there is Marina di Camerota, at 60km Sapri in the Gulf of Policastro, and at 77 Km there is Maratea. Marina di Ascea is 68 km from Eboli and 98 km from Salerno, the provincial capital. The famous ruins of Pompeii are 125 km away and the Amalfi Coast is about 100 km
Photos of Ascea
Photos of the territory of Ascea Marina and the excavations of Velia.