Agerola is a Mediterranean mix of alluring countryside,
green forests and delicious Italian cuisine. Far more beautiful
than its simple name “field”, Agerola also has an important
role in ancient history. The earliest Romans settled here, evident
in the unearthing of coins from the first Cesari of Rome, and the
Amphoras and Tombs at Lucerne.
Aside from its natural splendour, Agerola is filled
with religious artifacts. The 16th century statue of the Madonna
of Roses and a 15th century silver crucifix laid in the Church of
Saint Peter the Apostle. Today religious festivals draw crowds,
such as the Festival of the Fior di Latte and the procession of
the Holy Week, which is carried out in the streets of Bomerrano
and San Lazarro.
Within easy reach of the fantastic beaches
along the Amalfi Coast, and the romantic retreats at Scala and Positano,
there are several agerola
youth hostels with panoramic views of the sea. Ostello Beata
Solitudo sits perched in a hill over Agerola, and boasts friendly
staff and management and a homely atmosphere. Nido Degli Dei is
another hostel with amazing views, and elegantly furnished private
rooms. Tuck into delicious local cuisine, with Naples and the Latarri
Mountains as your backdrop. With buildings dating back to the early
1900s, Agriturismo Nonno Tobia is a historic rural retreat, with
a restaurant serving fresh farm produce to tantalize your tastebuds.