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Cava de' Tirreni: Medieval Center Guided Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Cava de' Tirreni: Medieval Center Guided Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 200.21 per group up to 25

Step through time and embark on a guided tour of Cava de 'Tirreni, a medieval city near Salerno. Explore its historic center, filled with arcades, fountains, and places of true art.

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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, English
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  • See medieval Italy brought to life on this guided tour of Cava de 'Tirreni
  • Visit the convent of St. Francesco and St. Antonio with its many sights
  • Stroll through Borgo Scacciaventi, the historic medieval center of the city
  • Explore the elegant cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria della Visitazione
  • Visit the Fountain of the Dolphins and the square with its famous chessboard
Full description

Discover a city with hidden gems from the past on this guided walking tour of the medieval center of Cava de' Tirreni. You’ll visit historic sights such as a Franciscan convent, a war monument, magnificent fountains, and much more.

Your tour will start with a visit to the Sanctuary of St. Francesco and St. Antonio, built in 1500, and rebuilt several times after damage from war and earthquakes. Explore its crypt, with its meditative chapel, see the mosaic of the planisphere, a library of the Franciscan friars, and a large nativity scene.

Next is Borgo Scacciaventi, the historic center of the medieval village with its characteristic arcades. Once inhabited by the artisans of Cava, famous in the textile sector, it still retains the windows and balconies of the old shophouses.

Here you can visit any of the many shops to taste the culinary delicacies of Campania.

The tour will then continue past the historic buildings in the heart of Cava De 'Tirreni up to the cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria della Visitazione, with its imposing facade rising from the top of a wide staircase. Built in 1500 and rebuilt after the 1980 earthquake, inside are magnificent works of art and a beautiful altar, dedicated to Sant 'Adiutore.

The cathedral overlooks the square below, with its Dolphin Fountain. 

You’ll end your trip through history by discovering the nearby Piazza Abbro, which contains a monument to those who fell during wartime, the town hall which was formerly a theater, and the huge chessboard pavement. You’ll finish the tour feeling like you've walked through history.

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    Meeting point

    Meet the tour guide on the stairs at Piazza San Francesco 1, they will be wearing a clearly visible license badge around their neck.

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    Product ID: 413313