Italia meridionale, meridione, bassa Italia, sud Italia, or simply il Sud. Welcome to the South. That’s Danielle Oteri’s simply masterful catchphrase which brings you into an Italy less explored: the Cilento, in the Campania region. Just south of Naples, and stretching from Paestum to the Gulf of Policastro, the Cilento is a mind-blowing landscape millennia rich in history and culture. To Oteri, the Cilento is more than a location, it’s her family’s ancestral home. A writer, art historian, and co-founder of FeastonCilento , Danielle’s love for Cilento is unmatched. Her Italian-American roots created dynamic, full immersion adventures in the Campania region and her time as an art history student in Italy cultivated a passion for the traces of the devastated Italian Renaissance in Naples.
Through FeastonHistory, she is unmasking the Cilento area to visitors who might have otherwise not given its wondrous landscape and culture the attention it deserves, and taking Italian gastro-tourism to new heights. From the Ancient Greeks and Wonder Woman to me and Danielle Oteri, let’s explore the Cilento!
In This Episode
[00:57] Meet Danielle Oteri of FeastonHistory
[07:04] Introducing Cilento, Campania
[10:39] Gastro tourism in Campania
[18:56] Visiting Paestum
[25:52] Visiting Naples
[28:00] Returning to the Cilento
[31:02] Danielle’s picks for best beaches in Cilento
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