Giungano-Campania-Italy


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  • Palazzo Ducale

This village is surrounded by an area of predominantly olive groves and vast vineyards with beautiful views of the Gulf of Agropoli-Paestum and the Gulf of Salerno. The tourist or traveler arriving in this country leaves behind the old sea of Paestum and the vast plain of the Sele and through ancient villages where still is the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Through the many paths of Monte Sottano and Mount Cantenna you can be seen clearly important routes of botany and nature between the slopes, the cliffs, ravines, springs, waterfalls and caves.The town is located about 14 km from the sea 
According to tradition the name of the country "Iuncano" derives from "IUNCUS" (reed) for its processing the inhabitants of the place were famous. Giungano is located along the ancient road that connected Paestum, Alto Cilento and Lucania. Archaeological finds, now preserved in the nearby museum of Paestum, show that the area was inhabited since the Paleolithic. Its foundation dates back to the period in which the inhabitants of the decayed Paestum left the coast and the flat became too dangerous because of the Saracen invasions and the spread of malaria. The local memory is said that the first house was built by such Zappulli; in 1003 A.D.

In the old town dominated by Monte Cantenna they are well preserved palaces feudal era in particular the Ducal Palace, PALAZZO Picilli, Guglielmotti PALACE, PALACE Stromilli, PALAZZO Aulisio, I LANES AND GATES IN STONE.
Valuable is the Church of St. Mary of the Assumption of the XV sec., With its octagonal tower and its dome bulb. Inside there are interesting statues of the Assumption and St. Alphonsus. According to tradition, the statue of the Assumption was brought by exiles pestani after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Just outside of the country, namely the entrance stands the old CEMETERY BENEDETTINO which was built in the twelfth century. along with its pretty little church. The building was old convent and experienced many seasons of brilliance with the echoes of prayer in the church, cloister and cells.

How to reach us
By car - Coming from the North ...
1. Follow the A3 toward south
2. Proceed east on A3 to Exit Battipaglia
3. Take exit Battipaglia
4. Take exit Paestum and take State Road 18 Variant
5. Continue to follow SS18
6. Go through 1 roundabout
7. Take the ramp to Via Fuscillo / SS18
8. Turn left at Via Fuscillo / SS18
9. Turn left at Contrada Mornings / SP137
10. Continue to follow Provincial Road 137
11. Slight right at Via Piana
12. Turn left at Via Giordano Bruno
WELCOME TO GIUNGANO - Piazza Vittorio Veneto
By car - From the South ...
1. Follow the A3 toward north
2. Head west on A3 to Exit Eboli
3. Take exit Eboli
4. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for SS18 - Paestum
5. Continue to follow SP30
6. Go through 2 roundabouts
7. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto SS18 / Viale Paestum
8. Continue to follow SS18
9. Go through 1 roundabout
10. Take the ramp to Via Fuscillo / SS18
11. Turn left at Via Fuscillo / SS18
12. Turn left at Contrada Mornings / SP137
13. Continue to follow Provincial Road 137
14. Slight right at Via Piana
15. Turn left at Via Giordano Bruno
WELCOME TO GIUNGANO - Piazza Vittorio Veneto
By train ... The train station is the Agropoli-Castellabate on the Naples-Salerno-Reggio Calabria
By bus ... it is served by the company Bus Giuliano di Sessa Cilento (Sa)