Small Guide of Solopaca
Cerreto Sannita is a small town rebuilt in the '600 after a disastrous earthquake a few kilometers from Solopaca (Bn). It's better know for beautiful ceramical products which are made there from local artists.
Near Cerreto you will find the village of San Lorenzello, all this area is reknowed for its ceramics. It will not be difficult to visit the museum of ceramics and a few potters' workshops. We recommend BOTTEGA GIUSTINIANI in San Lorenzello.
Solopaca, the village where you are, is renowned for its wine production. You can visit the local wine cellar that collects the productions of more than 600 growers. The operators will be happy to offer you a tasting and, if you want, they can guide you in a visit of the cellar.
A few steps from our structure, along the main street of the village, you will find the monumental Vanvitellian complex of the mother church (at the inner wedges at the sides of the high altar are exposed two paintings of the Neapolitan '700 of the local master Decio Frascadore recently restored) and the bell tower over 35 meters high.
If you love mountain, Solopaca is situated at the foot of Mount Taburno, which has been a regional park for 10 years.
There you can find everything you need for a day in contact with nature. There are picnic posts, stations equipped with games for children, you can also go horse riding or take an adventure trail (suitable for everyone). Or simply enjoy the beautiful panorama that the mountain offers, with a breathtaking view over the whole valley. (Monte Taburno - Camposauro)
Take the time to visit the church of Madonna del Roseto. It is a church builts around 900 AD in the heart of the mountain. It's quite simple getting there by car.
NOTE: The people who live in Solopaca are devoted to Madonna del Roseto and every year in July, in procession, they climb the mountain on foot to bring the statue of the Madonna to the village and in September, in the same way, they bring back the statue to the mountain. (Madonna del Roseto)
�Three kilometres away is the town of Telese Terme with its many bar and restaurant. We recommend a walk along Viale Minieri and a visit to the lake of Telese, a stunning spot.
In Telese there is also a beautiful park with solphur water river in which you can kajaking (Parco del Grassano).
(Terme di Telese)
Telese is better known for its termal treatments. There are several treatments that can be done, from cold baths to warm ones, enjoying a source of sulfur water. In the park it is also possible to taste the water, it is sparkling and they say it is very useful for the body.
One of the most beautiful village around is Sant'Agata De'Goti, that thanks to its architectural peculiarity has received the orange flag as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.
NOTE: Many events have take place in the village. The most famous is the Infiorata del Corpus Domini. Every year the squares of the historic center host the altars for the passage of the procession and are decorated with thousands of colorful flowers.
Sant'Agata was often a film set. Many films and short films have been shot here. Among others 'The rest of nothing', inspired by the homonymous novel by Enzo Striano, 'My generation', with Silvio Orlando, Claudio Amendola and Stefano Accorsi, 'L'imbroglio nel lenzuolo' with Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Nathalie Caldonazzo and the film by Alessandro Siani 'We accept miracles', with Fabio de Luigi and Serena Autieri.
At 25 minutes by car we suggest you to visit the ancient city of Benevento, of pre-Roman age, capital of the Duchy of Benevento in the Middle Ages and papal estate in the Renaissance. You can take a walk in the charming and well kept old town, visit the arch of Trajan the remains of the majestic Roman theater, and discover many ancient remains. The museum of sannio with the cloister, the church of santa sofia with the bell tower. You can stop in the many bars and restaurants or spend a few minutes shopping in corso garibaldi.(
(Arco di Traiano)
In 40 minutes you can reach the palace of Caserta, a monument included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Please take your time to visit this fantastic place! It could be an amazing experience, not only for the timeless beauty of palazzo reale, but also for the majesty of garden with fountains inspired by greek myths.
(Reggia di Caserta)
If you like adventure, we suggest you book the adventure trail at the Forre di Lavello. There are several routes of different length and difficulty.
Take a look at the site for more information.
If you have any questions or if you need addictional informations, please contact us we will be happy to answer your curiosities.
Anyway, in your room you will find a more complete guide to the various places decribed above.
We hope to have been useful, we wish you a pleasant stay
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