The first stop is the Abbey of Goleto, which housed a mixed community of nuns and monks and was founded by William of Vercelli. During the visit you will admire real masterpieces of medieval art such as the Febronia Tower, the Chapel of Saint Luke and the big church by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro, which offers an insight into the extraordinary mid-18th century restoration.
The next stop will be in the heart of Irpinia, where you will discover one of the most evocative places of this land, the Mefite. It is a sulphurous lake formed by a pool of water that boils as a result of the gas emissions of the subsoil, consisting primarily of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid. In some conditions these emissions could be lethal. A place already known by Virgil who, in the Book 6 of the Aeneid, mentions the Valle d’Ansanto, as the place where a mysterious area rises, considered one of the passages into the Underworld. Once in the centre of Rocca San Felice, you will discover a peculiar village of Langobard origins full of narrow alleys, that was rebuilt after the earthquake of the 80s. Walking through narrow streets flanked by typical stone buildings with low portals, you will reach the castle and its tower, dating back to the 12th century, which is one of the most panoramic viewpoints of the area and a place to discover the soul of this land.
Last stop of the tour is one of the most well-known wineries of Irpinia: the visit includes tasting of cold cuts and cheese with wine paring (3 glasses).
The tour starts at 9:00 from the Abbey of Goleto, where you will meet the guide. At the end of the visit the tour will head to Rocca San Felice. The stop to the Melfite lake is scheduled at 10:30 and at 11/11.30 you will start visiting Rocca San Felice, the village first and then the castle.
At 12:30 you will arrive at the wineries.
Schedules can be approximate and customised on the basis of your needs but are subject to availability.
Following the booking we will send you more details about the tour (meeting place, name of the guide, etc.).
You can contact us before and after your reservation to communicate any preferences and / or needs such as: additional services, transfers, accommodation, food intolerances, guides or tour leader in different languages.
Bring your walking shoes and an umbrella to shelter you from any rain.
During the summer do not forget the sun cream and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.