Italian comune

Cava de'Tirreni is a city in Campania, 8 kilometers inland from the Amalfi Coast, with one of the best preserved Porticos in the region and a lively but relaxed atmosphere.

Cava sits between the Lattari Mountains (which separates Cava from the Amalfi Coast) on the West and the Picentini Mountains on the East, and the built-up valley floor area forms the major centre of population. Various 'Fractions' of the town creep up the slopes of the mountains to the east and the west, and the valley floor falls away on the south towards Vietri sul Mare and towards Nocera Superiore and Nocera Inferiore to the north. Vesuvius can also be seen to the north in the distance.

Cava is also within easy reach of Salerno

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You can reach Cava de' Tirreni from Naples by train (Trenitalia metropolitan train going from Piazza Garibaldi station) or by bus with SITA SUD buses going from Naples port "Varco Immacolatella". You can also arrive from Salerno either via train or bus (number 4 or 9).

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There is much to see in Cava de' Tirreni and the surrounding area. The Abbey of Santissima Trinità founded in 1011 by Alferio is surely worth a visit. It is the only monastery in the world that has been continuously inhabited by the Benedictine monks since its founding. You can visit the church and part of its original foundation but not the monastery.

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  • Hotel Pineta Castello, Pineta La Serra, 45, Cava de' Tirreni Salerno, +39 89 0340044, fax: +39 089 340045, . Quiet hotel with 23 rooms and located in a beautiful part of town. It is a few kilometres up into the hills behind Sorento but is well worth the trip. There is a man who works there that seems to do everything, (check in, cook, clean, wash cars) and he will drive you down to the bus or train station if you want to take a day trip. Private bath, telephone, TV, hairdryer, A/C, independent heating and balconies with sea view. Pompeii is within easy reach. Traditional Kampanien cooking with international style alternatives. Bar-café and a large observation deck.

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