Italy’s Cilento National Park [Video]

If you’re longing for a break away from the crowds and tourist traps, head south of Salerno where the Cilento and Diano Valley National Park rises up from the spectacular Gulf of Salerno into lonely mountain ranges.

The Cilento National Park

From beautiful quaint fishing towns to forgotten rustic mountain villages, there’s plenty to see. And even to do, if you’re looking for simple entertainment, geniune hospitality, and great food – usually garden fresh!

The Song: Mediterranean

The song in this video, by Mango, is called Mediterraneo and describes the Italian Mediterranean. What there is to see, to eat, and discover. Presenting it as a place to see, to eat, and discover. A place to watch, to pray, and ponder eternity. A place to suffer and to die. But mostly a place to relax, to savor, and to dream.

From the blue sea with its islands, fresh oranges, and the slow, winding roads. To the bright sun, pine trees, and churches. A place to sit and relax, letting the sun soak into you, as you breathe the fresh air, inhale the sweet scents, and imagine you’re floating on a cloud into eternity.

Listen to the song, let it soothe your soul, and imagine you’re floating on one of those clouds!

The Mediterranean (English translation)

White and blue you are
With islands here and there
The rocks and the sea
And seagulls flapping
A Mediterranean to see.
Bright oranges growing
A Mediterranean to eat.
The mountains there
With roads winding slowly down
Among the pines and the sun
The Mediterranean 
A land to discover.

With its many churches
A Mediterranean to pray.
Sit here
And look down
Among the olive trees
At the water so dark blue.
And up there
A hawk flying over
Seems to be watching us.
Standing so still
And big as ever
Look there
At the clouds.
At that one
Already flying
Into eternity.

That long trail
Of people in silence on the street
Praying quietly
Under the sun
A Mediterranean to suffer
Under the sun
A Mediterranean to die.

Sit here
And let yourself relax
Let the sunshine fill you
And breathe in
All the air you can.
And the scents that
You can even feel
Scattered all around us.
Look there
At that cloud that goes
Already flying
Off into eternity.

Mediterranean – a land to discover and experience!

Images are my own.

Published by Signora Sheila

Wife, mom, nonna, missionary, and Bible student on a spiritual walk with Christ @mycammino. Because life is at heart a spiritual journey of going further up and further in, into the Father heart of God.

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