Depart from Nevada Park in Paestum to begin this unique tour.
The Allied Landing was not only the start of the Italian liberation, but also a catalyst that allowed American physiologist Ancel Keys, inventor of the 'K-ration,' to learn about the nutritional culture of Cilento. Keys provided the inspiration for a full examination of the Mediterranean Diet. The liberators, coming from a strong economy and accustomed to a diet rich in calories, noticed a marked difference when they switched to the Cilento diet, which is rich in legumes and vegetables.
To explore this important connection, the tour will alternate tasting moments with insights dedicated to the plates and the typical preparations that were consumed in the 1940s.
This tour begins with a visit to the Museum of the Mediterranean Diet and the Museum of the Sea of Pioppi. Pioppi, a village of 500 residents in the province of Salerno, has for 40 years been been home to Ancel Keys, the father of the Mediterranean diet, also known as 'Mister Cholesterol.'
In Paestum, enjoy a lunch of Cilento's traditional feed-based mozzarella cheese, sausage, and grilled vegetables. There is also a possibility of a tourist menu-based first and second course at a partner restaurant.
On the daily tour of the Tower of the Sea, you will learn about 'Operation Avalanche' along the coast that played a fundamental role in a landing that, together with Normandy, was one of the biggest military operations of the Second World War. Nearly 200,000 military allies landed on Salerno's coast in 1943.
During this exciting tour you will visit the beaches where the landing took place and enjoy wonderful views of the Gulf of Salerno. Afterwards, you will reach the monument of the 36th Texas Division.
Later, visit the tower of Paestum, part of an unbroken chain of 111 towers visually connected to each other, that for centuries have been one of the characteristic images of the Amalfi Coast and Cilento.
At the end of the tour, those who would like a fun break can enjoy a gift package worth EUR 10 at the Nevada Amusement Park in the area where you meet your guide.