Olevano sul Tusciano,
is a confederation of three small towns in southern Italy, situated inland a short distance from the
Archeological finds in the connected Grotto of Nardantuono and the world-famous Grotto of St. Michael
date its origins back to the Bronze Age. Throughout written history, the area has been inhabited by
the Etruscans - who named the river Tusciano, marking their southern-most expansion in Italy --
The Greeks, and the Romans. The seven chapels or “Martyria” of the Grotto of St. Michael have been
documented as one of the hundred "World Monuments" to be saved and protected.
Olevano also boasts
the Longobard Castle, The Roman villa in S. Maria a Corte, the 16th-Century Dominican Monastery,
and many works of art in various churches throughout the three towns. "A myth in the land of myths."
Olevano is part of an impressive cultural heritage that unites Pompeii with Pasteum, a preserved Greek
settlement; with Velia, its neighboring seaport; with the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento to Positano;
and with Ravello on the Coast of Cilento.
Olevano sul Tusciano, Italy
- Photos by Giuseppe D’Inca
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