In the heart of Irpinia: Gesualdo

Hirpinia: it is an  almost fairy-like place. Medieval villages are scattered among lakes and mountains in an amazing scenery.

Castle of Gesualdo

Gesualdo is  one of the most beautiful and typical of this villages in Irpini. An old village full of curiosities and surprises.

Our Itinerary starts from the castle. A wide avenue leads up to the top of the fortress from which you can enjoy a view over the whole of Irpinia. The original core of the Castle was built in the Longobard period.

In its origin, the castle  was an imposing fortress for its strategic position. But when the Prince Charles Gesualdo arrived, it was transformed  in a sumptuous  Renaissance  residence, as it seems today.

From the castle we proceed to the square called Neviera. It means square of the Ice house. It is so called because in the past there was an ice house in that square, used to store food, especially meat .

Today that ice box  is used as a bar.

The Village

Between a coffee and a typical tasting of local products such as cheese, bread, ham and local wine, we walk towards the main square: Piazza Umberto I.

During the tour our guests can admire: an ancient Fontain of Angels , the imposing doors of the village made in stone  and a nice small square dedicated to Cillo Palermo, a poet from Gesualdo.

Among the evocative alleys Gesualdo reveals all of its millennial history.

Winery

But in Gesualdo we can also go to visit some of the most beautiful and spectacular wine cellars of the region , walking through tens of thousands of bottles  at rest in niches carved between the stone walls.

We will enjoy getting lost in barriques where the great wines of Taurasi are refined.

Not far from Gesualdo we have to stop at the beautiful “le Conche Country House”. It is an amazing place where you can stay for the night. You will never get bored of the relaxing landscape alla round it.

Le Conche Country House

The place is also an old thermal area, only that waters are cold and not hotThat is another long stoy to tell.

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