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Indirizzo: Contrada Forno , 84070 - San Mauro la Bruca (SA)    Prenotazioni: Tel/fax +39 0974974203 -Cell.+39 3367327893 - Skype cuscus50

Our Program

Another year has passed. Time doesn't stand still, and neither does Il Forno Antico! It goes on with the usual enthusiasm, with new partners and new proposals to exceed our friends expectations.

Il Forno Antico is now even more inviting than last year: we have added a beautiful chestnut wood porch onto the pink house, and an automated in 'n out access. We have refurbished the bakery and built a new office. We have also built a children's park, completed the tennis court, and enlarged the animal park. Currently, we are building a conference room.
Ducks and chickens supply an abundance or fresh eggs daily. The goats produce enough milk for everybody.
The foals are now gorgeous horses.
This year's oil is particularly good, the wine is fantastic and the sausage unbeatable. We gave the vegetable garden a boost: it now has zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, leeks, garlic, pepper, and abundant lettuce.
Contributors

We have new important agreements with reporters, guides, and agencies such as:
Consorzio and Cooperativa di Barcaioli (Fishermen Coop) Palinuro.

Mr. Pietro Ricco will be our guide on the paths along the valleys of Lambro and Mingardo. He will guide you to the Parco Marino (Marine Park) of Infreschi and the Grotte di Palinuro. He will be with you for the Lamparate (night fishing) and the tuna fishing expeditions.

Summary of Our Offerings
March, April: sausage making; olive, myrtle, and berry picking. Horseback riding excursions along the Lambro river to watch herons and storks. Marvel at the beautiful Primula Palinuri. Mountain bike excursions among the giants of Cilento.
May, June, July, August: lots of sun and horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking, fishing and scuba diving, lamparate (night fishing), berry and mushroom picking.
September, October: more sun and horseback riding, and mountain bike, trekking, lamparate (night fishing), tuna fishing. Olive, chestnut, mushroom, myrtle, and berry picking.

Horseback Riding
The valley of the Lambro and Mingardo rivers

The mythical Lambro river valley offers enchanting views. They are even more so when the herons and storks return. The Lambro is actually a torrent that starts with aggressive rapids, and becomes majestic and calm at the mouth, with ample inlets.

The Mingardo river originates in the Cervati Mountains. It passes through the well known Gola del Diavolo, a deep canyon just before the mouth. The medieval town of San Severino sits on top of the hills forming the canyon.

For fans and newbies we propose a whole week. For everybody else, a wonderful 3-day weekend.

Bring clothes suitable for horseback riding. Actual horseback riding clothes are not necessary. Bring your camera and/or camcorder. Beginners are welcome.

Formula Weekend

Have your own vehicle

Friday afternoon: Welcome, Happy Hour and check in.
8:00pm: Dinner and Slide show: The Valley of Lambro and Mingardo

Saturday:
7:30am: Breakfast
8:30am: At the stables: Ride to the Valle del Diavolo, Borgo Medievale di San Severino.
12:30pm: Picnic lunch
1:00pm: Start ride back to the ranch
8:00pm: Dinner and entertainment (piano bar)

Sunday:
8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am: At the stables: Round trip ride to the Lambro Valley
12:30pm: Return to the ranch
1:00pm: Lunch and rest
4:00pm Guest departure

Low Season

From 2013/06/12 to 2013/07/ 17 except Easter

Group rates:
10 people 230 € every person
15 people 200 € every person
20 people 180 € every person

Children 5-12: 50%

Middle Season:

From 2013/06/ 12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:
10 people 250€ Each person
15 people 230€ Each person
20 people 200 € Each person

Children 5-12: 50%

Student Week
Saturday: Happy Hour and check in. Slide show, dinner and live entertainment (piano bar)

Sunday: Breakfast and ride to school. Your first lesson will be on site. Get acquainted with your horse and horse dressing. Return to the ranch for lunch. Excursion to San Mauro la Bruca and X Century crypt. Dinner.

Monday: Breakfast and ride to school. Practice lesson and brief excursion to the Mingardo river. Return to the ranch for lunch. Excursion to the Borgo Medievale di San Severino di Centola and Rocca Gloriosa. See the Tombe dei Lucani San Severino and the chapel in the monastery. Return to the ranch for dinner.

Tuesday: Breakfast and ride to school. Practice lesson and brief excursion to the river. Return to the ranch for lunch. Excursion to Cuccaro Vetere. Return to the ranch for Dinner.

Wednesday: Breakfast and ride to school. Practice lesson and brief excursion to the river. Return to the ranch for lunch. Excursion to Velia: see the town and the excavation. Return to the ranch for Dinner

Thursday: Breakfast and ride to school. Practice lesson and brief excursion to the river. Return to the ranch for lunch. Excursion to Paestum, museum and excavation. Return to the ranch for Dinner

Friday: Breakfast and ride to school. Practice lesson and brief excursion to the river. Return to the ranch for lunch. Free afternoon and dinner

Saturday: Breakfast, walk in the Bruca wood and hike to Mount Castelluccio. Return to the ranch. Guest departure.

Low Season

Group rates:
10 people Lit. 290 Each person
15 people Lit. 270 Each person
20 people Lit. 250 Each person

Children 5-12: 50%

Middle Season:

From 2013/06/ 12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:
10 people 385 € Each person
15 people 365 € Each person
20 people 345 € Each person

Children 5-12: 50%

Fans Week

Saturday: Welcome, Happy Hour, and check in. Slide show, dinner and live entertainment (piano bar)

Sunday: Breakfast and ride to the stables. Get acquainted with your horse. Your choice of English or American saddling. Horseback riding excursion to San Mauro la Bruca and X Century crypt, through the Bruca wood to Mount Carmelo. Return to the ranch. Dinner and live entertainment.

Monday: Breakfast and ride to the stables. Saddle your horse and take an excursion to San Severino, picnic lunch, Gola del Diavolo, Foce del Mingardo, where you can take an optional swim in the river. Return to the ranch for Dinner.

Tuesday: Breakfast and ride to the stables. Saddle your horse and depart to Timpa Santincono for sightseeing and picnic lunch. Proceed to Camerota for local crafts. Return to the ranch for dinner.

Wednesday: Breakfast and ride to the stables. Saddle your horse and depart to Molpa and the Lambro river. Return to the ranch for lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner

Thursday: Breakfast and ride to the stables. Saddle your horse and take an excursion along the Lambro river to the old mill. Picnic lunch, proceed to Futani, Eremiti, San Nazario. See the old abbey and the water mill, then the Demanio. Return to the ranch for dinner

Friday: Breakfast and ride to the stables. Saddle your horse and depart to Mount Castelluccio, Mount Carmelo, and Laurusso. Picnic lunch, return to the ranch for dinner

Saturday: Breakfast and ride to the stables. Saddle your horse and depart to Cuore and Cernile. Return to the ranch for lunch. Guest departure.

Low Season

From 2013/03/23 to 2013/06/ 12 except Easter
Group rates:

10 people Lit. 365 Each person
15 people Lit. 345 Each person
20 people Lit. 225 Each person

Children 5-12: 50%

Middle Season:

From 2013/06/ 12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:

10 people 390 € Each person
15 people 370 € Each person
20 people 350 € Each person

Children 5-12: 50%

Mountain Bike Weeks

Bike-touring Cilento is like living a fairy tale. You will fully enjoy the landscape, the colors, and the weather, without missing a single aspect of it. It is like savoring a glass of fine wine.
This program is for those who like sports and nature and yet also want to enjoy the cultural aspects of this county.

The different tracks are for everybody, and have been designed by our expert guide with increasing level of difficulty. We provide bikes upon request, or you can bring your own.

Saturday: Welcome, Happy Hour and check in. Slide show of the Park. Dinner and live entertainment (piano bar)

Sunday: Breakfast. Departure to San Mauro la Bruca. See the X Century crypt, the Bruca woods and arrive to Cernile. Return to the ranch for lunch. Free afternoon and dinner.

12 Km. Difficulty: low.

Monday: Breakfast and departure to San Severino. Sightseeing at the Borgo Medievale and picnic lunch. Continue on to Gola del Diavolo and foce del Mingardo, where you can swimming in the river. Return along the Lambro river to the ranch. Dinner

30 Km. Difficulty: medium-low

Tuesday: Breakfast and departure to Palinuro, then Timpa Santincono and San Antonio church. Picnic lunch, then continue on to Camerota and see local crafts (ceramics). Return to the ranch via Licusati, San Severino e Foria di Centola. Dinner

60 Km. Difficulty: medium

Wednesday: Breakfast and departure to Cuore, then Mount Carmelo, Mandia, Casel Velino, an Velia. Picnic lunch and sightseeing. Then on to Ascea, Pisciotta, Caprioli, San Nicola. Return to the ranch for dinner.

70 Km. Difficulty: high

Thursday: Breakfast and departure to Massicelle. Sightseeing at the old mill and picnic lunch. Then Futani, Eremiti, San Nazario, the old abbey and the water mill. Return to the ranch via Il Demanio. Dinner

40 Km. Difficulty: medium

Friday: Breakfast, departure to Mount Castelluccio, Mount Carmelo, Laurusso. Picnic lunch, return to the ranch for dinner.

60 Km. Difficulty: very high

Saturday: Breakfast and departure to the beach in Caprioli. Return to the ranch for lunch. Guest departure

12 Km. Difficulty: very low

Low Season

From 2013/03/23 to 2013/06/ 12 except Easter

Group rates:

10 people 360 € Each person
15 people 340 € Each person
20 people 320€ Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Middle Season:

From 2013/06/ 12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:

10 people 400 € Each person
15 people 380 € Each person
20 people 360 € Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Formula Weekend 2

Friday afternoon: Welcome, Happy Hour and check in.
8:00pm: Dinner and slide show: The Park. Live entertainment (piano bar)

Saturday: Breakfast and departure to San Mauro la Bruca. Visit the X Century crypt. Arrive to Cernile via the Bruca wood. Return to the ranch for lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner

12 Km. Difficulty: low

Sunday: Breakfast and departure to Mount Castelluccio, Mount Carmelo, and Laurusso. Picnic Lunch. Return to the ranch for dinner.

60 Km. Difficulty: very high.

Low Season

From 2013/03/23 to 2013/06/ 12 except Easter

Group rates:

10 people 230 € Each person
15 people 210 € Each person
20 people 190 € Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Middle Season:

From 2013/06/ 12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:

10 people 270 € Each person
15 people 240 € Each person
20 people 220 € Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Trekking
Where the sky is blue
Full week program

Walking. Walking is like revisiting the past and reliving our ancestors' lives, away from the daily routine and the stress of the city.
Saturday: Welcome, Happy Hour, and check in. Slide show about the Park. Dinner and live entertainment. Piano bar.
Sunday: Trekking to San Mauro via the chestnut woods of La Bruca.

Monday: Trekking to the double top of Mount Castelluccio

Tuesday: Along the Via dei Monaci, among old bakeries, water mills, and hermitages

Wednesday: Sightsee trades and crafts

Thursday: The olive grooves between San Nicola di Centola and Marina di Pisciotta

Friday: Around Capo Palinuro: from the fishermen village to the Grotta Caprara

Saturday: the Infreschi harbor: from the marina in Camerota, via Mount Luna, to the Baja

Low Season

From 2013/03/23 to 2013/06/ 12 except Easter

Group rates:
10 people Lit. 295 Each person
15 people Lit. 265 Each person
20 people Lit. 245 Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Middle Season:

From 2013/16/12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:
10 people 380 € Each person
15 people 360 € Each person
20 people 340 € Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Formula Weekend 3

(any available weekend)
Friday: Around Capo Palinuro: from the fishermen village to the Grotta Caprara
Saturday: the Infreschi harbor: from the marina in Camerota, via Mount Luna, to the Baja
Sunday: Trekking to San Mauro via the chestnut woods of La Bruca.

Low Season

From 2013/03/23 to 2013/06/ 12 except Easter

except Easter Group rates:
10 people 185 € Each person
15 people 155 € Each person
20 people 135 € Each person

Middle Season:

From 2013/06/12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:
10 people 245 € Each person
15 people 225 € Each person
20 people 199 € Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Price includes: lodging and dinner, picnic lunches and guide.

Among the GiantsThis is not for everybody. It is a trekking program for the most rugged of trekkers. Men and women devoted to sacrifice and endurance. The 'diehards'. An accomplishment to recount to your grandchildren. Up there is pure, uncontaminated nature. It is the kingdom of mountain animals. You can meet the Wolf.
For the brave, Il Forno Antico will offer a gala with wine and classical music.

Saturday: Welcome, Happy Hour, and check in. Slide show about the Park. Dinner and live entertainment. Piano bar.

Sunday: Ride to Novi Velia. Start from Novi Velia [648m] to Mount Gelbison [1705m]. Dinner and spend the night at the base camp under the sanctuary.

Monday: From Mount Gelbison to Rofrano [434m]. Dinner and spend the night at the base camp in Contrada San Menale, by the fountain.

Tuesday: From Rofrano to Grava di Vesalo [1107m]. Dinner and spend the night at the base camp in Grava di Vesalo.

Wednesday: From Grava di Vesalo to Piaggine [612m]. Dinner and spend the night at the base camp in the outskirts of Piaggine.

Thursday: From Piaggine to Mount Cervati [1899m]. Dinner and spend the night at the base camp in the Pianoro.

Friday: From Mount Cervati to Sanza. End of the trek. Dinner, concert, and spend the night at the base camp at the Forno Antico

Saturday: Breakfast and Guest departure.

Low Season

From 2013/03/23 to 2013/06/ 12 except Easter

Group rates:
10 people Lit. 355 Each person
15 people Lit. 320 Each person
20 people Lit. 295 Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Middle Season:

From 2013/06/12 to 2013 /07/ 17 and from 2013/08/ 21 to 2013/11/15

Group rates:
10 people 480 € Each person
15 people 455 € Each person
20 people 430 € Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Price includes: an expert guide, dinner and lodging at the ranch the first night; all transportation; picnic lunches, setup and setdown of each camp. Medical assistance, Gala and concert also included.

Cilentian TraditionsOlive picking and sausage making

This weekend is for those who want to experience two of the most renowned Cilentan traditions: olive oil and sausage making. The program is available during the first two weeks in December and at the end of January.

Participants will receive half of the oil made from olives they pick, and 2kg of sausage.

Friday afternoon: Welcome, Happy Hour, check in, and dinner.

Saturday: Breakfast. Participants are divided into two groups.

Group A:
8:30am: Drive (own vehicle) to olive orchard and picking.
12:30pm: Picnic lunch
13:15pm: More olive picking.
Return to the ranch at sunset (when the robin starts singing)

Group B:
8:00am: Work bench setup
9:00am: Prepare meat for sausage
12:30pm: Light lunch
1:30pm: Stuff sausage
8:00pm: Ragu and pork dinner. Live entertainment

Sunday: Breakfast

Group A:
9:00am: Drive (own vehicle) to the Frantoio
10:00am: Weigh your olives and press them to make oil
12:00 noon: Return to the ranch

Group B:
9:30am: Smoke the sausage

Both Groups:
1:00pm: Lunch
4:00pm: Collect your share of products you made. Guest departure.

Group rates:
10 people Lit. 190 € Each person
15 people Lit. 160 € Each person
20 people Lit. 139 € Each person
Children 5-12: 50%

Along the Paths of the wild strawberries, blackberries, myrtle, licorice, and arbutus

This weekend is for those who love nature and grandma's recipes for the best syrup.
June is excellent for strawberries, October for licorice, November, January and February for myrtle and berries.

The perfect chance to gaze at a breathtaking dawn, especially in May and June. Bring your camera or camcorder. Each participant receives two 550ml bottles of the syrup.

Sample schedule:

Friday afternoon: Welcome, Happy Hour, and check in. Dinner and slide show about the valley of the Lambro River. Recipe.

Saturday:
7:30am: Breakfast
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