Venus hair waterfall in Casaletto Spartano
In southern Italy, in one of those small but characteristic villages of Cilento, there is a magical place. Casaletto Spartano is the custodian of a place that seems to have come out of fairy tales.
A beautiful walk on gentle ups and downs, along a river, in the shade of an enchanting grove, between mills and wooden bridges. A truly enchanting natural corner where you can spend a relaxing day in the area equipped with country houses, tables and barbecues.
An oasis of peace, at the end of the Valley of the Rio Casaletto, called the Capello Oasis where the Cascata dei Capelli di Venere (Venus Hair Waterfall) flows.
The name of the waterfall is given by a plant, which grows luxuriantly there, the Adiantum capillus-veneris better known as maidenhair. Characteristic of this waterfall are the waters, rich in dissolved carbonate, which come out dripping on the surface and depositing the carbonate.
The travertine that forms appears as a whitish coating that crosses the plants and the surface of the ground.
The Old Mill, located in the area, has been renovated and is a center for monitoring biodiversity and Geodiversity.
The Rio, a tributary of the Bussento, has carved the limestone rocks forming a spectacular gorge, called Forra di Casaletto. The landscape that the river offers, with numerous natural waterfalls, is highly suggestive.
A natural spectacle, just 25 minutes from Palinuro. A spectacle that must be seen during your stay in Villamirella.