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The CILENTO

The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano includes a protected area of about 181000 hectares.
Since 1998 is World Heritage of UNESCO (with the archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula), since 1997 is a biosphere reserve and since 2010 is the first Italian national park to become Geopark (http: // www.cilentoediano.it).
The Cilento National Park is characterized by the presence of numerous villages in the interior, which come into harmony with nature and history of the area.

Marina di Camerota, country ​​on the sea of ​​Cilento

The Cilento National Park and Marina di Camerota allow you to enjoy a holiday in an area still untouched, with miles of rocky coastline, sweet white sandy coves, caves and colorful walls headlong on a clear sea.

Marina di Camerota boasts the most beautiful beach in Italy, Cala Bianca beach (2013) and the protected marine area of Baia Infreschi (2014), a prestigious recognition of Legambiente.

The center of Marina di Camerota retains many alleys and streets of the ancient village of fishermen; has a promenade where you can take a leisurely stroll doing shopping and delicious homemade ice cream and a marina equipped to accommodate all types of boats.

Your holidays will be full of experiences all living. You will have the opportunity to make beautiful boat trips to the coast or to Infreschi Palinuro, enjoy a relaxing boat trip sailing, snorkeling or diving, horse riding along the river Mingardo, witness to the ancient night fishing (the Lamparata) and then come to the beach to swim and eat freshly caught fish.

And still trekking, one of the most fascinating for those who want to enjoy the wonderful views overlooking the sea and breathe that sense of freedom that gives you the Cilento. And then, how not to get involved from the traditions, crafts and cuisine from Cilento.

The festival of San Domenico with its traditional procession and fireworks that are reflected on the sea. The craftsmanship with feature stone work, the olive wood and ceramics, career still in full swing.

You just have to come and experience the many emotions that will give you the Cilento!

The beaches

Calanca

Set between two rocky outcrops, is the beach with the backdrop lower, perfect for children. From the beach of Calanca also seen the island of Marina di Camerota. It's basically a 5-minute walk from the historic center.

Marina of Boats

Also known as beach San Domenico, is located near the old town and the harbor. Fine white sand, lapped by the turquoise waters of a clear sea, equipped areas for the games of children.

Lentiscelle

Bordered by rocky cliffs covered with vegetation, is located just outside the center near the Paleolithic caves. Golden sand mixed with gravel, the sea is beautiful, just deep, but less suitable for children.

Mingardo

The coastal stretch of the famous disco "The Cyclops" between Marina di Camerota and Palinuro hosts a number of beaches, both free and equipped. The characteristics are the prevailing fineness of the sand and the depth of the sea that laps. the towers.

The towers

Looking along the coast of Marina di Camerota no doubt you will notice the "towers of the telegraph" or "Saracens", dating back to the viceroys. They were a good lookout and communication system and were located at strategic points properly identified along the southern Tyrrhenian coast.

The "Tower Zancale", the largest, is the only one located in high as needed to make a link between the various coastal towers.

The caves

Because of the nature of karst land, Marina di Camerota is known to paleontologists for the interesting caves scattered throughout its territory, most of which were made important archaeological finds dating mainly to the Stone Age.

Recently opened is the MUVIP, the Living Museum Virtual Paleolithic. It 'a fascinating museum in which the modern multimedia technologies allow you to explore the coastal territory during prehistoric times. A virtual adventure through time and space to discover the roots of man, within a stunning landscape.

Leon of Caprera

One of the caves Lentiscelle hosted as a small museum the "Lion of Caprera", a schooner that in 1890-1891 crossed the Atlantic from Montevideo to Livorno; the name is a tribute to Giuseppe Garibaldi, so nicknamed. One of the three crew members, Peter Troccoli (1852-1939), was a citizen of Marina di Camerota, young emigrated to Uruguay. The boat is currently being restored.

The land of myths

As with other centers of Ancient Greece, the origin of the name Camerota is linked to a legend: Palinuro, the helmsman of Aeneas, along the coasts of the Cilento, fell in love with a beautiful girl named Kamaratòn.

The girl did not return the love of Palinuro, who, desperate, followed her into the seabed, leaving life. Venus, goddess of love, incensed by the cruelty of Kamaratòn, turned it into rock, just the current promontory where the village of Camerota capital, condemning her to watch her lover forever rejected.

Many of the Greek and Roman myths are set on the coast of Cilento. One of the most famous is the island of the Sirens, the Odyssey. Those evil creatures that, according to Homer, radiating a song that was crazy passing sailors, leading them to crash with the boats on the rocks that populated the island in front of Punta Licosa.