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Cape Palinuro

Cape Palinuro, Italy

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About Cape Palinuro

Capo Palinuro is a rocky promontory on the coast of Southern Campania, between the Gulf of Velia and that of Policastro, in Cilento in the Province of Salerno. It goes for about 2 km into the Tyrrhenian Sea, west of the mouth of the Lambro and Mingardo rivers. The Capo Palinuro weather station is located there. Its territory falls within the Palinuro fraction of the municipality of Centola.  It is an important tourist resort, famous for its landscape beauties linked to the sea.



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The national park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni is a national park established in 1991, while in 1995 the body for its management was established. The protected natural area of about 36 000 hectares, entirely included in the province of Salerno, was subsequently extended to bring its surface to 181 048 hectares, corresponding today to the southern part of the province, between the Sele plain to the north, the Basilicatato the east and south and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west.

Statue of Christ the Redeemer37.24km from Cape Palinuro

The statue of Christ the Redeemer of Maratea is the work of the Florentine sculptor Bruno Innocenzi and was commissioned by Count Stefano Rivetti of Valcervo.   The statue was erected in 1965 on the summit of Monte San Biagio in the old Maratea Superior, also called Castle, the place where once stood a memorial cross in stone. This is the third tallest statue of Jesus in Europe, after Christ the King in Świebodzin, Poland, and Cristo-Rei in Lisbon.

Monte San Biagio37.3km from Cape Palinuro

Monte San Biagio is an Italian town of 6 206 inhabitants in the province of Latina in southern Lazio. It is located on the slope of a hill part of the Monti Ausoni. Until 1862 it was known as Monticello. There are several dishes particular to Monte San Biagio, some using shrimp from the local lakes, and wild asparagus. The pork sausages are particularly distinctive, usually handmade from the meat and lard of the pig, mixed with chili pepper and coriander seed.

Basilica di San Biagio37.49km from Cape Palinuro

The basilica and sanctuary of San Biagio is the main place of Catholic worship in the municipality of Maratea, in Basilicata.  It is the religious heart of the local Christian community and guardian of the relics of the patron Biagio.  It is built on the highest point of the old town of Maratea, known as the Castle, and is its parish church. Tradition has it that it arose on the site of a pagan temple dedicated to Minerva. In 1940 it was elevated to the dignity of a minor basilica.

Grotta di Marina di Maratea38.17km from Cape Palinuro

The cave of Marina di Maratea is a small cave located in the municipality of Maratea, in the province of Potenza, in the locality of San Giuseppe near the hamlet of the same name.  The cave was set along a fault in the rock in the limestones of the carbonate series of the Giagola and Gada mountains of the Lower Cretaceous.

Chiesa del Purgatorio40.32km from Cape Palinuro

The church of the Purgatory is a Baroque-style church located in Via Ridola in the city of Matera. The construction of the church took place between 1725 and 1747 with funding from the Confraternity of Purgatory, from which it takes its name. In Baroque style, it is located in the main streets of the historic city center. Every Friday, Russian Orthodox ceremonies are held in the church.

Where is Cape Palinuro

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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.