A promontory which stretches it self toward the sea, an extremity which
faces a crystal water, un known beaches which embraced the pilot of
the aeneas vessel.
A suggestive scenery which has Epic notations, a place named Palinuro.
Palinuro is one of the most resplendent brilliant in the diadem of the
Coast of Cilento. From the sandy beaches rises the imposing Capo
Palinuro, as if protects this heavenly place jealously. On the top
of Capo Palinuro there are the wather-station and the white light
house. The Lambro river, which debouches near the cove of Marinella,
separates the promontory from the hill of Molpa, which is the seat of
an ancient village and according to the legend, the home of the mermaids;
on the hill you still can see the ruins of a Medieval Castle. To the
north, the town of Palinuro slopes down to the Ficocella, which
ideally is the continuation of the vast beach of Saline. The
Archetiello and the Arco Naturale, magnificent sculptures moulded in
the rock by the force of the wind, on the contrary face to the south,
framing this tract of coast, which is also maked precious thanks to
the Scoglio del Coniglio.
Palinuro is named the thousand - caves village. The
caves appear to the public showing an algid elegance. The full of fish-sea,
with its sounding - depth overgrowned with luxuriant vegetation, is
an underwater-paradise. From the slits of the cliffs sprouts the Primula
Palinuri a unique botanical species with delicate and yellow
flowers; it blooms as from February in this area exclusively, there
fore it was selected as the symbol of the National Park.
Palinuro is a convenient starting-point in deed for trips in
the neigh bouring localities, and offers the opportunity to go for a
walk along the river side or to organize photographic tours.The important
discoveries of archaeological remains which date back to ancient ages,
have induced to the creation of the "Antiquarium",
which testifies the remarkable artistic patrimony existing in the district.