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Cilento  
Bases for Cilento
Salerno
 
Boats for Cilento
Marianna (Sailing Yacht - Max 12 P.)
 
Cilento - Destinations
Acciaroli
Agropoli
Maratea
Marina di Camerota
Palinuro
 
 

CilentoCilento territory offers to visitors a magic atmosphere, where they lose the notion of time. It is a unique experience for nature and culture lovers. In the small towns of Cilento, really enchanted places, brigands lived and Risorgimento battles were fought. Cilento area has got a great history, a very well developed economy, wonderful landscapes with rivers, hills and mountains that rise towards the sky. Towns are made of noble palaces, churches that describe in their structures the story of these places. The inhabitants live a very close relationship with their territory and most of all with the sea; this is why tourists find a friendly and nice hospitality, respectful of traditions and nature. This is also why sailing in Cilento an Cilento sailing holidays is growing up fast its popularity : Cilento, Amalfi Coast, Pontine islands, Aeolian islands are all close to Cilento and give the opportunity to sailing lovers to sail through crystal waters, untouched nature, archaeological sites and history, gastronomy and tradition.

CilentoIn this area sailing is amazing and also in the land there are many interesting places: the Greek ruins of Paestum and Velia tales of Classical age (the famous story of Capo Palinuro by Virgil: the castles, the tower on the coast, signs of Middle Ages and of pirates' invasions. Visitors learn the rich story of Cilento through its castles, abbeys, hamlets and ancient ruins. The coast of Cilento is really beautiful, with its rocks, creeks and beaches. The coast goes from Agropoli to Pioppi, to Castellabate, Ascea, Pisciotta, Centola, Palinuro, Marina di Camerota and Sapri. The blue sea is surmounted by Aleppo pines, rests silently in the caves, surrounded by the rocks and the golden beaches and is an amazing destination for sailing holidays among Italy most request sailing itineraries.

Cilento Cilento offers a wonderful nature, made of woods, caves and old paths full of archaeology, nature and traditions and most of all crystal sea and pleasant bays. This territory is part of the protected area of National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, a wonderful park where a very rich nature is, made of ancient woods, sea, rivers, streams, lakes, ancient cultivations, small rural houses. Nature is very important for this territory: we offer comfortable and amazing sailing itineraries among these places. All the stops are at 2/3 hours of sailing one from each other so the sailing holidays is ideal also for families. For sailing lovers otherwise the Cilento region is just in the middle of a dreamlike sailing area where you can find Aeolian Islands, Partenopean islands of Capri and Ischia, Amalfi coast with Positano Amalfo Salerno, Sorrento, Pontine islands…In Cilento region agriculture is the main activity: olive oil is very famous and tasteful, the DOC wines, figs, salami and dairy products are really delicious. These products can be purchased and tasted also in the many restaurants of the territory; also there are many farms where visitors can see and buy also the wonderful handicraft products made by local craftsmen. A journey through these places is a really wonderful and exciting experience, made of culture, traditions, nature and good food: folklore is very rich of events, there are many delicious typical products, cooking is really tasteful, nature is wonderful, landscapes are really beautiful, the history is charming. Doing it by boats sailing day by day among the little charming villages, enjoying the sea during the day and landing by the evening is the best way to do it…


Acciaroli
AcciaroliThe Blue Flag and Five Sails status guarantee the quality of the sea which laps the shores of Acciaroli. This peaceful fishing village on the coast of Cilento, overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea, transforms each summer in exceptional tourist destination. A well established favourite for those travelling by boat, the port of Acciaroli has a capacity for dozens of boats and luxury yachts. It is here, in the harbour, that the town's vibrant social life takes place, the numerous sea edge bars and restaurants offering customers a splendid view across the waters. Those yet to be owners of a luxury yacht, should be sure to book places on a boat trip so as to admire the long beaches and splendid coast of Acciaroli from the sea, and experience the same sensations as Ernest Hemingway who, legend has it, based the character of Santiago in his novel "The Old Man and the Sea" on a local fisherman called Massarone. Another worthwhile trip is that to the National Park of Cilento and the Vallo di Daino. Jewels of the Cilento such as Agropoli, Palinuro and Marina di Camerota are all within easy reach.

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Agropoli
AgropoliAgropoli is due to a visit during your south Italy sailing cruise. Cilento region is an amazing destination, rich of history and nature the perfect mix for a perfect Italy sailing holiday. Agropoli is one of the anciente towns of all the Cilento region. With terraces gazing out across the dazzling waters of the Tyrrhenian sea, the town enjoys a splendid position on the coast of Cilento, bordering the National Park of the Cilento and the Vallo di Diano. The coast of Agropoli is characterised by a series of stunning beaches and sea caves lying beneath cliffs such as those of "Trentova" and "San Francesco", this latter the place where Saint Francis is said to have conversed with the fish in 1222. Close by there are a number of places more than worthy of visit, such as Palinuro, Marina di Camerota, and the famous archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia. Each year, Agropoli hosts a series of popular events including a Carnival and the re-enactment of the Assault perpetrated by the Turks on the town in 1630. In July, the Festa della Madonna di Costantinopoli is held, complete with a spectacular procession of boats.

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Maratea
Maratea Maratea is a mix of ancient history and elegant architecture, as well as a famous tourist town. The landscape of the coast, a typical Mediterranean one, is made of an unbelievable mix of cliffs, promontories hiding wonderful small beaches where kingfishers and the herons live, beautiful creeks where the sea is crystalline (in the past fishermen took refuge on these beaches), karstic caves invaded by the sea (they were used by pirates). The coast is very tall and variegated: it is wonderfully covered by agaves. The seabed is very deep and uncontaminated: scuba divers love it. This why Maratea is a not to be missed stop during your Cilento region and Amalfi Coast sailing holidays

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Marina di Camerota
Marina di Camerota Marina di Camerota is a hamlet of Camerota, a small town on Cilento Coast , at the feet of Bulgheria Mountain. To defend themselves from Saracen pirates, the inhabitants of the villages of Cilento Coast developed their villages on the hills and on the mountains, not far from the sea. Camerota developed on the hill, too. The seaside of Camerota is beautiful, the sea is wonderful and beaches are wide and sandy. The most charming part of the coast is Punta degli Infreschi, one of the most uncontaminated parts of Italy. There are neither buildings nor houses there. Marina di Camerota is very famous and tourists come every summer

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Palinuro
PalinuroPalinuro was the name of the helmsman of Aeneas who, according to tradition, fell in the sea, and when he reached the beach, he was killed by the inhabitants. Grotta Azzurra is called Azzurra (blue) because sunlight creates on the water wonderful blue shades thanks to a siphon (20 m deep) that makes sunlight pass. It is attainable only by sea. L'Arco naturale. Grotta d’argento is called d’argento (silver) because of the colour of the water on the calcareous walls. Grotta del Sangue has water with red “blood” reflexes on it. Grotta Calafetente, the name comes from the sulphurous exhalations. The cave has the shape of an amphitheatre. Along the entrance tunnel there are some kinds of corals, never living in this part of Mediterranean Sea. In some parts of the caves there are toxic gases. Grotta dei Monaci, it is called dei Monaci (of friars) because there are some stalagmites having the shape and the colour (brown) of monks in prayer.

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