| || Sapri (about 150 Km from Salerno) can be considered one of the most renowned centers for holidays in Cilento. By car you can take the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria, exit Battipaglia and then take the SS18 to Sapri; Sapri’s train station is one of the most important on the line Salerno-Reggio Calabria and for this reason all the major long-distance trains, in addition to regional and interregional stop here. |
The tourist port is one of the largest and best equipped in the coastal stretch; there are several lines of “Metrò del mare” from Salerno to Sapri.
You have to see: the “Bronze statue of Carlo Pisacane”, created by the artist Chiaromonte (1933), located in the gardens of the town Hall; the “Bronze Statue of the Spigolatrice”, placed on the rock of “Scialandro” , a kilometre far from Sapri, both visible from the road and the sea.
Placed behind Piazza Plebiscito, the old village of “Marinella” can be considered the real downtown of Sapri. At a first sight it strikes visitors with all its primitive beauty, made up of typical two-storey buildings and narrow alley.
The village embodies all the ancient values of hospitality and catholic religiosity.
The “Church of Santa Croce”, erected in 1898, is a masterpiece of Gothic style. Dating back to 1730 and placed in the Central Piazza Plebiscito, this church is Sapri’s most important building for worship.
On its bronze portal, by professor Carucci, it is represented the leadership of the Holy San Vito (Patron Saint of Sapri), san Francesco di Paola e San Gaspare Bertoni, with the intercession of the Virgin Mary.