| || Palinuro (about 100 Km from Salerno) is very appreciated by tourists thanks to its wonderful sea, which is really uncontaminated, there are wonderful creeks, long and wide beaches, beautiful caves (Azzurra, del Ribalto, Calafetente, del Buon dormire, delle Ossa) with stalagmites and remains prehistoric animals. |
The town is linked to Salerno by hydrofoils; the nearest main road is 10 Km to the north, connecting Salerno-Battipaglia-Paestum-Agropoli-Vallo della Lucania-Policatro-Sapri. The nearest railway station, Pisciotta-Palinuro, is 8 Km to the north and is linked to the town by regular buses.
Palinuro 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.
| ||The most important caves are: Grotta Azzurra which is called Azzurra 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. 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.
Grotta dei Monaci is called in this way (of friars) because there are some stalagmites having the shape and the colour (brown) of monks in prayer.