The cliff of Ascea is an ideal place to spend a quiet day at the seaside. It marks the end of the beach along the coastline of Marina di Ascea and is also known as Punta del Telegrafo. In fact, looking up from the beach you can see the old telegraph tower built there to ‘guard’ this marvellous cliff.


Pioppi is a seaside resort known for its beautiful sea, often awarded the Legambiente “5 Sails” and the Blue Flag, as well as becoming famous as the World Capital of the Mediterranean Diet. Pioppi is home to a Living Museum of the Sea, a space dedicated to marine habitats, and hosts a Festival of the Mediterranean Diet, which pays tribute to the work of the American physiologist Ancel Keys.



Punta Licosa is one of the most magical locations in the Cilento district. Located in the municipality of Castellabate, the Point can be reached along only two paths. For lovers of long walks in nature, I recommend taking the Licosa path from the town of San Marco di Castellabate. A journey through unspoiled nature, with breathtaking views and bathing in pristine water.


This small town on the Tyrrhenian coastline offers amazing views, on mist-free days, of the Gulf of Naples and Capri. The village became famous after it was chosen as the set for the Italian blockbusting comedy film Benvenuti al Sud (Welcome to the South). In this corner of the Cilento, the pace of life is slow and relaxed. Dominating the medieval old town is an incredible castle that towers between the sky and the sea, from which spectacular views can be enjoyed. Descending towards the marina, instead, brings you to a charming fishing village.


Agropoli is in the province of Salerno and has always been one of the Cilento towns most renowned for its blue sea. Worth visiting is the characteristic mediaeval centre, with its beautiful gate, which incorporates the Aragonese Angevin Castle, and is set on a rock overlooking the sea, a natural belvedere from which, on clear days, you can see Capri and Punta Campanella, the extreme tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. The small picturesque winding streets of the centre are well kept and, during the summer months, are full of life. The churches are also worth a visit: Madonna di Costantinopoli, from the early Baroque period, and the medieval St. Peter and Paul, and the Tower of St. Mark.