Santa Maria di Castellabate in Southern Italy

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Santa Maria di Castellabate Panorama © Matthias Holländer

Santa Maria di Castellabate Panorama © Matthias Holländer

Santa Maria di Castellabate is a frazione of Castellabate, a commune in the province of Salerno, southern Italy. It is the largest frazione of its comune and of the province. It is also the seat of the town hall.

The town was known in the 18th century as “Isca delle Chitarre”, its original area and now the old town. The downtown is extended by two squares, Piazza Matarazzo and Piazza Lucia and the oldest houses are located in front of the little harbour in a place named “Porte le Gatte”.

View of Lago and Tresino Hills © Pinto Gabriele Madonna della Pace church © Pinto Gabriele Santa Maria di Castellabate © Gabriele Pinto Santa Maria di Castellabate Beach © Matthias Holländer Castellabate Panorama © GabrielePinto/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Santa Maria di Castellabate Beach © Matthias Holländer
Santa Maria lies in the central-northern side of the Cilento, alongside the Tyrrhenian Sea, and is extended from the zone of Lago, to the beach of Pozzillo. The town is only 3 km away from the old town of Castellabate, 12 from Agropoli, 20 from Acciaroli and 60 from Salerno. The town has a little harbour, the greatest port in the comune is at the nearer hamlet of San Marco.

The town is a part of Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, its natural environment is composed of Maquis, which is typical of mediterranean countries. It attracts a lot of tourism, especially in summer, because of good road links and because of the quality of its water; which give it the Blue Flag beach award every year from 2003.

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