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Natural arch A view of Cala degli Infreschi Two stalwart fishermen whisked us away from the village and the baron’s tower and took us out on the waters of Punta di Licosa… which is upwards of a league from Castellabate; and passing in front of a small rocky islet, now known as Licosa, traditionally associated with the Sirens, we returned to land. Arthur John Strutt, 1842 63 events july _Cilento a tavola Acciaroli august _Cilento delle delizie. National Festival of organic fare Cicereale _Negro (festival of ethnic music and culture) Grotte di Pertosa _Etnie (music, dance, folk traditions from all over the world) Marina di Camerota _Festival of mozzarella Novi Velia _Re-enactment of landing of Carlo Pisacane Sapri _Alla tavola della principessa Costanza (festival in Renaissance costumes) Teggiano august-september _Nocturnal promenades through the temples Paestum _Velia Teatro (ancient drama on stage) Velia september _Festival degli Antichi Suoni (folk music) Novi Velia _Mediterranean Video Festival Paestum october _ International Hot Air Balloon Festival Paestum november _Festival of beans Controne _Mediterranean trade fair of archaeological tourism Paestum printed in Italia © copyright 2005 by Regione Campania all rights reserved this publication designed and produced by Electa Napoli ATI Publicis for Regione Campania photographs Alfonso Grotta Vittorio Guida Oreste Lanzetta Mario Milo Enzo Rando note the guide received its final editing on 30 September 2005.
You can hire a boat to visit the numerous caves in the region, from the Grotta Azzurra to the Grotta delle Ossa, which yielded up some prehistoric remains. The intense colour of the sea at Palinuro is sure to leave you speechless. There are marvellous sights in store for scuba divers, with a profusion of marine vegetation and fish including stone bass, rock salmon and lobsters. Having crossed the River Mingardo, which meets the sea near the Natural Arch, and driving along beside long sand spits, you come to Marina di Camerota, a well known resort with a harbour and several fine beaches.
The cave of Cala Bianca is fossilised and filled with rock debris, but the grottoes were kept free of debris by the action of the sea. In some of these alcoves (della Cala, del Poggio, della Serratura) finds of prehistoric settlements have been found. The coast between Palinuro and Marina di Camerota Marina di Camerota. Cala Luna famous travellers 62 This is in fact one of the most pristine stretches of the entire Tyrrhenian coast. The whole area stretching from Palinuro to Marina di Camerota is an ideal choice for a holiday combining nature and relaxation.