The town is made of two separate urbanized areas also called "paese" and "marina". The first is what's left of the original medieval town, the second was developed in more recent decades and it now represents the center of Belvedere Marittimo's commercial and touristic services.
The "Castello del Principe" was originally built by the Normans on what is the highest hill by the coast, around the year 1000. The castle was restored and enriched during the Spanish domination to assume the shape and architecture currently visible.
Every July, Belvedere Marittimo is the central point of Southern of Italy with ndf event. Fireworks that started from sea, synchronized with music. The Best for the Human Sense. In 2012 edition there were about 150.000 peoples.
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