Palinuro

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Palinuro
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Palinuro is located in Italy
Palinuro
Palinuro
Location of Palinuro in Italy
Coordinates: 40°02′00″N 15°17′00″E / 40.03333°N 15.28333°E / 40.03333; 15.28333Coordinates: 40°02′00″N 15°17′00″E / 40.03333°N 15.28333°E / 40.03333; 15.28333
Country  Italy
Region  Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,500
Demonym Palinuresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84051
Dialing code (+39) 0974

Palinuro is a small town, the most populated civil parish (frazione) of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region of Italy. The name of the town is derived from Palinurus, the helmsman of Aeneas, as recorded in the fifth and sixth books of the Aeneid.

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Geography[edit]

See also: Cape Palinuro

Palinuro lies on the southern side of Cilento, on the Tyrrhenian Sea and in the northern part of Cape Palinuro. The town, situated at the estuaries of the Lambro and Mingardo rivers, is also the main port of the comune. It is 7 km from Centola, 8 km from Marina di Camerota, 10 km from Pisciotta and 80 km from Salerno.

Tourism[edit]

Palinuro is part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, an area of "shrubland" typical of Mediterranean countries.

It is popular with tourists, especially in summer, due to the cleanliness of its waters and beaches; and is regularly awarded a Blue Flag[1]
The town is also famous for the caves along its coast,[2] which are regularly visited, especially by frogmen.

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Transport[edit]

The town is linked to Salerno and Naples by hydrofoils. The nearest main road is 10 km to the north, connecting Salerno-Battipaglia-Paestum-Agropoli-Vallo della Lucania-Policastro-Sapri.

The nearest railway station, Pisciotta-Palinuro (on the Naples-Reggio Calabria line) is 8 km to the north and is linked to the town by regular buses.

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