Locator map within the province and the municipality
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Dialing code||(+39) 0974|
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Acciaroli is a port on the Cilento coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The largest township in its comune, followed by the hamlet of Pioppi, it is six kilometers from Pollica, 20 from Santa Maria di Castellabate, 17 from Velia, 30 from Agropoli, and 70 from Salerno.
It is a major tourist destination, especially during summer, because it has grown famous nationally for of its water quality, having earned the "Blue Flag beach" title and the "Five Sails" of Legambiente, an Italian environmentalist association, for several years.
Recently, scientists have begun to study the town because of its unusually high number of centenarians, some 300, with 20 percent of those reaching the age of 110. This longevity occurs despite the fact that many of the elderly in Acciaroli smoke or are overweight.
The centenarians of Acciaroli are also known to have very low rates of heart disease and of Alzheimer’s disease.
The beach of "Torre La Punta", on the natural reserve "Oasi Blu La Punta"
- (Italian) Infos on italia.indettaglio.it
- "In One Italian Village, Nearly 300 Residents Are Over 100 Years Old" (NPR)
- Remote Italian Village Could Harbor Secrets of Healthy Aging, UC San Diego Health, March 29, 2016
- (Italian) Oasi Blu La Punta on WWF website
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