Cape Palinuro

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Coordinates: 40°01′35″N 15°16′30″E / 40.02639°N 15.27500°E / 40.02639; 15.27500

Cape Palinuro

Cape Palinuro (Italian : Capo Palinuro) is located in southeastern Italy, approximately 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Salerno, in southern part of Cilento region. It is supposedly named after Palinurus, the helmsman of Aeneas' ship in Virgil's Aeneid.[1]


Northern side of the cape is the location of Palinuro, a touristic hamlet of Centola. Southern side faces in the Gulf of Policastro, and is far 6 km from Marina di Camerota.


  1. ^ Virgil Aeneid, ed. and trans. Dryden, John Perseus Project Retrieved on 1 February 2011.

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