A view of Capo Palinuro with the lighthouse on the top
Cape Palinuro (Italian : Capo Palinuro) is located in southwestern 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.
Located on the Tyrrhenian Sea, the 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 6 km from Marina di Camerota. It features a lighthouse that is the second highest (70 meters or 230 feet), in all of Italy.
- Virgil Aeneid, ed. and trans. Dryden, John Perseus Project Retrieved on 1 February 2011.
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