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Coastline of Pioppi
Coastline of Pioppi
Pioppi is located in Italy
Location of Pioppi in Italy
Coordinates: 40°10′28.48″N 15°05′21.96″E / 40.1745778°N 15.0894333°E / 40.1745778; 15.0894333Coordinates: 40°10′28.48″N 15°05′21.96″E / 40.1745778°N 15.0894333°E / 40.1745778; 15.0894333
Country  Italy
Region  Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Comune Pollica
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2009[1])
 • Total 317
Demonym(s) Pioppesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84068
Dialing code (+39) 0974
The coastal tower of Pioppi

Pioppi is an Italian hamlet (frazione) in the municipality of Pollica (Province of Salerno), located in Cilento, Campania region. Its name means poplars in the Italian language.


The area of the actual village was a dependency of the Benedectine Abbey of Cava de' Tirreni. In the year 994 a church was built, named Sancta Maria de li Puppi. Around the building grew a fisherman's village, totally destroyed during the Sicilian Vespers (1282-1302) and rebuilt some years later.[2]


This coastal village by the Tyrrhenian Sea is located between Acciaroli and Marina di Casalvelino (a civil parish of Casal Velino). It is 10 km from the Ancient Greek town of Velia and 4,6 from Pollica.


Pioppi, part of Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, is a welcoming place for tourism, especially in the summer. Due to the quality of its water, it has won the "Blue Flag Beach"[3] award for several years.

One of its sights is the Museo Vivo del Mare (Sea Museum), located in an ancient building named Palazzo Vinciprova.[4]


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Media related to Pioppi at Wikimedia Commons