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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
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Total317
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
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 tourist destination, 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]


Things named after[edit]

There is a book named after this little village called The Pioppi Diet by Aseem Malhotra and Donal O’Neill. [9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Italian) Infos on italia.indettaglio.it
  2. ^ (in Italian) History of Pioppi on Pollica municipal website
  3. ^ Pioppi page on www.blueflag.org
  4. ^ (in Italian) Infos on the museum's official site
  5. ^ "Ancel Keys" (Press release). The American Physiological Society. 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
  6. ^ (in Italian) Article on Pollica municipal website
  7. ^ (in Finnish) Pekka Puska, Martti J. Karvonen. Professori s. 24.6.1918 k. 10.3.2009, Helsingin Sanomat.
  8. ^ Jeremiah Stamler, MD (b.1919), profile in History of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  9. ^ Harris-Fry, Nick (28 June 2017). "What Is The Pioppi Diet?". Coach. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  10. ^ Woodhall, Victoria (9 October 2017). "Seven-day 'Pioppi diet' plan that extends life by 10 years". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-09.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pioppi at Wikimedia Commons