Pisciotta - a small town not far from Palinuro immersed in the context of the Cilento coast. The latter is a wonderful stretch of coast between the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Policastro, touched by a blue flag sea, always recognized as one of the most beautiful in Campania.

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Pisciotta - a small town not far from Palinuro immersed in the context of the Cilento coast. The latter is a wonderful stretch of coast between the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Policastro, touched by a blue flag sea, always recognized as one of the most beautiful in Campania. 

The landscape that can be admired in its immediate surroundings is really remarkable, it is not by chance that we are talking about the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano, one of the lungs of Campania. 

This represents one of the most interesting biological and geographical complexes in Italy, not only thanks to the coastal stretch but also to the hinterland rich in reliefs, massifs, gorges and a varied flora and fauna. Excursions and outdoor activities in these parts will always remain in your mind.

Pisciotta and Marina di Pisciotta. The sea, the beaches and the Cilento landscape

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Most of the villages and small towns of these territories rise inland and not directly on the coast. The reason has ancient origins, that is to exploit all the mountainous reliefs for defensive reasons, and to have at the same time an optimal vision on the whole coast and therefore on the sea. 

Today the urbanization is not excessive and the natural landscape is prevailing over the artificial one, the air is good and walking in these areas is good for the heart and mind. Walking through the village of Pisciotta means crossing rustic architectures and overlooking beautiful views overlooking the sea, but not only.

Just a few kilometers further down, towards the sea, there is the hamlet known as Marina di Pisciotta which houses the pretty tourist port of the city, a place from which one can admire spectacular sunsets or from which our gaze can get lost in the intense blue of the horizon. A show not to be missed.

The flavours and the aromas of Cilento

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Cilento is a gentle land, not only pleasing to the eye but fortunately also to the stomach. The gastronomic tradition of southern Italy with all its culture carves out a unique space made with the products of a special territory, washed by the sea and smoothed by the wind. 

Dishes are not extremely elaborated, on the contrary they are simple, poor but at the same time straightforward, made with few but good things: excellent wines, cheeses and cold cuts of high quality but above all products of the sea. Just the sea offers a very special one: the anchovies of Menaica. An anchovy is caught at sunset with a typical net, which selects only the biggest and most darting specimens, the Menaica precisely. The intense flavor is the result of a fast processing and a seasoning in brine of at least 3 months. 

Let's move from the sea to the land with Acquasale Cilentana made only with toasted bread crumbs, cherry tomatoes and salt. A fresh and quick dish to which someone (but not everyone) combines a good buffalo mozzarella DOP, produced in the nearby Capaccio-Paestum. 

Even pizza tastes different here: in these parts they use the same dough used to make bread, with mixed flours of soft wheat and durum wheat semolina. Compared to Neapolitan pizza, it is slightly thinner and crispier and is served in a basket. A Cilento specialty to be eaten near the sea. 

Another typical and extraordinary product is the white fig, already appreciated in ancient times and today used by chefs in both sweet and savory dishes. It has digestive and diuretic properties much higher than the common red fig. Moreover it is rich in sugars and fibers and it was loved by erudites of ancient Rome such as Marco Porcio Catone or Marco Terenzio Varrone. 

 The only thing to do to discover this incredible culture is to come in person: hiking, trekking, rafting or kayaking doesn't matter, here there is always a new adventure to be had. The different hotels and professionals in the area will also help you not to miss any detail. There are different types, from those closer to the sea to the more rural structures located inland.

We recommend Santo Mercurio, a place of ancient origins completely renovated with great taste and with an immense view of the sea. The owners will surely be able to pamper you with the Cilento cuisine and make you enjoy moments of intense relaxation surrounded by olive and chestnut trees. 

BOOK HERE YOUR STAY IN PISCIOTTA
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