Marina di Camerota, 6 km from the medieval town Camerota, has remained a lively Italian fishing village. The bars are still the centre of village life, at night people stroll along the well-tended promenade of the harbour.
In the narrow alleys you will – every now and then - meet old women and men, their donkeys burdened with purchases or firewood.
Marina di Camerota is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Cilento; for this reason it is very popular in Italy and quite frequented during the Italian holidays in July and August.
Medieval atmosphere in the mountain village of Camerota
Camerota proudly rests on a rocky plateau. Its wonderful medieval “centro storico” invites you to stroll through the winding alleys.
Every now and then, you can see the sparkling sea, the sun adds a warm light to the terracotta coloured facades. From the castle, you have got an especially nice view of Monte Bulgheria.
In spite of being located near the seaside, time seems to pass more slowly. Traditions are kept up: Potters, for example, carry on their centuries-old handicraft by using old methods. At the picturesque weekly market, farmers from the surrounding areas offer fresh fruit and vegetables for sale.
The village borders on the core zone of the Cilento national park: In the area around Porto degli Infreschi with its over 25 km of bluff and solitary bathing bays, like the bays of Porto Infreschi and Marcellino, you are offered an extraordinary experience of nature.
You can make trips to famous grottos, like the Grotta Azzurra of Marina di Camerota.
Around Marina di Camerota hikers have numerous possibilities to discover the Cilento:
The hiking trail from Camerota to Marina di Camerota offers fantastic views of the coast, walking tours to Porto degli Infreschi as well as to the wild and romantic valley Vallone del Marcellino will meet all your expectations.
Your sporting activities: Swimming, diving, riding, hiking, mountain biking, tennis etc.
South American traces in the Cilento
From the mid 19th century on, many inhabitants of Camerota emigrated to Venezuela to escape poverty in Southern Italy and to try their luck in South America – and most were lucky.
From the 1980ies on, one by one the emigrants returned to their Italian homeland. Their close relation with Venezuela can still be felt today. Street names, like e.g. Via Bolivar, or the annual festival Chévere keep alive the memory of the past. At a closer look, you will find one or two Venezuelan products in the small “Alimentari” in Marina di Camerota, and you will hear Spanish syllables in the alleys – a touch of South American exotic in Europe.
Next train station: Centola.
Public transport: The interurban busses of the Infante-Domenico & Co will take you from Marina di Camerota to the towns of Pisciotta, Palinuro and Camerota.