Contemplative and authentic village
Marina di Pisciotta is a small, contemplative village with approximately 300 inhabitants, which comes to life only during the Italian holiday months of July and August.
There is no through traffic, because the street ends at the port. Typical bars, small shops and restaurants and fishermen, who will take you to the grottoes at Cape Palinuro or on a fishing tour, are awaiting you.
Right outside the town limits, you will find the beautiful beach of Marina di Pisciotta which has either more sandy or more pebbly sections depending on the current.
It is towards the evening that the atmosphere is simply charming: To one side of the beach lies the village, children play football in the village street, old women and men sit along the lungomare chatting about everything and anything. To the other side lies the hilly landscape of the Cilento with its green giants sloping gently towards the sea.
At Marina di Pisciotta, the centuries-old fishing tradition "alici di menaica" is still kept alive.
The “pescatori” have preserved their fathers’ knowledge. Skill and experience are necessary to catch the anchovies using the traditional method. Vacationers have got the possibility to accompany the fishermen on their nightly tours.
Medieval village of Pisciotta
On the coastal road from Palinuro to Velia, the medieval village of Pisciotta is picturesquely situated on a hill above the Mediterranean Sea. Walking the narrow alleys and stairways with their palazzi and houses dating back to the 16th century, you will experience the unique atmosphere of real Italian village life. In spite of its closeness to the sea, Pisciotta has been spared the side effects of tourism, customs and traditions which are hundreds of years old are kept alive.
From Pisciotta you can reach the beach of Marina di Pisciotta by following a footpath (1 km) or the road (3 km).
Your sporting activities: Swimming, diving, riding, hiking, mountain biking, tennis etc.
Nearest train station: Pisciotta-Palinuro.
Café del Capitano in Marina di Pisciotta (open from May until the end of September, WIFI free of charge) (26.09.2012).
Public transport: There is a bus of the Infante-Domenico & Co. company several times daily from Marina di Pisciotta via the train station Pisciotta-Palinuro to Pisciotta. The people running the bar at the train station will gladly help you organize a taxi to take you from the station to Marina di Pisciotta.
Besides, there is a bus several times daily from Pisciotta piazza to the authentic mountain village of Rodio and to the neighbouring coastal town of Caprioli. Interurban buses of the Infante-Domenico & Co. company will take you conveniently from Pisciotta to the towns of Palinuro, Marina di Camerota and Camerota.