Caprioli is a historic section of the medieval and genuine mountain village of Pisciotta. It is located about 1 km from the 5 km sandy beach of Saline.
Caprioli is suited ideally for the classic bathing holiday. But hiking tours into the hinterland and the search for remains from the ancient times are also worth a try.
Therefore, the community “Kenotafion” has made it its duty to keep the sights of the ancient Caprioli from being forgotten. Be it a palazzo from the 17th century, a graveyard of the Lucanians, a small 200-year old castle or the remnants of a windmill – Caprioli has still a lot to tell about its history.
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 form 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.
On the piazza you will find grocery stores and bars, a cash dispenser and the post office are also nearby. To be recommended is the restaurant "Tre Gufi" ("Three Tawny Owls") which offers not only delicious dishes (the pizza is superb... ) but - from the foot of the grand palazzo, the highest point of the village - also a splendid view of the sea.
You can reach the beach of Marina di Pisciotta by following a footpath (1 km) or the road (3 km). The medieval alleys of Pisciotta are off limits to cars or motorcycles. This fact will grant you perfect calmness and relaxtion. Sufficient possibilities for parking can be found around the centre.
Your sporting activities: Swimming, diving, riding, hiking, mountain biking, tennis etc.
Nearest train station: Pisciotta-Palinuro.