The calendar of events will be offered from April to October and will be updated every week. Each following month will be published a few days before the end of the current month.
Canti Mariani - Marian songs in Camerota
As every year, the choral presentation of Marian songs takes place at Santa Maria delle Grazie church in Camerota.
Location: Camerota, Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie
Start: 8 pm
Jazz - Exhibition at Agropoli
JAZZ is the name of the exhibition of the Italian artist Leopoldo Cirillo Taiani presented at Palazzo Civico delle Arti in Agropoli during the first weeks in May.
Location: Agropoli, Palazzo Civico delle Arti, Via C. Pisacane
Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10 am -12.30 pm and 4-8 pm
Giro d'Italia passes through the Cilento
The 3rd and the 4th stages of the legendary cycling spectacle pass through the Cilento this year! From Sorrento, the peloton moves southward via Positano and Salerno on May 6th. Passing Paestum, Agropoli and Castellabate, the 212 km stage ends at the small coastal town of Marina di Ascea (at the lungomare). The following day, May 7th, the cyclists start in Policastro Bussentino moving on towards Calabria. A unique experience, not only for fans of cycling!
Main locations: Marina di Ascea and Policastro Bussentino
Run with a view: La Corsa dalla Sirena Leucosya 2013
The perfect event for everyone who loves to run: a 9 kilometre tour through the beautiful Cilento. You start at Castellabate. The running track passes the greek-roman harbour of San Marco, past Valonealto and the pine forests of Licosa, until it reaches the sparkling bay of Ogliastro Marina. Everyone is welcome, so put on your shoes and ready, steady, go!
More information: La Marcialonga
Location: Harbour of San Marco di Castellabate
Start: 4 p.m. (participants' meeting),6 p.m. (start)
Festival delle arti marinare cilentane - Festival dedicated to the maritime traditions of the Cilento
It is at several fishing villages and towns along the Cilento coast that this festival stops by to give locals as well as tourists an understanding of the old seafaring traditions and the importance of the sea for this region. Numerous cultural events are part of this year's program. Moreover, various workshops dealing with these topics take place at the harbor of Acciaroli.
Main locations: Pollica and Acciaroli
Le strade della mozzarella - Culinary days at Paestum
About 60 top chefs meet at “Le Trabe”, one of the best-known restaurants of the Cilento, to present the most delicious and refined recipes centering on the famous buffalo mozzarella. Established regional cuisine meets new, partly extravagant, creations. The aim of this event is to make the Cilento cuisine known beyond its borders. A pleasure for your senses is guaranteed! Stop by “Le Trabe” and jump at the chance to taste the ‘multi-faceted’ buffalo mozzarella.
“Le Trabe” is only a few minutes from the historic temples of Paestum, in the midst of an idyllic country estate. The elaborately restored mill of this property is also worth seeing.
Location: Capaccio-Paestum, Restaurant Le Trabe
Sagra del Carciofo Bianco - Artichoke festival at Pertosa
On the occasion of the artichoke harvest at Pertosa the artichoke festival takes place on Friday from 9 pm on and the whole day on Saturday and Sunday. Accompanied by traditional music and songs, you can savor culinary artichoke specialities; this vegetable is, unfortunately, seldom found on our menus nowadays. That's one reason why the congregation of Pertosa keeps this annual festival alive. This year, it coincides with the village’s feast of saints. Another reason to visit Pertosa!
Location: Pertosa, Piazza G. De Marco
Stage Apnea - Freediving course
Dive into the colorful underwater world at the Cilento coast… At Whitsuntide, Apnea Porto Infreschi ASD organizes a crash course in freediving at Marina di Camerota. The course is conducted by none other than Umberto Pelizzari, multiple freediving champion of the world. Participants can be either experienced freedivers or beginners who want to get to know this fascinating sport.
Location: Marina di Camerota
You can receive more information about this and other courses from Giancarlo Infante (0039.348.8969459) or Enrico Lupo (0039.392.4382018) as well as at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corsa del Mito – Road race
Once again the time has come to call out to runners from all over Italy: On your marks, get set, go! The starting signal for this by now internationally established road race is sounded on Sunday, May 19th at 5 pm at the harbor of Palinuro. The race takes the athletes through the Old Town of Palinuro and along the Mingardo coast to Marina di Camerota, where the 13.5 km race reaches the finishing line at the harbor. For the first time this year, there is a MiniMito for children in the morning. In the run-up to the sportive event, you can go on a discovery tour of the culinary and cultural offers. After the awards ceremony, Sunday is rounded off with a concert.
Locations: Palinuro and Marina di Camerota, harbor and town center
Start: 5 pm
Corsalonga - Traditional 9-km-race
In May, the Cilento shows its sportive face and so, on Saturday, May 25th, there is another road race in the commune of San Giovanni a Piro, in the southern part of the National Park. This race has been taking place for 30 years now and still it attracts enthusiastic runners as well as onlookers from all over Italy. Don’t miss out on this event and the unique atmosphere of the small mountain town!
Location: San Giovanni a Piro
Start: 4 pm
Festa della Madonna di Pietrasanta
Here you may still experience religious tradition in its typical south-italian style: the pilgrimage at the Santuario SS. Maria di Pietrasanta. In addition to the prayers and services, that take place the whole day, the highlight is a religious procession, where a picture of the Madonna is carried through the streets of the charming village of San Giovanni a Piro.
Location: San Giovanni a Piro
Start: 6 p.m.
Fri, 31.5. - So, 2.6.
Sagra del Pescato di Paranza 2013
Enjoying the culinary highlights of the region - a simple, yet totally delicious concept! For the sixth time locals as well as vistors are invited to try out Cilento's finest food and beverages. Of course, there's live music and game playing for the kids: just like a typical sagra should be. Because of its popularity this year's event will take place at the spacious Campo dei Rocchi at the Frazione Lago di Castellabate.
Location: Campo dei Rocchi, Lago di Castellabate
Start: 8 p.m.
Meeting del Mare - Open Air Festival at Marina di Camerota
This weekend, the coastal town of Marina di Camerota is, once again, the setting for the largest festival of its kind in Southern Italy. As in the years before, admission to the concerts is free of charge. It is above all young Italian bands who perform on the stage, thus given the opportunity to present themselves and their music. For a whole weekend, the young celebrate themselves; they enjoy life, summer and the unique atmosphere of Marina di Camerota. Stop by and get to know Italy’s young!
Location: Marina di Camerota (beach)
Monday: Acciaroli (at the harbour), Palinuro (Corso Carlo Pisacane; only every 2nd Mo.), Stella Cilento, Scário (Piazza Marinai close to the harbour)
Tuesday: San Giovanni a Piro (Piazza Vittoria), Villammare (close to the post office)
Wednesday: Novi Velia, Acquavella, Agnone, Pisciotta (Piazza Raffaele Pinto; in summer time sometimes at the harbour of Marina di Pisciotta), Camerota (Piazza San Vito)
Thursday: Agropoli (Piazza Mercato), Capaccio-Paestum (at the church of San Vito), Marina di Ascea (At the Lungomare), Omignano, Palinuro (Corso Carlo Pisacane; only every 2nd Thursday.)
Friday: Marina di Camerota (at the harbour; only every 2nd Fr.), Marina di Casalvelino (Piazzale del Porto)
Saturday: Maratea (Piazza Europa, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month), Santa Maria di Castellabate (Piazza Matarazzo)
Sunday: Vallo della Lucania
The markets normally take place in the morning between 07:00 and 13:00.
From mid June to end of August, a market with products typical for the region (groceries and crafts) takes place in Camerota every Wednesday evening .