The Primula trail between towers and forts



Natural treasures in Palinuro, completely immersed in nature in one of the most beautiful coastal stretches of the Cilento.

  • Un momento magico in cui i turisti si affacciano su uno sperone roccioso sul promontorio di Palinuro.
  • Il tratto iniziale del sentiero della Primula offre una vista panoramica mozzafiato sulla spiaggia e sul porto di Palinuro
  • Una foto al tramonto al Faro di Palinuro
  • Il paesaggio costiero che si può ammirare dal Faro di Palinuro
  • La Finestrella di Palinuro: una cavità rocciosa che si apre sulla parete di una scogliera, formando una sorta di finestra naturale che si affaccia sul mare.
  • Un punto panoramico che regala una sensazione di libertà immersi nella bellezza naturale di Palinuro
  • Il tratto di costa visibile dall'alto del promontorio di Palinuro
  • La bellezza del paesaggio costiero di Palinuro

Among towers, forts and caves: a six-hour adventure along the coast of Palinuro.

Palinuro is one of the coastal towns in the Cilento region that boasts some of the most evocative views in the province of Salerno. Hiking the "Primula" trail allows you to immerse yourself completely in nature, admire breathtaking views and visit, by trekking, one of the most beautiful places in the Cilento, Capo Palinuro. The trail is named after a plant characteristic of the cliffs of the Cilento town that blooms from February to April, the Primula Palinuri. It is also a symbol of the Cilento National Park and is now protected by regional and national laws because it is at risk of extinction. Along the trail, in addition to the primroses, it is possible to see towers, forts, beaches and rocky walls with caves, but also archaeological areas of historical interest. The trail can be started from both the Mingardo mouth (near the natural arch of Palinuro) and the Ficocella Beach in the town center. For those who intend to undertake the route from the city center, they can, alternatively, start the trail from the marina. The route is about 14 kilometers long with an average travel time of about 6 hours. The difficulty level is low. Starting from the mouth of the Mingardo, it is possible to admire the "Arco Naturale", the "Scoglio del Coniglio" and the promontory of Capo Palinuro. Along the Lambro river you reach the Tempa della Guardia, a noteworthy archaeological site. Then you continue for Carminella and then for Piano Faracchio. Taking a steep climb to the promontory, you can immerse yourself in the pine forest that reaches the Forte di Monte d'Oro and then to the tower of "Cala Fetente" which overlooks the sea. Continuing to walk, you descend towards Punta Iacco and continuing on the cliffs overlooking the sea of "Cala Ribatto", you arrive at Punta Quaglia. You climb to an altitude of 210 meters above sea level near the Faro di Palinuro from which a breathtaking view stands out from which you can see Marina di Camerota and partly the Calabrian coast. Then you walk the last stretch that reaches the Palinuro marina and the entrance to the town, up to "Cala Ficocella" where you can visit the Torre del Porto and the museum of the town, the Antiquarium. The Primrose Trail is a great way to experience the beauty and history of the Cilento National Park. The trail is challenging but rewarding, and it is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

Where to stay in Palinuro

Accommodations for holidays in Cilento.

Casa Leonardo

apartments in Palinuro

Holiday apartment in Palinuro, Isca delle Donne. Can accommodate 3 people and consists of a hall...

  • Rooms: 1
  • - Guests: 3
  • - Dist. from the beach (m.): 900
  • - Equipped kitchen
  • - Linen on request for a fee
  • - Tv
  • - Barbecue
  • - Furnished porch
  • - Outdoor shower
  • - Parking
  • equipped kitchen
  • linen on request for a fee
  • tv
  • washing machine
  • barbecue
  • furnished porch
  • outdoor shower
  • parking

Residence Trivento

residences in Palinuro

Studios and one-bedroom apartments for 2 to 5 people and three-bedroom apartments up to 7 people. Beach service...

  • - Dist. from the beach (m.): 1500

from € 49 to € 252 per night

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  • pool
  • local_bar
  • pets
  • restaurant
  • wifi
  • sports_handball
  • bathroom and bed linen
  • grill
  • kitchenette
  • internet wi-fi
  • oven
  • pets allowed
  • phone
  • refrigerator
  • safe
  • tvterrace with garden furniture
  • tv
  • agreement with diving center
  • bikes
  • bowling green
  • five-a-side football pitch
  • game room
  • garden
  • half board or full board service
  • internet point wi fi
  • laundry service
  • parking
  • snack bar
  • swimming pools (2)
  • table football
  • table tennis
  • tennis court

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The Primula trail between towers and forts: useful information

The trail, which is partly on dirt roads and partly on asphalt, is about 14 kilometers long. The average travel time is about 6 hours. The difficulty level is low. It is recommended to wear sportswear, sneakers, or hiking boots. You can park your car in town if you take the route from Ficocella beach. On the other hand, if you start from the mouth of the Mingardo river, there is a large parking lot (paid in the summer). The ideal time to enjoy a pleasant hike along the trail is from March to the end of October. Finally, remember that the primrose blooms from February to April.

Path length: approximately 14 km
Travel time: 6 hours
Elevation difference: 200 m. about
Equipment: Sports clothing. Water.

Geographic location

Palinuro is accessible from the north by taking the A3 SA/RC motorway to the Battipaglia exit, where you take the SS 18 Tirrena Inferiore. Continue on the SS 18 towards Agropoli/Vallo della Lucania and then on the SS 18 variant towards Futani. You need to exit at Poderia and then proceed in the direction of Palinuro. The nearest train station is in Centola. In summer, Centola's urban shuttle service is active, serving the entire Palinuro area.

Distance from Salerno: 122 km, approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes by car
Railway station: Centola, 6 km

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    Independent villa on a single level of approximately 100 square meters plus 40 square meters of terrace. Equipped with all the comforts: linen, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, internet, reserved parking....

    • Rooms: 2 -
    • Guests (max): 8 -
    • Dist. from the beach (m.): 8000

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