The "little gem of the southern sea", as defined by Maximilian Erculeus, Western Roman emperor. Known above all for the tragic Risorgimento expedition led by Carlo Pisacane.

  • Veduta panoramica del Golfo di Policastro dall'alto della Torre Di Mezzanotte
  • Le barche dei pescatori al porto di Sapri
  • Veduta panoramica del Canale di Mezzanotte al confine con la costa di Maratea
  • Immersi nel verde della macchia mediterranea di Sapri con alcuni scorci che danno sul mare
  • Il tratto costiero roccioso della costa di Sapri in direzione di Maratea
  • La stradina del sentiero panoramico Apprezzami L'Asino

Sapri, the pearl of the Gulf of Policastro: history, nature and tourism among rocky headlands and crystalline beaches.

The Cilento Coast, with its fascinating rocky headlands, picturesque bays and enchanting beaches, extends along a long coastal stretch until it reaches Sapri. This splendid location, located in the Gulf of Policastro, is awarded the European Blue Flag and offers a tourist experience of great value. It is best known for the tragic Risorgimento expedition led by Carlo Pisacane and his brave 300 soldiers. A commemorative monument in Largo Pisacane, with the verses of the famous poem "La Spigolatrice" and a bronze sculpture depicting the "Spigolatrice" positioned on the Scialandro rock, testifies to the heroic undertaking. From this point the suggestive cliff of Mount Ceraso begins, one of the unmissable itineraries that leads to the Fortino marina. In the north-eastern part of the village there is the tourist port of Sapri, which for some years has been part of the "Metrò del Mare" line, connecting the various coastal towns of Cilento to the island of Capri. Right from the port a path starts up to the coastal gorge of the Midnight Canal on the border with Basilicata, much appreciated by those who love long walks: "Apprezzami l'asino".

Sapri: what to do and what to see

Sapri is the last tourist resort south of the Cilento territory before moving along the coastal stretch of Maratea and Basilicata. It has boasted the Fee Blue Flag for many years. His name is associated above all with the Gleaner, a historic statue placed on the Scialandro rock which recalls the tragic feat of Carolo Pisacane in 1857. The monument, however, is exhibited in the municipal villa. Of note is the tower of the "Specola di Sapri" from which it is possible to admire the magnificent maritime landscape of the Campania town. The area lends itself to exciting nature trails on foot and by bicycle. In fact, local associations organize excursions along various paths throughout the year. The most popular are: the "Sentiero Apprezzami l'Asino", "The Ring of Monte Ceraso" and "The Ascent to Monte Coccovello".


How to reach Sapri

You are right. Sapri is a town located on the Tyrrhenian coast of Campania, in the province of Salerno. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and charming historic center.
To reach Sapri by train, you can take the Tirrenica railway line, stopping at Sapri station. This line connects the cities of Rome, Naples and Salerno to the Tyrrhenian coast of Campania and Calabria. There are several trains per day, with journey times ranging from 2 to 3 hours from Naples.
To reach Sapri by car, you can take the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, exiting at the Padula-Buonabitacolo toll booth and continuing on the SS18 Tirrena Inferiore up to Sapri. From the city of Naples, it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach Sapri by car, while from Salerno about an hour and a half.
By plane: The nearest airport to Sapri is Napoli-Capodichino International Airport. From the airport, you can take a train or bus to Sapri. It is best to rent a car when you arrive in Naples, especially in the low season. This is because there are not many public transportation options available to visit the Cilento areas and get around easily.

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Distance from Salerno: 150 km, about 1 hour and 40 minutes by car
Railway station: Sapri, 0 km

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