Palinuro is the greater fraction of Centola, in the province of Salerno, Campania. It is a seaside resort in southern Cilento rather famous, whose name is linked to a character of the Aeneid, the legendary Palinuro, helmsman of Aeneas' fleet.
Palinuro personifies the beloved helmsman of Aeneas, who lost his life because the god of sleep does sleep with sweet music and words and then throws him into the water. Thus is accomplished the one that fate had always said so that Aeneas reaches Lazio, one of them, a Trojan will die. Aeneas became aware of the lack of the friend is looking for him but not finding it imagines his death. Indeed, as recounted in the Aeneid, Palinuro swims up to the coast, where it is killed by Velini and left unburied on the shore of the sea, which is why, when Aeneas descends to the underworld and encounters the ghost of his helmsman, they requested him to to look for the body and give him a decent burial, so that his soul may rest in peace.
Palinuro is a rather famous tourist resort. The summer is good receptivity is due to water quality (the fruit from the "Blue Flag") that the country's position in the context of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. Besides the beaches from the site of the village of Palinuro, is quite the popular beach area called Mingardo (also called Natural Arch, a rock formation due to arc), the slope of the Gulf of Policastro.
Another cause of tourist attraction are the numerous caves around Cape Palinuro site (including the Blue Grotto), quite popular for scuba diving.
The center relies on a tourist marina, located at the northern base of the headland, and connected with Salerno and Naples in the summer months by a ferry service called "Metrò del Mare"
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