Palinuro is the most important hamlet of Centola, it belongs to the province of Salerno, in Campania. It is a
rather famous seaside resort of the southern Cilento. The town of Palinuro is located in the heart of the
National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diana, also juts out over the sea with the homonymous rocky
promontory, carved by sea caves.
The city has very ancient origins and is considered the heart of the Gulf of Policastro. In Roman times the
bay and its hinterland were held in high esteem; visited by Cicero who called it "parva gemma marls inferi"
(small gem of the South Sea), admired and praised by many travelers of the eighteenth and nineteenth
century who appreciated the beauty of the places and the goodness of the local population. It is known for
having repeatedly obtained the Blue Flag, an award given for its clean waters, the last of which was in 2018