Marina di Camerota
Marina di Camerota
Marina di Camerota
Marina di Camerota is situated on the 40th parallel north in the province of Salerno and is the southernmost town of Campania (the southernmost geographic point is the nearby Punta Infreschi). This coastal village counts 3,500 inhabitants and is a small village in the municipality of Camerota 5 m s. l. m. (at a distance of 5 km), is located inside the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano and protected by Unesco as a world heritage site and biosphere reserve, also this stretch of Tyrrhenian coast boasts natural excellence as the Porto degli Infreschi and endemic plants such as Primrose palinurii.
The nearest train station is about 20 km is the Pisciotta-Palinuro, on the Rome-Reggio Calabria. Other railway is Sapri just South. Stations can be easily reached via bus and taxi "Infante" who stopped in adjacent areas and most frequented stations.
The nearest airports are Salerno-Salerno Costa d'amalfi (QSR) in ca. 108 km and Capodichino Airport (NAP) to 180 km.
The patron of Marina di Camerota is St. Dominic celebrated on August 4. After the mass celebrated in the square outside the Church, the statue of the Patron Saint is carried in procession through the streets of the town. The civilian program 3 days before party begins with markets, rides, concerts and the inevitable shows of fireworks from the sea.
The miracle of Saint Dominic
On the first Sunday of March, we celebrate the votive feast in memory of the miracle made by san Domenico on December 27, 1937 to four sailors of the Navy. The four set out from Marina on December 26, to travel to Agropoli. When he departed for the return journey, at Pisciotta were surprised by the bad weather, but continued the same, trusting that he almost arrived home. But the four lost both the sail and oars overboard. The youngest of the four was carrying an image of san Domenico; threw it into the sea, and asked him to calm things down. Suddenly a great light appeared through the clouds and the small boat fishermen miraculously was transported to safety in the port country.
The name of Marina di Camerota is traced from that of the maiden Kamaraton very beautiful but cold-hearted. Legend has it that the helmsman of Aeneas, Palinuro, fell crazily coming to chase the image of his beloved to the bottom of the sea drowning so for unrequited love. Venus out of pity, and irritated, turned the rock and Kamaraton found you guilty of Palinuro that fate was transformed into rock, the same on which now stands Camerota, witness of an unfortunate perennial love and forever overlooking the sea and the promontory of Palinuro.
MARINA FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY
In the XVII century, Marina di Linfreschi had just a bunch of houses in Cape dell'infrischi with pit, furnace, store and tavern. The population increased due to the sailors of the Amalfi coast and Sorrento who settled there by extending the village around the church dedicated to Saint Dominic. The main activities were agriculture, fishing and the production of ropes plants exported up to Taranto, La Spezia and Venezia and produced until a few decades ago.
Currently the country appears willing to semicircle between two small headlands surmounted by towers in an arc of coastline between olive Saracen era. The Navy has maintained the ancient fishing village which makes it distinctive and unique. This is the thickest series of alleyways that pass through picturesque streets and arcades and vaults intersecting and continuing with bridges and steps from San Domenico square to the waterfront.
At the center of the town there is the square defined by the circle of the houses of former fishermen with the churchyard of Saint Alphonsus Church where she worships San Domenico. Newer buildings have sprung up since the second half of the century and have resulted in an urbanisation with different shapes and dimensions with interior gardens embellished with plants like magnolias, palms, ficus and hibiscus to clear exotic origin.
The port was built in 1968 and is both tourist and fishing boat. In summer hydrofoils service uses, called Metrò del mare, which links Singapore directly to Naples and Capri.
Since 2003 the harbour boasts every year of the European blue flag marinas. The port has, inter alia, petrol pump, crane for vessels up to 200 tons. and under the arcades are located the offices of public utility as the tourist office, the pro loco, the command of the traffic police, emergency medical service and the Italian Red Cross.