Sapri


Sapri, the last town in southern Campania, is a few kilometers from the Basilicata, on a small plain of the coast overlooking the bay of Sapri, in the Gulf of Policastro that embraces borders of three regions: Campania, Basilicata, Calabria. It's surrounded by the nature of two national parks (Cilento-Vallo di Diano and Pollino) and is one of the most famous and well attended tourist resorts in Cilento. For years now, Sapri can boast the Blue Flag award for cleanliness and quality of the beaches and its waters. Its hills reach up to the coast covered with forests, scrubland, and olive trees. The coast is dotted with beaches among the rocks, creeks and long rocky coasts. The city of Sapri has ancient origins and is considered the heart of the Gulf of Policastro, once called "Sinus Laus". Visited by Cicero called "small gem of the South Sea", Sapri was admired and celebrated by many travelers of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Sapri is best known for Carlo Pisacane Shipment of June 28, 1857, mentioned in verse from the famous poetry "La spigolatrice di Sapri" by Luigi Mercantini. The tragic enterprise is commemorated by an obelisk in located in "Largo dei Trecento", a statue of Pisacane erected in the public garden and a bronze depiction representing the "Spigolatrice" lying on the rock Scialandro, in the direction of Sapri bay, where the three hundred landed. Every summer, the expedition is remembered by a re-enactment of the landing in costume.

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