The city of Spigolatrice
Sapri reveals itself to the visitor's gaze from afar, when from the woods of the Cilento National Park it can be seen overlooking the Gulf of Policastro. The seafront promenade is a beautiful promenade and its beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag several times.
In Roman times, wealthy citizens built their summer villas here, and Cicero called it a 'little gem of the southern sea' because of its splendid location. In the Middle Ages, the coastal towers of Capobianco and Mezzanotte were built, and in the 17th century, the coastal town of Marinella arose, which is now a district of Sapri.
The town is mentioned in a famous poem by Luigi Mercantini, La Spigolatrice di Sapri, which recalls the expedition of Carlo Pisacane and other patriots to raise the Neapolitans against the Bourbons. Today it is a popular seaside resort with small streets to explore, the remains of a 1st century Roman villa, the 18th century Church of the Immaculate Conception and the neo-Gothic Church of Santa Croce.
In the surrounding area, you can take several nature trails such as the Apprezzami l'Asino [Donkey Appreciation Trail], an ancient mule track overlooking the sea that connected Sapri and Maratea.