Marina del Cantone
Marina del Cantone overlooks the Gulf of Salerno between the Bay of Jeranto and Recommone. Its wonderful cobblestone beach is surrounded by famous and well-equipped restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts. Unmissable ship tours are available on booking from the beach to the most popular coves of the coast, as well as the Grotta Azzurra (the blue grotto on the isle of Capri).
Marina del Cantone is reachable by bus (Sita) from Sant'Agata sui due Golfi or by car with a nice parking area a hair's breadth away from the beach. Walking for about 10 minutes through a wonderful panoramic pedestrian path, you would reach Recommone.
At one point of the path, there's a coast guard tower dated back to XV century, which has been built to defend and protect the local population from barbarian pirate's incursions which often occurred all along the coast.
The coasts of Cantone, famous to be a good repair for Greek and Roman sailors, as well as corsairs, have helped along plenty of brave tales and famous myths: the most popular one is about the Sirens myth that, according to the legend, have been turned into the three little islands of Archipelago Li Galli.
The canton is surrounded by many lovely ancient Roman villas, and that is because in the past this area has been populated by wealthy Roman families. The reason for the opulence and prosperity of these local these families is due to a intense and dynamic attitude to the commerce that has guaranteed wealth, testified by several remains of luxury villas in Marina di Crapolla and the isle of Isca.
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