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Palinuro, Scario, and Sapri's insider take:

Both Ascea Marina and the neighboring locality of Casalvelino have pretty beaches, but the best ones of all can be found in the rugged terrain around Palinuro. This town, which has a small museum of archaeological finds, takes its name from Aeneas' pilot, Palinurus, who is supposedly buried here. Beyond Palinuro, the sandy coast curves back north into the Gulf of Policastro, where there are two more pleasant beach villages, Scario and Sapri, which mark the southern boundary of Campania.

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