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The Beaches of Campania, Italy

Everyone loves a good beach and Campania (southern Italy) has some of the best beaches in Italy. From Naples through the Amalfi Coast to the Cilento National Park in Southern Campania are great beaches. The Amalfi Coast is world renowned but the beaches are black lava stone. The Cilento National Park in cities like Marina Casal Velino and Ascea (both of these we have done YouTube VLOGs on) have white soft sand beaches.

These beaches have clubs and public beaches. The public beaches are free and you can bring a blanket or lounge chair and umbrella. The clubs give you two beach chairs and a table and umbrella for a fee. Some clubs provide music and free WiFi. They also usually have a restaurant that serves good food. You can order a wine, beer or prosecco in a glass on the beach.

The beaches of the Amalfi Coast are very touristy and people from all over the world go there. The beaches of the Cilento National Park are touristy for Germans and Italians. These are major summer beach resorts especially in August when most Europeans are off from work.

Come see these beaches with us in the YouTube video below:

– George Febish

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Casal Velino, Italy

Casal Velino is the sister mountain town of Casal Velino Marina. It is a very small town high up on a mountain. There are some very good restaurants there and a bar with a view of the sea and Casal Velino Marina below. This town has only a few roads and then walkways that are narrow and steep sometimes leading to stairs. The people here have lived here all their lives. This town is in the Cliento National Forest.

Come walk with us in the YouTube video below.

– George

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The Beach at Casal Velino Marina

Casal Velino Marina is our beach town. There is a road along the beach with stores and restaurants on one side and the beach on the other. The sidewalk is lined with a row of palm trees. The beach is beautiful white sand. The water is the perfect temperature and the waves, if any, are gentle. This is not a place to surf. In the winter the waves are very strong and dangerous.

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We go to a small bar, Isola Verde, for breakfast and free WiFi. It is just across the street from the beach. They make great Cornetto (an Italian version of a croissants).


For the best pastry and cakes in the area we go to Franco’s. It is not on the beach but one street in. Gaetano, the owner, is a master baker!

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There are several restaurants in this city:

  1. Mamma Angelina – On the beach
  2. Street Stritt – Just off the beach
  3. Il Forzieria – One street off the beach

Restaurants here specialize in fresh, very fresh, seafood and fish. Yes you carnivores can get meat.  You can also pay to be part of a beach club. You will get lounge chairs, a table and a spot on the beach. Most have music, free WiFi and will serve food and drinks on the beach. You can also bring your own food or buy a sandwich (panini) from one of the local restaurants or the supermarket (next to Isola Verde).


Here we bought a panini from a pizzeria and ordered a glass of prosecco from the club. This is how to do beach.

One of our favorite restaurants especially for the pizza is La Campagnola. It gets crowded late at night. You can be parked in but they will find who owns the car and move it.


Of course if you have a kitchen like we do, you may want to buy fresh fish and cook it at home. Casal Velino Maria has a fantastic fresh fish store (pescheria). Here a local fisherman brings in his fresh catch right off his boat.

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If the beach is what you want or you just like walking along the beach, this is a town for you. On Friday’s there is a local market on one of the side streets leading off the beach. They sell food, shoes and clothing from local area stores.

Tomorrow we will visit our town, Velina.

George & Jo Anne


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Small Towns in Southern Italy Pictorial

Our pictorial continues with small beach and mountain towns of southern Campania, Italy.

Vallo della Lucania

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Castelnuovo Cilento

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Marina Casal Velino

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Santa Maria di Castellabate

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Old Town Agropoli

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Wherever you go in Italy, you see old beautiful towns. Each make their own foods, wines and olive oils. Give yourself and your tastebuds a vacation … go to Italy and experience the real people and places. Don’t settle for a tour with bad food. Enjoy life and be romantic!

George & Jo Anne


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The Beach Town of Marina Casal Velino, Italy

Marina Casal Velino is a beautiful beach town on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a small town with several restaurants, hotels, B&B’s and Pastry shops. Being Italy, it also has many bars. Remember bars are for breakfast coffee and pastry, lunch sandwiches (Panini) as well as drinks and many times gelato. We have spoken about our favorite bar for pastries is Franco’s but our favorite for sitting with a coffee, having Wi-Fi and enjoying the view is Isola Verde. There is a main street in the back of town that runs from a traffic circle south to another beach town called Ascea. Ascea is where the Greek ruins of Velia are found. There is another main street that runs along the beach. It has stores, hotels, bars and restaurants on one side of the road and a beautiful white sand beach with palm trees and on the other side of the road.

The beaches here have free sections. You must bring your own umbrella and chairs if you want to use them. There are also beach clubs that you pay to get in. They give you two beach chairs a table and an umbrella all setup. You can also order drinks and food at their bar. They can bring the drinks to you on the beach. They also have clean bathrooms and changing rooms. The beach is not very wide but nice. As you go into the water it is refreshing but not cold. The sand continues under the water smoothly. There are no rocks. You can wade far out and the water is still about 4 feet deep.

This town is very popular with Italians and other Europeans in the summer. It gets very crowded in August when everyone is off. The Italians mostly come from Naples and Salerno areas. The Europeans are mostly Germans. It is very funny to read the menus at the restaurants which are in Italian and German. The town has many vendors along the beach and closes one street each Friday for a market. It has clothes, food, household products and toys. It is fun to walk through this market and look at the merchandise which is all locally grown or made.

If you enjoy beaches and small mountain towns, this is the area of Italy for you. It is unspoiled and very beautiful.

George & Jo Anne


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