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Pisciotta, Italy

Pisciotta is a small mountain town in southern Campania. It is high above its marina on the sea. This town is very small but beautiful with only about 3,000 people living there. The views of the sea are amazing.We walked around this town from the main piazza up the many stairs to see the views. We were rewarded by discovering a wonderful restaurant with the most amazing views. The owner allowed us to come out on their balcony and photograph the sea. Later we returned for a magnificent romantic lunch. The people at the restaurant, I Tre Gufi (the three owls), were so friendly and the food and wine was delicious.

As we entered the town we found a parking garage but there were no ticket machines to pay for parking. We had to leave the garage and go to the main piazza to find a bar that sold parking tickets (biglietto). After placing the biglietto in the car we were free to explore. At lunch we realized our parking tickets were about to expire. As I prepared to go buy another ticket, a man told me not to worry, the police were eating lunch as well and would not be issuing parking tickets. Italy is all about basic human needs like food. We love it.

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– George

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Pisciotta Pictorial

Pisciotta is in the province of Salerno, region of Campania. It is at the southern part of Campania. It is built-in the ancient way with a seaport and a mountain walled town. The mountain town is the subject of our pictorial today. The population is only about 2,700 people.

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You can get here by car or a train from Rome, Naples or Salerno to Marina di Pisciotta.

This small mountain town has many stairs but can easily be explored. On one edge of town overlooking the marina far below, is the restaurant Tre Gufi (three owls).

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Tre Gufi

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Can you imagine sitting here with this view?

Here are the small streets of this wonderful village.

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Just close your eyes and imagine yourself walking these ancient streets and climbing the steps. If it is a hot day, stop at Tre Gufi for something to eat and drink. Take in the magnificent views. This is romantic, this is Italy in its best. Buon Viaggio.

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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Paestum

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Salento

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Acciaro

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Santa Maria di Castellabate

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Maratea

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Old Town Agropoli

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Pisciotta

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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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Pisciotta Italy

Pisciotta is a mountain city in the province of Salerno and the region of Campania Italy. It has a population of about 2,700 people. You can access this small town from a narrow mountain road out of Ascea Italy. Ascea is a beautiful beach town. The road is narrow but in good condition. There is one place they are working on. A piece of the road fell over the mountain and they are cutting back into the mountain to widen it again. This is very similar to what happens on highway 1 in California. At the top of the mountain road you enter the city. There is a large parking garage on the main street. You park and walk back to the square to a bar and buy a one hour parking ticket. You can buy more than one. Fill them out and put them in your car window.

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Pisciotta

At the public square you can see people having a coffee and talking. It is the meeting place for this town. Proceed up the hill to a pair of steps. At the top you are in the old city. This part of the city is all stairs and lots of them. The streets are narrow walkways that are charming. We wondered how deliveries were made to restaurants here. Our question was answered shortly as a small elongated golf cart zoomed by. It did not have wheels but tank treads. It was at ease with the hills as well as the steps.

In this old section was a wonderful restaurant with views of the harbor far below to die for. The restaurant is called Tre Gufi (three Owls). The restaurant has outside seating overlooking the harbor. We sat at a table here and had a wonderful lunch. The food is fresh and delicious. After lunch, energized, we walked around this small town and back to the main square. It was time to leave this wonderful town. We knew we would return again. Then all that was left was the mountain road back down to Ascea and the beaches.

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                          Tre Gufi Restaurant                                                           View from Tre Gufi Restaurant

George & Jo Anne

 

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How to Buy a Place in Italy – Part 16

Thursday morning is no different from the other mornings. We awake to beautiful blue skies, puffy occasional clouds and shimmering sea. We are off, you guessed it, to Isola Verde for breakfast and WiFi. This place has a real following in Marina Casal Velino. It is right on a street directly across from the beach. Their pastries are fresh each day and crispy. Nothing is too sugary. Fillings, like marmalade are just a small amount. The espresso is done perfect. A great way to kick-start your day. We discuss our plans for the day and conclude that a trip to Pisciotta is in order. Pisciotta is a small mountain town not far from the beach town of Ascea (our second beach area). The road up is small, like all Italian mountain roads, but in good condition.

We arrive in Pisciotta and find a parking garage in the center. We didn’t know if we needed a ticket and where the machine was. It turns out, the local Tobacco store (also sells newspapers, gum, etc) sells the parking tickets. You buy it and mark it up as to time in. We walk back to the parking garage and place the ticket inside on the dash. Now we are free to explore Pisciotta. From the center of town, stairs lead up a high hill into the old section. Streets are pedestrian only and very narrow. We discover that local deliveries are done on small narrow vehicles with treads (like a tank) that can go up steep hills and also climb up or down stairs.

We find a restaurant called Tre Gufi (three Owls). It is too early for lunch but the owner invites us in to see the view. After about a hundred pictures we leave to continue our walk around the old section. We decide to come back for lunch here. The walk around town winds and climbs up and down stairs. There are views everywhere. Some of the sea others of the mountains. It is a beautiful and memorable town.

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The Streets

After a long walk around this wonderful city, we need to buy another ticket for parking and place it in the car. The locals tell us don’t worry it is lunch time and the police are eating. We then head back up to Tre Gufi for views and lunch. They let us pick a table outside overlooking a cliff down to the marina. What a wonderful setting.

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Our view and Table

On the way back we stop in Ascea to visit an ancient Greek city ruin of Velia (Elea in Greek – 538-535 BC). This was a huge city on the sea with its castle high up on the mountain. The ruins still show a part of this city. You can see foundations of houses and buildings and a coliseum. It was a very hot day and we had no shade. The climb up to the tower was hard but we were rewarded with a spectacular ruin still in tact and a great view.

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We then head home but first made a stop at the vegetable man to get fresh fruit and vegetables. We ate at home that night and enjoyed our view and sunset. Tomorrow we will discuss Friday, our last full day, in paradise.

George & Jo Anne

 

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