The little gem of the southern sea
Sapri is the last municipality south of the province of Salerno, Cilento, in the heart of the Gulf of Policastro. It is known for receiving the award "bandiera blu" multiple times thanks to its clean water; that is why this is one of the favourite summer destinations of italian and foreign tourists.
This city has very ancient origins; during the greek and roman age, its bay and hinterland were important places from a commercial and a tourist point of view (Cicerone used to visit Sapri and called it "the little gem of the southern sea"). Many evidences testify the romans' presence in Sapri, like the patrician villa (I century B.C.) enlarged during the imperial age and residence of the emperor Massimo Erculio. Sapri was also appreciated and praised by many eighteenth/nineteenth-century travelers for its wonderful landscapes and the kindness of its inhabitants.
Sapri's gastronomy is characterized by many D.O.C. products such as the extra-virgin olive oil Cilento, the caciocavallo from Sila, the Cilento wines (red, white, rosè Cilento Aglianico and Cilento Fiano). Its typical dishes are the famous "alici mbuttunate", tagliatelle with seafood, sardines with potatoes and octopuses with tomato.SEE THE MAP