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International tourism is new to this area, and accommodations, with the exception of Palazzo Belmonte are quite basic. We tend to prefer the quality of service -- and food -- at an eco-friendly agriturismo.

In a panoramic position in Palinuro is the Agriturismo Sant'Agata, Via Sant'Agata Nord (tel. 0974-931716; www.agriturismosantagata.it), offering excellent cuisine, cooking classes, and simple but tasteful guest rooms. Another address serving excellent food and wine is Il Vecchio Casale, Contrada Vigna, 84070 Vatolla di Perdifumo (tel. 0974-845235; fax 0974-821296; www.ilvecchiocasale.it), inland of Castellabate: The elegant farmhouse dates from the 18th century and has a pleasant swimming pool. Principe di Vallescura, Via Marina Campagna, Località Vallescura, near Pollica (tel. 0974-973087; www.principedivallescura.com), affords beautiful sea views and beach access; and I Fornari, Località Fornari 2, 84076 Stella Cilento (tel.0974-909204 or 3383621071; www.agriturismoifornari.it), offers upscale accommodations in an atmospheric 18th-century mill and has great amenities, including a pool.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.