Acciaroli is one of the Cilento’s old fishing villages. With its houses’ characteristic quarry stone façades it is considered a gem among the coastal towns.
Well-tended sandy beaches and the picturesque harbor have had their share in increasing Acciaroli’s popularity with Italian holiday guests during the last few years.
The village became, however, widely known already in the last century as Ernest Hemingway spent several months there.
While spending your holidays at one of the wonderful holiday homes at Acciaroli and taking a walk through the village, you might be retracing the steps taken there by the famous author Ernest Hemingway.
It was at Acciaroli that Ernest Hemingway is said to have experienced an encounter with his own ‘creation’.
Exhausted from working on his novel “The Old Man and the Sea”, he met ‘his’ old man in fisherman Antonio Masarone:
“Everything about him was old except his eyes, and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.”
Almost every day, Antonio Masarone and Ernest Hemingway went fishing at sea together.
with sea view at Acciaroli
The charm of times gone by
With its historic center and small alleys, Acciaroli today still spreads the austere charm of times long gone.
When sitting in one of the café-bars along the picturesque seaside promenade you simply feel at ease. The lovely church and the imposing Saracen tower at the harbor seem to jut out into the sea. And fishing still plays an important role.
Fantastic sandy beaches
The long, gently sloping beach is a treat for water bugs. Crystal clear water and fine sand make your time at the beach, bathing and swimming in the sea a real delight.
The “Guida Blu”
Mention for best quality
The “Guida Blu” is updated and edited in Italy annually. Mention in this travel guide of holiday resorts concerned for their environment is accorded to those places which combine excellent service for guests with respect for the environment in an active way.
Preconditions for being mentioned include not only clean beaches and water quality, but also waste management, air quality, esteem for historic town centers, promotion of regional produce as well as local gastronomy and, finally, responsible area planning/landscape architecture. The guide is sponsored and edited by the Italian environmental organization Legambiente and the Touring Club Italiano. Acciaroli is proud to have counted among the places awarded this mention for highest quality. A list of all the places commended is found on the site of Legambiente, where you can also order the “Guida Blu” online.