What to do and see in Santa Maria di Castellabate, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

December 19, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Santa Maria di Castellabate is a southern Italian town and hamlet (frazione) of Castellabate, a municipality in the province of Salerno, Campania. It is the most populated frazione of its comune and the seat of the town hall building.
Restaurants in Santa Maria di Castellabate

1. Masaniello Tourist

Via Santa Croce 15, 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy
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5 based on 270 reviews

Masaniello Tourist

Masaniello tourist is a very young tourist company located in castellabate, Salerno. We arrange discovery tours both in land and by sea. The trip boat is dedicated to Sunshine,relax ,sea swimming into the crystal waters off the shores of the island of licosa. With the exclusivity formula and therefore in absolute privacy and relax you can taste on board the traditional seafood specialties while enjoing the beauty of cilento coast. Tours guided to the discover Of the beauties natural, cultural, historic , in the National park Of Cilento. During our tour wine&food You can visit and taste in buffalo, wine and figs farms. Tours to Amalfi coast, Naples, Pompeii ruiins and Vesuvius. We organise cooking classes of Cilento tradition. Taxi and transfers services from and to airport and station train .

Reviewed By debl278 - Cortlandt Manor, New York

5 star experience from start to finish! Amazing day and tour visiting the highlights of Cilento: History , Culuture and the food. He is a master of all three and provides a wonderful, knowledgeable experience at every stop. Nicola is passionate about his culture and this undiscovered beautiful part of Italy. He went out of his way to make this day happen for us. Our time with Nicola was priceless ! We can't wait to take his boat tour.

2. Santuario Santa Maria a Mare

Via Don Gennaro Landi, 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy +39 0974 961058
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4 based on 71 reviews

Santuario Santa Maria a Mare

Reviewed By Marigatta - Fairfield, Connecticut

This lovely church sits majestically by the sea and bears the name of the blessed mother within: Santa Maria a Mare. Dating back to the 1800's this parish has welcomed many families from this small fishing village. Upon entering, if you turn your back to the altar there are plaques on the wall giving ( in Italian) a brief historical timeline from the church's inception to current status as sanctuary.
Modestly decorated this parish maintains a humble status. Buttercup yellow walls cast a soft glow down the isles and around the marble altar where your eyes are drawn to the beautiful statue of Mary. The parish priest, Monsignor Luigi, had her vestments restored to the statue's original colors which were deeper in blue and crimson.
Statues of other saints grace the interior walls.
Children are most welcome and often the Monsignor gathers the little ones around the altar.
Most notable to me were the charismatic voices of the choir chanting, singing and praising.
Occasionally after an 8 am Sunday mass, women from the parish sell artisan goods and donate the proceeds to charity. This small venue is accessed by an entrance directly across from Hotel Sonia by the beach- if you stand in front of the church, go to your left.

3. Lido Castellabate

Zona Lago, 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy +39 335 835 5279
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4 based on 64 reviews

Lido Castellabate

Bathhouse with Lido Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By preglad - New York

After nine wonderful and moderately to very busy weeks in twelve settings, I was looking forward to returning to the grand slam of San Marco Castallabate, Santa Maria Castallabate, Castellabate atop and Agropoli as a relaxed return to my past. Here our family had spent nearly two full summer months in ’88 and ’89 when my sons were younger primary school students. To return meant a little nostalgia as well.
I was confident that, although the three Castallabate villages and Agropoli would have changed somewhat, the essential character of each would remain intact. This proved generally true, though the accidental changes to each (and most especially Agropoli), made getting precise bearings alternately tricky, somewhat difficult or impossible in each case.
Some of what was best in each is gone, and much of what is new is lovely in its own way. Np one in the street anywhere roasts chickens over open dry grapevines with chunks of rosemarin under the skin and in the cavity. No trucks arrive in the piazzas on Saturday mornings to fill five liter plastic jugs of wine for the equivilent of E2. Kids don’t tend to walk down the road daily to stop at a bread store, and a cheese/milk shop, and thus accumulate (then 100 lire) coins as pay for their neon lit electric arcade games on Friday nights before pizza. Most of all. there was no GPS, no internet, no cells phones, no disco clubs and little tv.
Yet so much of the three villages and centro Agropoli above (sopra) retain their heart, despite the incursions of modern "convenience". No disrespect intended, but to visit the seaside in the winter and then speak of little to do or whatever less than positively seems a little ironic and curious. I'll leave it at that with such comments I read.
Walking along the beach in any of these three seaside settings when the weather is blustery and challenging or coolingly accommodating can be a great photo op as well as energizing. To have all this shoulder to shoulder in such convenient proximity makes for wonderful week's setting, but please: don't ask too much of the winter if not skiing somewhere, OK?

4. Il Vichingo

Piazza Santa Lucia, 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy +39 0974 960096
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5 based on 22 reviews

Il Vichingo

We are a small winehop and winebar located in the square Santa Lucia in Santa Maria di Castellabate. You can enjoy your easy lunch or dinner with us and enjoy a great bottle of local wine. We also organise excursions to local wineyards and producers of local products as Mozzarella, Salami, Parma hams and other local products. We offer bike rental in our shop. Also we accommodate guests in hotels,apartemnts,private villas. Rent a boat with captain or drive yourself. For wedding planning, use us as locals, we have done Weddings in Castellabate since 2006 and havce all the great locations for your ceremony, reception and after dinner parties.

Reviewed By KazaPerthWA - Noosaville, Australia

Walked past this wine bar as is opposite main square & so very glad we did. Kjetil (the Owner) was outside so got chatting & stayed for superb glass of red, asked for recommendation where to eat & he rang ahead & made sure we...MoreHi Karen and Chris It was a great pleasure to meet you in Our bar and i'm happy that you like Our bar and services. Hope you enjoy rest of travel in Italy and that we meet again sometime. All the best IL Vichingo (Kjetil)

5. Tours & Transfers

Via Pagliarola 2, 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy
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5 based on 13 reviews

Tours & Transfers

Daily tour along Amalfi coast!Visit of the Ruins in Pompeii,Vesuvius Volcan!excuriosn along the Cilento coast,Velia Ruins and Palinuro grottoes by boat!Taxi service in Castellabate.Transfer service available from and to Naples Airport,Salerno train station,Agropoli Safely liability,affordable price!Professional service.

Reviewed By valandrei - Brasov, Romania

We would like to thank Mr. Franco Nigro for the very convenient transfer to our destination in Santa Maria di Castellabate. Mr. Franco Nigro picked us up at Salerno central station and brought us (group of 5) to the residence in Santa Maria di Castellabate....MoreDear Mr Valentin,I really aprreciate your review,a big thank you!You are welcome. Regards Franco

6. Enoteca Casaburi

Corso Matarazzo 52, Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy +39 339 403 5839
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Enoteca Casaburi

Reviewed By Vincenzo E - Naples, Italy

Uno spaccato di Cilento, quello enogastronomico è degnamente rappresentato in questo negozio che presenta il meglio dei prodotti cilentani di qualsiasi tipo. Dal vino all'olio, dalle confetture di fichi ai liquori, insomma una varietà di delizie da provare per apprezzare anche a tavola questa splendida terra.

7. Antares '91

Via Pagliarola 2, 84048 Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Antares '91

Car Hire,Bikes rental,boat rental.Cars for rent can be delivered/collected in Agropoli train station,Salerno train station and/or directly to your accommodation in Cilento National park Available low season (Oct.to May) price.Bikes to rent both standard and semiprofessional(road bike).Boat for renta available from April to late Sept.

Reviewed By Richard M - Krakow, Poland

Excellent service offered by Franco from Antares : the car rental for sightseeing and the transfer to the airport were professional and on time. He speaks English and it helps.Dear Mr Richard , a big thank you for your review,you are welcome! Regards Franco

8. Wine bar Ligea

G. Naso 12, Santa Maria di Castellabate, Castellabate, Italy
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4 based on 10 reviews

Wine bar Ligea

Reviewed By delagioventu - Luxembourg

Wonderful position on the port, delicious seafood, friendly staff. This restaurant deserves to be recommended most enthusiastically. Really very good.

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