Description The Cilento area is one of the most picturesque regions of Italy to stay on holiday. When the harbour of Santa Maria got too small for the numerous fishing boats, 2 km away San Marco became more popular. Due to its favourable location, the ancient Greeks and Romans constructed a harbour, remnants of which can be seen all around. In the forties, the new harbour was built in a picturesque setting with views over the whole bay and onto the old town of Castellabate. The waters are rich with fish from the gulf of Castellabate which is the first underwater nature protection park of southern Italy. This area secures the livelihood of more than half of the inhabitants as fishermen. Authentic Italy offers self catering holiday accommodation in many apartments and villas in villages within the Cilento area.