Top things to do

Beach in Palinuro & Around

Spiaggia Palinuro

The town’s main beach stretches for around 4km north of the centre. There is another more sheltered curve of sand abutting Palinuro’s postcard-pretty harbour in the south, replete with colourful fishing boats, sever…
Cave in Palinuro & Around

Grotta Azzurra

Although it doesn’t have the hype of its Capri counterpart, Palinuro’s Grotta Azzurra is similarly spectacular, with a brilliant play of light and hue. It owes its name to the extraordinary effect created by the sun…
Seafood in Palinuro & Around

Ristorante Miramare

Enjoying a supreme position, with a broad terrace overlooking the turquoise sea and small adjacent sandy cove, this place is part of the same-name hotel. The menu is predominantly seafood-based and holds few surpris…
Beach in Palinuro & Around

Spiaggia Marinella

For a slightly quieter scene than you might find in Palinuro, head southeast of town to Spiaggia Marinella, surrounded by lush banks of greenery. The beach is approached via steep steps, and there’s a small car park…
Italian in Palinuro & Around

Ristorante Core a Core

Ignore the cheesy heart-shaped sign: with its glorious garden setting and great reputation for seafood, Core a Core is your best bet in Palinuro. The antipasti al mare (€19.50) is superb, and there's a menu of prope…
Seafood in Palinuro & Around

O Guarracino

This humble beachside eatery is run by a fishing family that still plies the waters in winter. Expect the freshest grilled fish: sea bream, sea bass, yellowtail, swordfish, tuna – it's a long list.
Pastries in Palinuro & Around

Pasticceria Egidio

Run by the Egidio family, this pasticceria (pastry shop) has a cake display backed by a large bakery where breads including integrale (whole-wheat) arrive steaming hot for picnic time. The cakes really are as good a…
Gelato in Palinuro & Around

Bar Da Siena

Part of the Albergo Santa Caterina, this L-shaped bar serves the best ice cream in town with semi freddi (semi cold) and yoghurt-based ices, as well as enticing flavours such as ricotta e pistacchio (ricotta and pis…
Bar in Palinuro & Around


The encapsulation of Palinuro’s bar scene, this sprawling terrace with perspex furniture and palms creates a glamorous space for live music every Saturday in summer.