is a picturesque maritime village, lying on the
shore below the slants of Mount Bulgheria. Well
- known as a summer resort and provided with one
of the most harbours of the region, Scario presents
with many charming attractions, like its lovely
promenade and the astonishing Masseta coast.
The extraordinary and uncontaminated Masseta Coast
stretches out from Garigliano Point, just west of
Scario, to Infreschi Point. Here the rocks of Mount
Bulgheria plunge into the sea, creating one of the
finest submarine paradises in the Mediterranean
area, rich in diverse marine species, elsewhere
Along the coast, for ages past, intense karst phenomena
dug mysterious caves, already inhabited in the remote
Palaeolithic period. The Grotta Grande (Big Grotto)
and the Riparo del Molare (Millstone Shelter), where
conspicuous pre - historical deposits have been
found, are among the most important among them.
Founded by the Greeks as its name itself witnesses
(skariōs is Greek for "little shipyard"), it was
the seat of a Roamn colony since 197 b.C. At that
time Scario (where Marcus Tullius Cicero lodged
in the summer of 44 b.C.) was renowned for fishing
and for the production of garum, the exquisite fish
sauce that was very palatable for the Romans.
One of the most irresistible local products is certainly
the popular 'limoncello', a liqueur made
from the unique lemons grown along the Amalfi Coast.
But you'll also be tempted by our fennel liqueur,
our laurel and mandarin liqueurs, not to
mention the exquisite 'babā al limoncello'
(limoncello flavoured cakes) which are all produced