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Castellabate tells you “Welcome to the South”

Published on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 by ckey
The highest grossing comedy in 2010 “Benvenuti al Sud” ("Welcome to the South") was filmed in Castellabate. The film is the remake of the famous comedie française "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis", which incorporates much of the plot. The merit of the movie, which recounts of a director of Italian post office had to move in Campania terrified by the Naples preconceptions (The Camorra, the backwardness, the craftiness of the southern...), is to let the general public to discover a pearl of Cilento with its breathtaking views: Castellabate. In addition to debunk of a lazy and fraudulent south myth, the movie shows through the camera a square with a wonderful Belvedere (the one hosting the post office, where in reality there is a bar), the restaurant on the beach (the famous local "The cats") golden sand lapped by crystal clear waters, good food and southern traditions which had remained unknown until then. Today the little village is a destination for thousands of tourists who are mainly concentrated in the summer season. In addition to the square, it deserves to be discovered the medieval village with the castle, which owes its name, the Papal Basilica and San Costabile Belvedere. Romantic and charming dinner overlooking the sea, in the restaurants that are located near the Castle, offering an incomparable views. Salva