San Marco is a small town located right on the coast in the north of The Cilento Nature Reserve.
In a short time you can reach Paestums archaeological park with its impressive and well-preserved Greek temples, and the cosy Acciaroli where locals claim that Hemingway stayed when he wrote "The Old Man and the Sea". In the mountains of Cilento nature reserve you will find small restaurants and cosy towns where time has stood still for centuries, thanks largely due to the fact that the Romans built Via Appia behind these beautiful and also steep mountains.
The town has developed around the small harbour below the imposing mountains where the Castellabate and its medieval centre is. It is a busy hub for fishing and trading of the products grown in the fields and mountains around the area. Today you will find good restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere in the town. Unlike most towns on the waterfront, there is also a historical centre and the main road runs behind the town instead of along the beach, making it even more peaceful and evocative. This does not apply to many of the Italian seaside resorts, especially in August!