It is a frazione (hamlet) of San Giovanni a Piro.
It is a popular summer destination, thanks to the crystalline sea water; besides it is the closest town to the Masseta coast. From Scario’s marina start several itineraries to one of the most beautiful places of the Cilento National Park: “Punta Degli Infreschi”. The coast is full of karstic caves and bays you can get to only by boat.
The gulf is a rich ecosystem, probably due to the karstic nature of the rocks and the underwater springs.
As a part of the National Park this is an uncontaminated place; besides it had been less than a few percent urbanized until it has bacame a popular seaside resort.
The Museum “Centomila anni prima di Scario” (100.00 years ago in Scario)
The Museum exhibits the scale model of Scario’s area as it was 100.000 years ago, toghether with a collection of the finds discovered during the excavations promoted by the Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Salerno and the Department of the History of art and Archaeology of the University of Siena. In the Molara Grotto it has been found the jawbone of a 3-4 years-old Neanderthal boy (it is the second most important find in Europe). The site reveals evidence of 90,000 or 80,000 years ago human settlements . Besides, proofs of a completely different flora and fauna have been found: where today reigns the sea once was land, and such animals as deers, roe deers, rock goats, bisons, and also bears, rhinoes and elephants lived there.
It is a characteristic quarter made up of a group of houses overlooking the sea and surrounding the Chapel of Saint Ann, women’s protector.
The Water’s Grotto trail – Among towers and karstic caves
The trail goes through Masseta coast. The first section of the trail is a paved rise, then you will be surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub. The first stop is at the Spinosa Tower; during the walk to the Water’s Grotto you will see some old objects used in the cooking of lime or employed in the production of coal. The Grotto’s name comes from the steady stream of water that creates wonderful stalagmites.