Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano

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National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano

The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is a marvel in the open environment of incomparable value preserving all the harmony of nature and of its long history. World cultural and natural heritage of UNESCO, the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano charms every visitor with its extraordinary landscapes.

It is a protected area, which includes parts of the Apennines and a coastal strip of the most evocative and unspoilt parts of southern Campania and therefore has a considerable amount of different environments and ecosystems, from WWF oasis of Persano to Infreschi and Santa Maria di Castellabate marine park, from the Valle del Calore to the foot of the Alburni Mountains, from Capo Palinuro to Cervati Mount.

In the park, in addition to birdlife in general (which includes rare species such as partridge and the black woodpecker) and an amazing variety of plant landscapes ranging from the Mediterranean scrub, to the ilex, to the coastal pine forests of Pino d’Aleppo, you can see the rock formations of Capo Palinuro, dotted with caves of amazing colors and the Pertosa and Castelcivita caves with their amazing limestone formations. The natural beauty of this land, full of history and mystery, make the Cilento attractive for thousands of tourists from all over Italy and abroad.