Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

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For the geographical regions, see Cilento and Vallo di Diano.
Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni
Salerno region
Location Campania
Nearest city Salerno
Coordinates 40°17′N 15°28′E / 40.283°N 15.467°E / 40.283; 15.467Coordinates: 40°17′N 15°28′E / 40.283°N 15.467°E / 40.283; 15.467
Area 70031810480000000001,810.48 km2 (699.03 sq mi)
Established 1991
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
World Heritage Site 1998
http://www.parks.it/parco.nazionale.cilento/Eindex.html
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cilento and Vallo di Diano
National Park
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
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An ancient olive tree

Type Natural
Criteria C (iii) (iv)
Reference 842
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1998 (22nd Session)

The Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni is an Italian national park in the Province of Salerno, in Campania in southern Italy. It includes much of the Cilento, the Vallo di Diano and the Monti Alburni. It was founded in 1991, and was formerly known as the Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano.

History[edit]

The park was officially instituted on December 6, 1991 to protect the territory of Cilento from building speculation and mass tourism. In 1998 it becomes a World Heritage Site of UNESCO,[1] also with the ancient Greek towns of Paestum, Velia and the Padula [2] Charterhouse.
The other natural reserves instituted in the area of the park are the "Natural reserve of Foce Sele-Tanagro" (created in 1993,[3] with the Oasis of Persano) and the "Maritime reserve of Punta Licosa", in the municipality of Castellabate.

Geography[edit]

The national park's territory, one of the greatests in Italy, not includes all the municipalities of the areas of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. It includes almost all the Cilentan Coast and its central forest area is Pruno. The administrative offices are located in Vallo della Lucania, at Piazza Santa Caterina nr. 8.

The municipalities part of the park are: Agropoli, Aquara, Ascea, Auletta, Bellosguardo, Buonabitacolo, Camerota, Campora, Cannalonga, Capaccio-Paestum, Casalbuono, Casal Velino, Casaletto Spartano, Caselle in Pittari, Castel San Lorenzo, Castelcivita, Castellabate, Castelnuovo Cilento, Celle di Bulgheria, Centola, Ceraso, Cicerale, Controne, Corleto Monforte, Cuccaro Vetere, Felitto, Futani, Gioi, Giungano, Laureana Cilento, Laurino, Laurito, Lustra, Magliano Vetere, Moio della Civitella, Montano Antilia, Montecorice, Monteforte Cilento, Monte San Giacomo, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Morigerati, Novi Velia, Ogliastro Cilento, Omignano, Orria, Ottati, Perdifumo, Perito, Petina, Piaggine, Pisciotta, Polla, Pollica, Postiglione, Prignano Cilento, Roccadaspide, Roccagloriosa, Rofrano, Roscigno, Sacco, Salento, San Giovanni a Piro, San Mauro Cilento, San Mauro la Bruca, San Pietro al Tanagro, San Rufo, Santa Marina, Sant'Angelo a Fasanella, Sant'Arsenio, Sanza, Sassano, Serramezzana, Sessa Cilento, Sicignano degli Alburni, Stella Cilento, Stio, Teggiano, Torre Orsaia, Torchiara, Tortorella, Trentinara, Valle dell'Angelo and Vallo della Lucania.

Lentiscella beach in Marina di Camerota.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Info on whc.unesco.org
  2. ^ Municipality not included in the park but part of Vallo di Diano region
  3. ^ Reserve's page on parks.it

External links[edit]

Media related to Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park at Wikimedia Commons