Vallo di Diano
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||Cultural: C (iii) (iv)|
|Inscription||1998 ( Session)|
Situated between the Alburni mountains and the borders of Campania with Basilicata, it is considered a geographical subregion of Cilento and is part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, World Heritage Site of Italy from 1998. The greatest forestal park, mainly located in cilentan side, is Pruno.
The area is composed by 17 municipalities, and the greatest one is Sala Consilina, with c/a 15,000 inhabitants. The others are Atena Lucana, Auletta, Buonabitacolo, Caggiano, Casalbuono, Monte San Giacomo, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Padula, Pertosa, Polla, San Pietro al Tanagro, Sant'Arsenio, San Rufo, Sanza, Sassano and Teggiano.
The valley is served by the A2 motorway Salerno-Reggio Calabria, with the exits of Petina, Polla, Atena Lucana, Sala Consilina and Padula-Buonabitacolo. From this last exit it departs a speedway to Policastro Bussentino and Sapri with exits in Buonabitacolo and Sanza.
Vallo di Diano seen from Caggiano
Panoramic view of Pertosa
View of Sala Consilina's Old Town. In background, the southern part of the valley
Panoramic View of Teggiano
Notes and references
- Partly in valdianese territory
Media related to Vallo di Diano at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Italian) Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
- (in Italian) Mountain Community of Vallo di Diano