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cilento national park

Cilento e Vallo di Diano National Park is the second largest park in Italy. It stretches from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Apennines in Campania and Basilicata, and it includes the peaks of Alburni Mountains, Cervati and Gelbison and the coastal buttresses of Mt. Bulgheria and Mt. Stella. The extraordinary naturalistic richness of the heterogeneous territory goes hand in hand with the mythical and mysterious character of a land rich in history and culture: from the call of the nymph Leucosia to the beaches where Palinuro left Aeneas, from the ruins of the Greek colonies of Elea and Paestum to the wonderful Certosa of Padula. And everything else you can find in such an unexplored territory.

The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano houses many animal species. Their undisputed queen is undoubtedly the golden eagle that nests on the highest peaks. But other birds fly over the territory of the Park, including peregrine falcons, buzzards, sparrow hawk, owl and the owl. The territory is also inhabited by wolves, wild boars, foxes, martens, badgers, weasels and other mammals that bear witness to the progressive enrichment of the ecosystem of the Park of Cilento.

Equally important is the floral heritage of the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano.The approximately three thousand plant species found associated in a mosaic of plant landscapes ranging from the rich and varied Mediterranean scrub to the coastal pine forests of Aleppo pine and so on.

To visit the Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano certainly it does not takes just one excursion, so we recommend it as an exclusive destination for a regenerating trip of the nature.

Vallo di Diano e Alburni Via Montesani — 84078 Vallo della Lucania (SA)
+39 09747199200

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