RECORDS IN CILENTO
The Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park
is the largest protected area in Italy with its 190,263 hectares:
181. 048 hectares of coast, hills, mountains, 9,215 hectares of two marine protected areas of Camerota and Castellabate.
Unesco World Heritage Site since 1998 (with the archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia and the Certosa di Padula);
Biosphere reserve since 1997 Geopark since 2010, the first one in Italy.
with its 1,898 meters, the highest peak in Campania
offers the largest forest of yew (and white fir, wreck of the glaciation) of Southern Italy.
The only caves in Italy where you can navigate an underground river, the Negro;
the only ones in Europe which preserve the remains of a pile-dwelling village dating back to the 2nd millennium BC;
with annexed laboratories of the Soil Museum and the Speleo-archaeological Museum
The Bussento river
With the longest underground karst route in Italy (4 km as the crow flies) between Caselle in Pittari and Morigerati;
2,031 different plant species classified
Equal to one quarter of Italian biodiversity, with numerous endemisms
SASSANO AND TEGGIANO
In the Ecomuseums the unique collections of seeds and plants of the Park’s biodiversity in the world
Naturalistic Museum of the Alburni
In Corleto Monforte, with some of the most important collections in Italy, rich in finds of birds (530 European species), mammals (over 60 species), crustaceans (Mediterranean decapods), insects (over 20,000 specimens)
The cleanest marine waters in Italy, for several years, according to Legambiente’s 5 Sails ranking.
“Blue Flag” Summer 2021 to ALL MUNICIPALITIES OF THE COAST
New record for Cilento; 13 out of 15 beaches in Campania:
Agropoli, Ascea, Camerota, Capaccio Paestum, Casal Velino, Castellabate, Centola, Montecorice, Pisciotta, Pollica, San Mauro Cilento, Vibonati e Sapri.
The preserved Paleolithic remains, among the most important in Europe
Camerota-Scario and Castelcivita,
The preserved Paleolithic remains, among the most important in Europe, with visitor centers in Marina di Camerota (Paleolithic Virtual Ecomuseum) and Scario (inside the Secondary School);
Along the coast: the Cala Bianca, the Cala d’Arconte, the caves of the Cala, the Poggio, the Lock, the Noglio, the shelter of the Molar;
inside: the caves of Castelcivita with an extraordinary geological path
Archaeological park with the best preserved Greek temples in the world and the museum with the oldest Greek-Italic painting
Cilento – Archaeological Park of Velia
The Archaeological Park of Velia
An intact Greek-Ionic urban heritage, unique in Magna Graecia, where the foundations of ancient and modern European philosophical-scientific thought with Parmenides and Zeno were laid, with the possibility of multidisciplinary visits: archaeological, botanical, geological, philosophical-mathematical …
The most beautiful beach in Italy – Cala bianca
Cala Bianca beach, in the municipality of Camerota, was voted the most beautiful beach in Italy in the summer of 2013, according to the Legambiente survey.
The Badia of the Italian-Greek monks in Pattano
With the frescoes of Byzantine culture of the X-XI century AD. C.
The Charterhouse of Padula
The largest and most spectacular Charterhouse in Italy
The paintings of the southern Renaissance
Novi Velia in S. Maria dei Lombardi, the sixteenth-century paintings of reference of the southern Renaissance by pupils of Raphael (Giovan Filippo Criscuolo)
The Mediterranean diet
Pioppi: for 40 years residence with gardens by Ancel Keys and his collaborators, fathers of the Mediterranean Diet, Unesco heritage;
Museum of the Mediterranean diet with the documents of the founding fathers.
Slow Food Presidia
13 Slow Food Presidia: Menaica Anchovies, Bruised Salella Olives, Goat’s Cacioricotta, Soppressata di Gioi, Sausage and Soppressata from Vallo di Diano, Controne Bean, Regina di Gorga Bean, Casalbuono Bean, Cicerale Chickpea, Maracuoccio from Lentiscosa, White artichoke from Pertosa, Fusillo from Felitto, Fig “Monnato” from Prignano Cilento.
Padula – Baptistery San Giovanni in fonte
Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte
In San Giovanni in Fonte, between Sala Consilina and Padula, the oldest rural Baptistery, unique in Italy for the presence of a spring in the center of the church, founded by Pope Marcello I in the fourth century.