Cilento Vallo di Diano Alburni national park
The National Park of Cilento and Vallo of Diano extends non-homogeneously on an area of 181.048 acres. It runs along the Tirrenian Sea, on gentle hills, near raging torrents, then through caves and rocky cavities, and finally flow towards the mountains. A rich territory from a natural and human point of view that includes 80 towns and 8 mountain comunities. The park is characterized by a double geological nature: sedimentary rock and calcareous rock. The vegetation is composed of 1800 species of spontaneous plants: Palinuro’s primulas, water lilies, Cilento’s brooms and mountain’s carnations are just some examples. The emditerranean vegetation and the evergreen woods characterize the park’s areas. Also many animal species such as: golden eagles, wildcats, short-toed eagle, and goshawk, just to mention a few. Due to its biological and cultural characteristics the park is member of the World Biosphere’s Reserve, Unesco’s Man and Biosphere program.
Photo: Roberto Vito Gerardo, User:MarinZ