The National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano is one of Europe’s largest nature reserve, that extends for 215,000 hectares.
Mediterranean scrub with holm oaks, olive trees, pine forests and remains of all the civilizations which appared on the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the Paleolithic to Paestum and Velia’s colonies, from the medieval settlements to the Baroque masterpiece Certosa di Padula.
Among the Cilento hills there are typical product s which provide the “raw material” of the Mediterranean Diet born right here and declared intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010.
Archaeological area of Paestum: an ancient Greek colony of the seventh century BC. Its superb temples represent some of the finest examples of Doric and Ionic styles.
Archaeological area of Velia: it is the ancient city of Elea (Hyele) founded in the seventh century BC by the Greeks coming from Focea (Asia Minor).
Certosa di San Lorenzo: founded in 1306 in Padula by Tommaso Sanseverino, it is one of the largest monasteries of Italy. The layout is a grated shape, with cloisters, churches, cells and gardens.