Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni  | National Park

The Cilento. The Green Heart of the ancient Lucania

Just 34 km from Maratea the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, established in 1992, covers approximately 181,000 hectares in the southernmost part of the province of Salerno.

it is included entirely in the geographical area of the so-called Great Lucania and covers the territory of 83 municipalities.

It includes the stretch of the Tyrrhenian coast from Agropoli to Scario and inward Cilento proper and a little further west the Vallo di Diano.

the access gates to the Park

distance from Maratea
access to:
110 km
Monte Stella, costa  nord
San Giovanni a Piro
40 km
Monte Bulgheria, costa sud
50 km
Monte Cervati
Sicignano degli Alburni
120 km
Monti Alburni
Vallo della Lucania
7o km
Monte Gerbison
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They belong to the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, the marine protected areas of Santa Maria di Castellabate and that of Costa Infreschi and Masseta in the Gulf of Policastro.

Primrose "Primula Palinuri Petagna"

Symbol of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento is the famous Primrose of Palinuro (Primula Palinuri or Palinuri Petagna), a rare endemic species that grows on the coast 50 km long that runs from Palinuro in Maratea, with its characteristic tuft of yellow blooms; it is the only primrose to have chosen a habitat near the sea.

Percorsi consigliati

There are al lot of  notable places to visit on the coast between Punta Licosa and Palinuro and Camerota.
In the interior of the territory, the Alburni Mountains are covered by extensive beech woods and pastures with various events such as the karst cave of Castelcivita (a cavity of about 5 km) and the caves of Pertosa, just outside the boundaries of the Park (a cavity very interesting, traveled by inland waters).

The most important point of the Park is Mount Cervati with its 1,898 meters that stands on the Park's flora: olive groves, alder groves and holm oak, beech as well as a rare white spruce fir wood.
And do not forget a dip in antiquity: Paestum!