The Cilento is an outstanding cultural landscape. The dramatic groups of sanctuaries and settlements along its three east–west mountain ridges vividly portray the area's historical evolution: it was a major route not only for trade, but also for cultural and political interaction during the prehistoric and medieval periods. The Cilento was also the boundary between the Greek colonies of Magna Graecia and the indigenous Etruscan and Lucanian peoples. The remains of two major cities from classical times, Paestum and Velia, are found there.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Paestum, Velia, the Certosa di Padula, Mount Cervati and the Vallo di Diano
  • Punta Licosa and the Mount Stella region
  • Capo Palinuro, Punta d. Infreschi and the Mount Bulgheria region

Paestum, Velia, the Certosa di Padula, Mount Cervati and the Vallo di Diano

Punta Licosa and the Mount Stella region

Capo Palinuro, Punta d. Infreschi and the Mount Bulgheria region

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Italy 
Category
Cultural
Name
Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1998
Keyword
National Park, Park, Registered in 1998