Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page
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Informazioni turistiche e commerciali sul Cilento (only in Italian)
Il Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1998
Size of heritage: 159,110 ha
- Buffer zone: 178,101 ha

Longitude: 15,267°
Latitude: 40,283°


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.

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