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Vallo di Diano

 

Vallo di Diano

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cilento and Vallo di Diano
National Park
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Panoramic view of Teggiano
Type Natural
Criteria C (iii) (iv)
Reference 842
UNESCO region Europe
Inscription history
Inscription 1998 (22nd Session)

The Vallo di Diano (also known as Valdiano) is an Italian valley of the south-eastern side of Campania, in the Province of Salerno.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Transport 2
  • Photogallery 3
  • Notes and references 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

Geography

Situated between the Alburni mountains and the borders of Campania with Basilicata, it is considered a geographical subregion of Cilento and is part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, World Heritage Site of Italy from 1998. The greatest forestal park, mainly located in cilentan side, is Pruno.

The area is composed by 17 municipalities, and the greatest one is Sala Consilina, with c/a 15,000 inhabitants. The others are Atena Lucana, Auletta, Buonabitacolo, Caggiano, Casalbuono, Monte San Giacomo, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Padula, Pertosa, Polla, San Pietro al Tanagro, Sant'Arsenio, San Rufo, Sanza, Sassano and Teggiano.

Transport

The valley is served by the A3 motorway Naples-Reggio Calabria, with the exits of Petina,[1] Polla, Atena Lucana, Sala Consilina and Padula-Buonabitacolo. From this last exit it departs a speedway to Policastro Bussentino and Sapri with exits in Buonabitacolo and Sanza.

It was also served by the railway line Sicignano-Lagonegro, closed since 1987 for works and connected to Salerno–Potenza–Taranto railway line.

Photogallery

Notes and references

  1. ^ Partly in valdianese territory

See also

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • (Italian) Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
  • (Italian) Mountain Community of Vallo di Diano

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