The National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni covers about 36 thousand hectares, a protected natural area included in the province of Salerno.
Since 1997 Biosphere Reserve, in 2010 it was the first Italian national park to become a geopark. About 1,800 plant species and 25 habitats have been recorded here. Birches, spruce and boxwood coexist in the park. There are also 254 of the 319 species of wild orchids reported across Europe. The vast territory of the park offers animal species a great plurality of environments for this you can come across foxes, hares, deer, roe deer, wild boars, marten, and various varieties of birds.
The park is easily accessible from the municipalities of Capaccio-Paestum or Sapri to Cilento and from Sala Consilina and Monte San Giacomo to Vallo di Diano. Along the coast, in Santa Maria di Castellabate, there is a marine protected area and the Landscape and Nature Museum, ideal for discovering the park through great dioramas and immersive experiences. In the area there are several archaeological sites such as those of Paestum and Elea-Velia, as well as a number of churches, caves and shrines.