Vallo di Diano

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Vallo di Diano
Panoramic view of Teggiano
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Cilento and Vallo di Diano
National Park
Location Italy Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 40°24′N 15°34′E / 40.4°N 15.57°E / 40.4; 15.57
Criteria Cultural: Natural: C (iii) (iv)
Reference 842
Inscription 1998 ( Session)
Vallo di Diano is located in Italy
Vallo di Diano
Location of Vallo di Diano

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


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.


The valley is served by the A2 motorway Salerno-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.


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Partly in valdianese territory

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Media related to Vallo di Diano at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°24′N 15°34′E / 40.400°N 15.567°E / 40.400; 15.567