The National Park of Cilento and Valley of Diano undoubtedly represents one of the most important bio geographical locations of Southern Italy. Coastal terrain & bodies of water accessorize its peculiar geographic position, a land rich with variegated orography. Abundance & variety grow wild, a place like none other in the world. In fact, here one can find rare flora and fauna such as la Primula di Palinuro (the Palinuro Primrose), la Lontra (the Cilentan Otter) and antique cities such as Paestum and Velia, not to mention splendid medieval villages.
In December 1998, The Park was awarded UNESCO’s Heritage of Humanity for its pristine environment & cultural wealth. The terrain retells the myths of yesterday, when it enchanted men and gods with its forests, mountains, valleys & seas. Legends like the Myth of Palinuro & the Helmsman of Aeneas (Enea), and the story of Ulysses, the hero nearly bewitched by the Leucosian Mermaid, all originate from the magical Cilentan landscape.