The Calore Lucano (or Calore Salernitano) is a river in Campania, southern Italy, whose course is entirely included in the province of Salerno, within Cilento, for a total of about 63 kilometres (39 mi). It is an important left tributary of the Sele. In ancient times it was known as Calor.

Calore Lucano
Calore Lucano.jpg
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationMonte Cervati
 ⁃ location
Length63 km (39 mi)
Basin size780 km2 (300 sq mi)
 ⁃ average29.80 m3/s (1,052 cu ft/s)


It rises in the northern slopes of Monte Cervati, in the Apennine Mountains and flows through the Parco nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano. For long reaches it flows between high rocky walls, as near Laurino or in the gorge of Monte Pescorubino, between the localities of Magliano Vetere and Felitto.

It empties into the Sele not far from the ancient city of Paestum.

The Calore is one of the few rivers in Europe in which the European otter still lives.


  • De Giorgi, Cosimo (1995). Viaggio nel Cilento. Giuseppe Galzerano Editore.

External linksEdit

  •   The dictionary definition of Calore at Wiktionary

Coordinates: 40°30′18″N 15°01′10″E / 40.50500°N 15.01944°E / 40.50500; 15.01944