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.

Vallo di Diano
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Teggiano, Vallo di Diano, Italia (panorama).jpg
Panoramic view of Teggiano
LocationProvince of Salerno, Campania, Italy
Part of"Paestum, Velia, the Certosa di Padula, Mount Cervati and the Vallo di Diano" part of Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(iv)
Inscription1998 (22nd Session)
Coordinates40°24′N 15°34′E / 40.400°N 15.567°E / 40.400; 15.567Coordinates: 40°24′N 15°34′E / 40.400°N 15.567°E / 40.400; 15.567
Vallo di Diano is located in Campania
Vallo di Diano
Location of Vallo di Diano in Campania
Vallo di Diano is located in Italy
Vallo di Diano
Vallo di Diano (Italy)
Vallo di Diano seen from Caggiano.
Panoramic view of Pertosa.
View of Sala Consilina's Old Town. In background, the southern part of the valley.


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. 12,500 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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Partly in valdianese territory

External linksEdit

  Media related to Vallo di Diano at Wikimedia Commons