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Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula

The Cilento is an outstanding cultural landscape. The dramatic groups of sanctuaries and settlements along its three east–west mountain ridges vividly portray the area’s historical evolution: it was a major route not only for trade, but also for cultural and political interaction during the prehistoric and medieval periods. The Cilento was also the boundary between the Greek colonies of Magna Graecia and the indigenous Etruscan and Lucanian peoples. The remains of two major cities from classical times, Paestum and Velia, are found there.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All

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Atrani 202068kmsite_ao
Valle delle Ferriere 202070.5kmsite_ao
Romito Cave 202069.9kmsite_ao
Italia Viaduct 202070.3kmsite_ao
Sacello Ipogeico 202027.1kmsite_ao
Fiordo di Furore 202070.6kmsite_ao
Salerno Medieval Aqueduct 202061.2kmsite_ao
Temple of Hera II 202026.2kmsite_ao
Terme Lucane 202064.9kmsite_ao
San Severino di Centola 202022.9kmsite_ao
Certosa di San Lorenzo (Padula Charterhouse) 202033.2kmsite_ao
Bosco Magnano Waterfall 202077.3kmsite_ao
Villa San Marco 201980kmsite_ao
Pertosa Caves 201932.4kmsite_ao
Cristo Redentore (Christ the Redeemer) 201950.7kmsite_ao
Lake Sirino 201950.7kmsite_ao
Dino Island’s Abandoned Resort 201963kmsite_ao
This Steel Cable Lets Adventurers Soar Between Two Mountain Towns 201972.2kmsite_ao
A Hidden Fish Fossil, 3,200 Feet Above Sea Level 201863.4kmsite_ao
Bridge to the Moon 201841.5kmsite_ao
Europe’s Single Oldest Tree Has Been Growing for 1,230 Years 201882.1kmsite_ao
Ponte sul Basento 59.6kmsite_brutalism
Sacred Family Church (Chiesa della Sacra Famiglia) 197161.7kmsite_brutalism
Costiera Amalfitana 199769.6kmsite_whs

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.

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