The whole area is located between the beautiful Amalfi Coast (north) and the Calabria region (south); Salerno and Cilento occupy a privileged geographical position and make up one of the largest provinces of Italy with an enviable record of seeing, about 60% of its territory, protected by UNESCO with about 200 km of coastline.
The area is very diverse, ranging from sea level up to the 1899-foot Mt Cervati. The town developed along the coast and extends inland to the mountains beyond.
For geographical reasons the towns of Cilento are traditionally divided into 5 different areas:
High Cilento: area crossed by the river Alento and is bordered between Monte Stella and Punta Licosa, corresponds to the original nucleus of the Cilento; this area includes the municipalities of Agropoli, Auletta, Caggiano, Castellabate, Cicerale, Laureana Cilento, Lustra, Montecorice, Ogliastro Cilento, Cilento Prignano, Perdifumo, Rutino, Salvitelle, Serramezzana, Sessa Cilento and Torchiara
Cilento Central: is the enclosed area between the Monte Gelbison and the coastal strip bounded by the peninsula of Punta Licosa and the peninsula of Capo Palinuro. The territory of the municipalities includes Ascea, Cannalonga, Casalvelino, Castelnuovo Cilento, Ceraso, Gioi Cilento, Moio della Civitella, Novi Velia, Omignano, Orria, Perito, Pollica, Salento, San Mauro Cilento, Stella Cilento and Vallo della Lucania. These settlements are situated in the vicinity of Mount Gelbison.
Low Cilento: area bounded by the watersheds of rivers Bussento Mingardonella and Lambro, in the north includes the Monte Bulgheria estent and towards the coast to Capo Palinuro and the northernmost part of the Gulf of Policastro
the area includes the towns Alfano, Camerota, Casaletto Spartano, Caselle in Pittari, Celle di Bulgheria, Centola, Cuccaro Vetere, Futani, Ispani, Laurito, Montano Antilia, Morigerati, Pisciotta, Roccagloriosa Rofrano, San Giovanni a Piro, San Mauro La Bruca, Santa Marina, Sapri, Torraca, Torre Orsaia, Tortorella and Vibonati.
Valle del Calore and Alburni: is the area that runs along the path of the river Calore Lucano that is born on Mount Cervati, flows to the sides of mountains Alburni and joins with the river Sele in the north, the latter being the extreme northern edge of the Cilento and the area includes the towns of Albanella, Altavilla, Aquara, Bellosguardo, Campora, Capaccio, Castel San Lorenzo, Castelcivita, Controne, Corleto, Monforte, Felitto, Giungano, Laurino, Magliano Vetere, Monteforte Cilento, Ottati, Petina, Piaggine, Postiglione , Roccadaspide, Roscigno, Sacco, Sant'Angelo a Fasanella, Serre, Sicignano Alburni Stio, Trentinara and Valle dell’Angelo.
Vallo di Diano: is a vast plateau bordered by the River Tanagro and between the Monte Cervati Lucanian Apennines to the south and north, the territory includes the towns of Athena Lucana, Buonabitacolo Casalbuono, Monte San Giacomo, Montesano on Marcellana, Padula , Pertosa, Polla, Sala Consilina, San Pietro al Tanagro, San Rufo, Sant'Arsenio, Sanza, Sassano and Teggiano.
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