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The Cilento, with the archaeological sites of Paestum, Velia and the Certosa of Padula

Cilento: los sitios arqueológicos de Paestum

The Cilento, with the archaeological sites of Paestum, Velia and the Certosa of Padula Cilento is a mix of cultures and traditions that in this territory, crossed by lively streams and rich in chestnut and holm oak, have prosperously developed. Here is the National Park of Cilento and Vallo of Diano with the archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia and the Certosa of Padula; the park is the second largest in Italy, occupying the area that extends from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Campania-Lucania Apennines. The tops of the Alburni, Cervati and Gelbison and the coastal buttresses of Mount Bulgheria and Mount Stella are the protagonists of this large park, consisting of about 1,800 different species of wild native plants. The fauna is extremely diverse due to the wide variety of environments in the area, starting with the peregrine falcon, the wolf, the golden eagle. This area is also rich in history and archaeological remains of the Greek colonies of Elea/Velia and Paestum, to the splendid Certosa of Padula; in Paestum there are countless artifacts and decorative artifacts, many of which are kept at the National Archaeological Museum. Of the town of Velia, an ancient center of Magna Grecia, founded in the sixth century BC, remain the port area, Porta Marina, Porta Rosa, the Baths Hellenistic and the Roman baths, the Agora, the Acropolis, the Southern district and Quartier Archaic. While, the Certosa of San Lorenzo in Padula, is the largest Carthusian monastery in Italy and among the most famous, and is located in Padula, in the province of Salerno.

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