The landscape in Cilento is mainly characterized by hills and mountains, but also by coastal plains and Vallo
di Diano, a large inland plain. Once, there was a lake here, which is now completely dried out.
ridges come in succession: some present steep slopes, other rounded hills, all differently oriented and
It is a territory of geographical contrasts: from the sandy coastlines to the almost 2.000 meters (1.899 m) of
the Cervati, Monte Alburno (1.742 m) and Monte Gelbison (1.705 m). Monte Bulgheria (1.224 m) and
Monte della Stella (1.130 m) in the coastal area make the atmosphere suggestive for the high and rocky
Cilento has a few catchments: the Alento, the Lambro and the Mingardo, the Solofrone, the Testene, the
Fiumarella, the Bussento (in the Tyrrhenian area), the Calore, the Sammaro, magnificent cliffs such as Punta
Tresino (in the proximity of Agropoli), all safeguarded by measures for the protection of biological
resources. Other important elements are Punta Licosa, Ripe Rosse in Montecorice and Costa degli Infreschi.