Cilento and Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park
"Casa di Scina" is in Mandia, a inland village in the National Park.
This is one of the wider Parks in Italy: it take up 37% of Salerno province
(around 182.000 hectares). On June 9th 1997, in Paris, the Park has been included
by the UNESCO Program MAB (Man And Biosphere) in the World's Reserves Of the Biosphere.
Among the most important varieties of vegetable kinds there are: the Primula Palinuri,
that is also the symbol of the National Park, the Aleppo Pine and the Carob tree along
the coasts; the centuries-old Pisciottana Olive tree, superb woods and the Mediterranean scrub.
Many animals live in the Park: otter in Calore, Sammaro, Sele, Mingardo rivers; wolf on the slopes of Mount Cervati and
Alburni Mountains; but also wild cat, hare, badger, squirrel. Among the birds eagle nests but also the coral caw,
buzzard, green woodpecker, black woodpecker, magpie. The whole area is amazing,
full of beauties like the coastal stretch from Punta Licosa to Acciaroli,
through Capo Palinuro and Infreschi Bay and the small villages scattered among mountains and hills in the inner zones.
Excursions in the National Park lead you to the old villages castled on the hills, deep in the green,
in which can be tasted natural, homemade products of the Cilento cooking tradition: wine,
cheese, extra virgin olive oil, bread, meat, chestnuts, honey, etc.
Enjoy the woods and the most fascinating corners of the National
Park letting you be guided by people who know them, love them,
and want to share with you this exciting beauty.