Monti Picentini Regional Park

The park, which is spread out along 64, 000 hectares between the provinces of Salerno and Avellino, includes a hilly area, a 7 kilometer coastal strip of the Pontecagnano Faiano Municipality and a mountainous area relatively little anthropized. Cervialto, the highest mountain at 1, 809 meters, Terminio, Raiamagra and Accellica are the treasures of the most vast expanse of forests and the richest drinking water reservoir in southern Italy. The vegetation here is rife with mixed copse, alternating between chestnut and fruit. Fine beech trees are found at all elevations above 900 meters.

 Natural and cultural beauty is abundantly found in this area: the National Museum of the Picentino Countryside (Museo Nazionale dell’Agro Picentino) and the Archaeological Park of Pontecagnano Faiano (Parco Acheologico di Pontecagnano Faiano), one of the finest archaeological museums in the region of Campania, the fascinating village of Borgo di Terravecchia a Giffoni Valle Piana, the caves at le Grotte di S. Michele Arcangelo ad Olevano, the caves of le Grotte dello Scalandrone e di Strazzatrippa ad Acerno, the ancient hamlet of Sieti (IX-XIV centuries) at Giffoni Sei Casali, l’Osservatorio Astronomico di Montecorvino Rovella (an astronomical observatory) and the ski resort of Piano Laceno on the Avellinese mountainside. Of all the area’s cultural events a cinema festival stands out – the Festival Internazionale del Cinema per Ragazzi di Giffoni Valle Piana.

Monti Picentini Regional Park