The Karst of Vesalo

National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni

Hike difficulty level: easy

The karst of Vesalo (Grava di Vesalo) is one of the largest and most spectacular karst phenomenon in the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni. In the well, 100 meters (330 feet) deep, drain the waters of Milenzo creek. Noteworthy is also the presence on the walls of some specimen of Lingua Cervina (Phyllitis scolopendrium), a special kind of fern.

The karst opens up in its upper part. The diameter of the opening is approximately 30 meters (98 feet). Starting point of the hiking path is Vesalo pass (Passo di Vesalo) which lies at 1050 meters (3440 feet) on the sea level. The path goes through the woods in the refreshing shade of beech trees and giant alders. After visiting the karst, the path continues towards Valle Soprana. Here it is possible to see the cliffs Scanno del Tesoro and Tempa dei Militanti. In Vesalo there is also a picnic area which allows you to enjoy the peace that reigns over the surrounding woods.

NOTES:
It' is a good idea to wear hiking boots and bring along a light sweater.

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