The Cilento National Park in the National Oil Association - January 2022

The Cilento Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park enters the circuit of the National Association of Oil Cities.

The network unites over 400 public bodies engaged in the promotion of extra virgin olive oil and the enhancement of the Italian olive heritage.

Cilento DOP oil and the network of the National Oil Cities Association

Throughout Campania, there are 22 locations that fall within the Oil Cities.

Cilento DOP oil (Protected Designation of Origin) is one of the leading products of the Cilento area and the American nutritionist Keys, father of the Mediterranean diet, attributes a very important role to the oil as it reduces the serum cholesterol and improves the functionality of the cardiovascular system, as well as protecting the entire organism, with its complement of phenolic substances.

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Tommaso Pellegrino, President of the Cilento Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park, said: "Thanks to its scientific value, olive oil is one of the most valuable products of the Cilento Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park. Captain of the Mediterranean Diet, declared a UNESCO intangible heritage, our olive oil has a particularly favorable impact on health due to the considerable amount of antioxidants and excellent nutritional quality ".

"The goal is to protect and support the highest quality productions of which our Territory is particularly rich.
We also want to promote knowledge of olive-growing areas such as our Protected Area and build the right synergies with other 'Oil Cities' through the interaction of different experiences, for a fruitful exchange of good practices.

Through the close interaction with the National Association 'Cittá dell'Olio', the Park Authority is part of the strategies aimed at the territorial enhancement of its products, including olive oil with the involvement of the producers of the Territory it has a particularly central role ".
Il Parco Nazionale del Cilento entra nell’Associazione nazionale Città dell’Olio - Gennaio 2022