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BOOK HOTEL ROOMS & ACCOMMODATIONS HERE NOW! Hotel Rooms & Accommodations with Fast Secure Reservations engine Provided by our Partner Booking.com @no extra costs! South Italy and most of its little villages, is an area so little known to the European tourism yet in a delightful land wealthy of natural beauties, such as the Arch of Arcomagno, a natural arch of rock, entrance to an attractive coved beach,  with calm turquoise sea; the Faraglioni of Capri, beautiful sea rocks in the sea of Capri, one of many in the Amalfi Coast; or the Etna Volcano, still active and one of Sicily's biggest tourist attractions. History and architecture are also very important factors of southern Italy's culture and tourist attractions, like the temple ruins of Agrigento - Sicily; Capri offering one of Italy's most beautiful piazzas (town square) in the middle of town, Piazzetta, completely closed up, giving the impression of a courtyard, surrounded by many shops and cafes and the Torre dell'Orologio (Tower of Clock); or the over 40 mt. high statue of the Christ in Maratea situated on a hill over 300 mt. high offering a most breath-taking site over the port of Maratea. Another great piece of southern Italy history, from Calabria to be exact, is the Bronzi di Riace: two magnificent bronze, human-size, male statues, found in the gulf of Riace, now showing in the museum of Reggio Calabria, representing the Greek conception of heroism and beauty for their classical composure and dynamic vitality.
Great tourist attractions for both rural and coastal holidays are also the town of Rivello, based on the graceful Basilicata mountains with its typical hystorical houses that can be found in all old parts of most of southern Italy's towns, and the Trulli, typical Apulia houses with cone shaped roofs. Not to mention the delicious cuisine and friendly people, all part of a world waiting to be explored and taken advantage of.
BOOK HOTEL ROOMS & ACCOMMODATIONS HERE NOW! Hotel Rooms & Accommodations with Fast Secure Reservations engine Provided by our Partner Booking.com @no extra costs! South Italy and most of its little villages, is an area so little known to the European tourism yet in a delightful land wealthy of natural beauties, such as the Arch of Arcomagno, a natural arch of rock, entrance to an attractive coved beach,  with calm turquoise sea; the Faraglioni of Capri, beautiful sea rocks in the sea of Capri, one of many in the Amalfi Coast; or the Etna Volcano, still active and one of Sicily's biggest tourist attractions. History and architecture are also very important factors of southern Italy's culture and tourist attractions, like the temple ruins of Agrigento - Sicily; Capri offering one of Italy's most beautiful piazzas (town square) in the middle of town, Piazzetta, completely closed up, giving the impression of a courtyard, surrounded by many shops and cafes and the Torre dell'Orologio (Tower of Clock); or the over 40 mt. high statue of the Christ in Maratea situated on a hill over 300 mt. high offering a most breath-taking site over the port of Maratea. Another great piece of southern Italy history, from Calabria to be exact, is the Bronzi di Riace: two magnificent bronze, human-size, male statues, found in the gulf of Riace, now showing in the museum of Reggio Calabria, representing the Greek conception of heroism and beauty for their classical composure and dynamic vitality.
Great tourist attractions for both rural and coastal holidays are also the town of Rivello, based on the graceful Basilicata mountains with its typical hystorical houses that can be found in all old parts of most of southern Italy's towns, and the Trulli, typical Apulia houses with cone shaped roofs. Not to mention the delicious cuisine and friendly people, all part of a world waiting to be explored and taken advantage of.










Travel and Holiday to south Italy, Calabria, Pollino, Sila, Aspromonte, Scalea, Tropea, Sibari, Riviera dei Cedri, Reggio Calabria, accommodation by the sea or rural

ASPROMONTE NATIONAL PARK - CALABRIA- SOUTH ITALY

The long trip between the Calabrian mountains can only finish at sea and as a matter of fact from the mountainous pyramid of the Aspromonte, you can get an incredible and unlimited view of the sea, that embraces the furthest point of Calabria, the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian sea, in an unforgettable 360 degrees panorama covered by the profiles of the Eolian Islands and by the dignified summit of the Etna.
The extreme beauty of these mountains compete only with their fame and  contradictions, beginning with the name that even recalling severity and fatigue, should mean "bitter, harsh mount", name given by the Greek populations form the Ionian coast when admiring the spotless rocky formations of the eastern mountainside.
The variety of the landscape, the pure wilderness of the deep valleys, the slope of the rocky ridges, the width of the sunny rivers make the Aspromonte one of the principal distinctions of the rural and excursionist tourism of the South of Italy, appreciated and recognized as the last bit of the wild and unpolluted nature of the Mediterranean.

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From Gambarie, principal turistic centre of the area equipped with numerous accommodation facilities and a lift-chair that connects the village with the summit of Mount Basilico, you can easily reach the Montalto, highest summit with its 1955 meters and geographic centre of the massif, from here it will possible to admire the numberless fluvial furrows, where you can hardly imagine the bottom, waters that after passing through rocky gorges overcome spectacular waterfalls and pass through marvellous gorges and wells plunge unexpectedly under the stony river bed.

You can get a view of the Aspromonte from the "Menta Stream" where, between rocky leaps, the well-known "Maesano Waterfalls" take shape. The Ferraina Stream takes to the Episcopio stream that features the Forgiarelle Waterfalls. These waters fall in the deep gorges of the "La Verde River" flowing to the "Buonamico River", that reaching what used to be an immense landscape until 1973,  form the "Constantino lake".

There is very little population on the mounts of the Aspromonte and this has helped to preserve the ecological balance, however the mount becomes very visited and offers a great variety of paths to allow the exploration of it's heights. Following them it will be possible to go by the "Sanctuary of Polsi" up to the "Valley of Monuments", a thick forest that features monumental rocks and the "Capa Stone" around 100 metres in height. The landscapes and the sceneries of this area change continuously in a succession of strident contrasts so various and fascinating.