Italy Web Guide & Travel - Holiday Accommodation, Hotel Rooms, Self Catering Apartments and Villas for rent or sale in South Italy, Food Wine and Italy Travel, Tailor made & Relax Holidays
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.













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POLLINO NATIONAL PARK - CALABRIA & BASILICATA - SOUTH ITALY

The Pollino National Park is featured by a distinguishing variety of natural environment that spans from the Mediterranean bushes to great forests of Oaks and Beeches; from Maples and Whir Firs to the amazing Pines and Rivers of great ecological significance for the South of Italy. The area is populated by Deer, Wolves, Foxes and a few barrels of prey such as Hawks, Falcons and Eagles. In some points it reaches high tops of over 2000 metres and it covers part of the Province of Potenza and Matera in Basilicata and also part of the Province of Cosenza in Calabria. So many are it's beauties and features that attract schools and youngsters to go visit such peaceful and breath-taking vision of nature and take courses for the discovery of the  antique Mills, Convents, Abbeys, Fortresses and Castles. Agriculture and Stock Breeding, but also the Craftsman trade are the principal activities of the Park. Gastronomy is made up of simple dishes with natural flowers collected from the local vegetation of the territory.
Here Apennines end, between the forests of Beech and the Holm-oak, the Alpine meadowlands and the rocky steep walls of the Pollino massif which is the most predominant mountainous Calabrian group: with the presence of five summits above 2000 meters, represents one of the most interesting systems of the southern Apennines, whether from the landscape or naturalistic point of view and shows to visitors unexpected Alpine backgrounds and an environmental patrimony still untouched.

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From the "Campo Tenese" plain, close to the motorway junction that takes the same name, the main road enters to reach the "Ruggiu" plain; close by you will find the "De Gasperi" and the "Fasanelli" refuges that are often starting points of various tours and outings. The Pollino Plains can be reached after an easy excursion on the Impiso Hill, observe the typical Alpine characteristics, surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of extraordinary beauty, that make up to be the heart and the symbol of the Pollino National Park. From here it is possible to admire and to reach the most important summits of the massif: Sierra di Crispo, Sierra delle Ciavole, Mount Pollino and Sierra Dolcedorme, that with their 2266 meters of height are the highest summit of the mountainous complex and of all Calabria.
The last magnificent twisted and sturdy "Loricate Pines" able to stand the hardships of the highest peaks can be found on the upper side of the plain, near the "Big Door" of Pollino, that with its predominant and twisted shapes stays tenaciously clung to the inaccessible out crop of rock, representing a fantastic and delicate fight of life and a challenge against the natural elements.

From the towns of Civita and San Lorenzo Bellizzi it is possible to reach the most suggestive points of the eastern mountain side: the larger woods of beech trees of Fagosa, the Hill of San Lorenzo with its rocky walls around 800 meters high, which rises directly from the water of the Raganello stream; the Barile and Raganello gorges, rocky canyon run by crystalline water, became one of the most desired tourists destination and hikers, that starting from the Devil's bridge, in the Civita surroundings, climbing the stream bed to discover ravines, cyclopean rocks and marvellous gardens, surrounded by rock walls over 100 metres tall.
On the city-states of Cerchiara of Calabria, San Lorenzo Bellizzi and Civita you will find some most interesting speleological areas, like the Bifurto Abyss, with a depth of 683 metres: it  is actually classified on the eighteenth position between the deepest abyss of Italy, or the Owl Cave, the biggest in Calabria and in part unexplored; the Ninfee Cave, from where the sulphurous water gushes at 50, used to thermal care. Those and other marvels are offered by the Pollino, superb guardian of the last edges of a mysterious and wild land, covered with ancient forests, furrowed with very deep valleys, surrounded by marvellous summits, and animated with traditions, rituals and people customs arrived from millenary cultures.