Parco Nazionale del Pollino, Rotonda
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The Pollino National Park is a national park in Basilicata and Calabria, southern Italy. Comprised within the provinces of Cosenza, Matera and Potenza, with its 1,820 square kilometres it is the largest natural park in the country. It takes its name from the Pollino Massif .It was founded in 1992 and includes both natural and archaeological points of interest. The park's symbol is the Bosnian pine, which here has one of its last remaining growing areas in Italy. Towns with interesting sights include Rotonda, Castrovillari, Morano Calabro, Laino Castello, Mormanno, Scalea, Papasidero, Civita, Cerchiara . Albanian-speaking communities are present in communes such as San Paolo Albanese, San Costantino Albanese and others. In the Valle del Mercure have been discovered remains of pre-historic species such as Elephas antiquus and Hippopotamus major.
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  • The Pollino National Park is lovely. It has a very varied landscape you pass by large beech woods, large plateaus where grazing horses and cattle, until the ridges and peaks from which one can see breathtaking scenery. These include the Summit of Pollino. I was able to see first hand some pines, but unfortunately I wasn't able to visit the "garden of the gods" because of some horses not terribly friendly. Definitely deserves one or more days of visit.
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  • The Museum is small but I found a very brave and competent that I knew how to excite. There are several things multimedia (very beautiful videos taken with cameras inside the Park). Great variety of plants and animals within the Park. Definitely worth seeing and not to be missed.
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  • A green lung to visit and appreciate with breathtaking scenery and lots of nature. Superb!!!
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  • Beautiful landscapes, tasty food and charming villages. And, a great fun for drivers with the right ride.
  • In addition to the bigger the better! Breathtaking, unspoiled and spectacular villages. Council the crest of infinity, the plans of Pollino and the garden of the gods. Good adventure!
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  • With its peaks and green and deep valleys is an unforgettable spectacle that takes your breath away ... To visit in all seasons but for me it is beautiful in the spring. The food then is high quality: cheeses, breads in a wood oven, cold meats and fine wines. Still tied to traditions and lie together genuineness and moderately priced.
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  • beautiful to visit wonderful excursions not to be missed the monte pollino and Patriarch
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  • Great care, safeguarding and enhancing the environment an example to follow
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