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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  • climbed for the long journey of 8 km that leads into the valley of pines loricati behind montuosa..siamo chain arrived in the '' Garden of the Gods '' .. a special place where you can find several pin...  more »
  • Stumbled on this park whilst mapping our route from Naples to Puglia. Maps are non-existent and walking trails are not well marked. Having said that we are told that there has been a vast improvement ...  more »
  • Parco del Pollino is a huge park, which we crisscrossed in our tour of Basilicata. As it turns out, our favorite part was around Rotonda, where we spent two evenings. A highpoint of our stay was a fiv...  more »
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  • Beautiful landscapes, tasty food and charming villages. And, a great fun for drivers with the right ride.
  • A spectacle of nature! Pollino Unesco Global Geopark: valleys, mountains, rivers, lakes, flora (including the pines), fauna, geosites, many towns and villages to visit ... not one life! I'D RECOMMEND IT!!! Nice guides and professional ... Try it for yourself!
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  • The POLLINO National Park in my opinion is a priceless cultural heritage, landscape and nature. An outdoor gym, a protected area where you can try unique emotions. An environment among the richest biodiversity on the planet!
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  • The Overland Park Italy's largest, runs on two regions of Calabria and Basilicata. A unique and spectacular environment where vegeta the rare Bosnian pine (only in Italy). A must Visit
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