Parco Nazionale del Pollino, San Severino Lucano

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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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  • very quiet place great for download the tension of the city in the Park m you can have fun with climbing and passages between trees
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  • Got da Praia exit at Campotennese and from there to the Impiso. You can park along the road on the last Sunday of September counted about twenty cars. Directions for clear however after only 100 m do not be fooled by the wide dirt track but diverted right uphill, where are the paths CAI also reported through beechwoods and pastures after about an hour and a half you get to Plan Gaudolino and from here begins the true Ascension to Pollino. You get to the top in a couple of hours first plunged into the Woods. then after some rocks open plans of Pollino which lead to the Summit where the eye wanders to 360 degrees and it's great emotion. Here a group of women in Lauria offers us a delicious sandwich al salam, thanks again! (one of the guys was the restaurant Cazzanedda) Easy hike (a little out of breath at the end) and well signposted unlike other parts of Calabria. Oops sorry, here we are in Basilicata!
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  • In its vastness, the Pollino National Park, offers enchanting landscapes and unspoilt, made of fresh water and air, radiant lights green, pristine. I note in particular Woods Magnano and stream fish pond, where on Sundays, will also find a small market of local products such as cheese, fruit and mushrooms, in the right time. A bet on the sanctuary of the Madonna del Pollino is almost obligatory, albeit at the cost of covering some 20 km (from the Woods mentioned before) of narrow, winding streets, climbing up to over 1500 m altitude of the shrine but beware: you'll find it only open from mid June to mid September, but if you happen to get there even at this time you will have the opportunity to enjoy the autumn landscape from Basilicata, which is a stunning beauty, well worth the effort
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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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