Massiccio del Sirino - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Massiccio del Sirino
The Sirino massif is a mountainous massif of Basilicata which includes some of the major peaks of the southern Apennines: Monte Papa, Cima De Lorenzo, Timpa Scazzariddo, and Monte Sirino, representing the extreme southern offshoot of the Appennino Lucano Val d'Agri Lagonegrese National Park. A good location for a nature walk and also you can explore vast varieties of flora and fauna too.
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1.15km from Massiccio del Sirino
The Lake Laudemio regional reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Lagonegro, in the province of Potenza, and established under the Basilicata regional law. It is located on the slopes of Mount Papa at an altitude of 1525 m of the Sirino Massif overlooking Lagonegro and falls within the territory of the Appennino Lucano Val d'Agri Lagonegrese National Park. The lake from which the reserve takes its name is also known as Remmo.
5.02km from Massiccio del Sirino
The Lake Sirino is a small natural reservoir of Basilicata place in a karst valley at the foot of the eponymous mountain in the town of Nemoli, an ' altitude of 788 meters above sea level. The lake, slightly elliptical in shape, is perhaps the last remnant of the great Pleistocene lake that occupied the Noce valley. The stretch of water, in ancient times much larger than the current five hectares of the periods of full winter, in prehistoric times occupied the lake basin of the Noce.
Chiesa del Purgatorio
9.21km from Massiccio del Sirino
The church of the Purgatory is a Baroque-style church located in Via Ridola in the city of Matera. The construction of the church took place between 1725 and 1747 with funding from the Confraternity of Purgatory, from which it takes its name. In Baroque style, it is located in the main streets of the historic city center. Every Friday, Russian Orthodox ceremonies are held in the church.
12.65km from Massiccio del Sirino
The upstream Alps, with its twin peaks Pizzo Falcone and S. Croce, it is as pertaining among the highest reliefs of ' lucano Apennines and constitutes one of the most interesting areas and intact from the point of view environmental and naturalistic. The extreme northern extension of the Pollino massif, the Alps guard the upper valley of the Sinni river, south of Mount Raparo, east of the Sirino massif, and north, north-east of to the La Spina-Zaccana mountain range.
Monti la Spina – Zaccana
15.51km from Massiccio del Sirino
Mount La Spina and Monte Zaccana, are located in the ' Apennines Lucan southern within the Pollino National Park. Located between the municipalities of Lauria and Castelluccio Superiore in the province of Potenza, together with the nearby Monte Alpi, they represent the northern offshoot of the largest protected area in Italy.
Monte San Biagio
18.67km from Massiccio del Sirino
Monte San Biagio is an Italian town of 6 206 inhabitants in the province of Latina in southern Lazio. It is located on the slope of a hill part of the Monti Ausoni. Until 1862 it was known as Monticello. There are several dishes particular to Monte San Biagio, some using shrimp from the local lakes, and wild asparagus. The pork sausages are particularly distinctive, usually handmade from the meat and lard of the pig, mixed with chili pepper and coriander seed.
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Difficult accessibility and lack of extended promotion make Basilicata one of the most remote and least visited regions of Italy. However, tourism is slowly growing since the early 2000s. Matera, once dubbed "national disgrace" by prime minister Alcide De Gasperi who urged to take strict development measures due to its extreme poverty, is now Basilicata's main attraction and has gained fame worldwide for its historical center, the Sassi, designated in 1993 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.