Lago Sirino - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Lago 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.
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Chiesa del Purgatorio
4.82km from Lago 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.
Massiccio del Sirino
5.02km from Lago 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.
6.09km from Lago 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.
Monte San Biagio
13.66km from Lago 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.
Basilica di San Biagio
13.7km from Lago Sirino
The basilica and sanctuary of San Biagio is the main place of Catholic worship in the municipality of Maratea, in Basilicata. It is the religious heart of the local Christian community and guardian of the relics of the patron Biagio. It is built on the highest point of the old town of Maratea, known as the Castle, and is its parish church. Tradition has it that it arose on the site of a pagan temple dedicated to Minerva. In 1940 it was elevated to the dignity of a minor basilica.
Statue of Christ the Redeemer
13.87km from Lago Sirino
The statue of Christ the Redeemer of Maratea is the work of the Florentine sculptor Bruno Innocenzi and was commissioned by Count Stefano Rivetti of Valcervo. The statue was erected in 1965 on the summit of Monte San Biagio in the old Maratea Superior, also called Castle, the place where once stood a memorial cross in stone. This is the third tallest statue of Jesus in Europe, after Christ the King in Świebodzin, Poland, and Cristo-Rei in Lisbon.
Discover More Attractions in Basilicata, Home of Lago Sirino
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.