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Pollino National Park

Italy

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About Pollino National Park

The Pollino National Park,  located between Basilicata and Calabria between the provinces of Cosenza, Potenza and Matera, with its 192 565 hectares, of which 88 650 on the Lucan side and 103 915 in the Calabrian one, is the largest national park in Italy; takes its name from the mountain massif of the same name. Since November 2015, with the inclusion in the global list of geoparks by the UNESCO, the Pollino park is considered a world heritage site.


Attractions near Pollino National Park

Serra del Prete3.97km from Pollino National Park

The Serra del Prete is a mountain of ' southern Apennines, on the border between Calabria and Basilicata. With its maximum height of 2,181 m, it is the third highest mountain in the Pollino Massif, and therefore in the Pollino National Park, after Monte Pollino and Serra Dolcedorme. The mountain is located between the municipalities of Morano Calabro, on the southern side, and from Viggianello on the northern side.

Pollino6.84km from Pollino National Park

The Monte Pollino - whose peak reaches 2,248 m above sea level - despite being second in height after greenhouse Dolcedorme, is the mountain that gives its name to the solid, in the middle of the homonymous national park, one of the many geosites of the Pollino Geopark.  One of the good trekking destination and also a good view point too.

San Severino Lucano8.96km from Pollino National Park

San Severino Lucano is an Italian town of 1 497 inhabitants in the province of Potenza, in Basilicata, located in the Pollino National Park.  This municipality, together with its hamlets, marks the entrance to the heart of the Pollino Massif on the northeast side, in a particularly happy position due to the presence of numerous waterways, the main one being the Frido stream, from which springs, in the homonymous valley surmounted by the cliff on which the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Pollino sta

Serra Dolcedorme9.57km from Pollino National Park

Serra Dolcedorme is the highest peak of the Pollino massif, as well as of the southern Apennines. It is located in Calabria, between the municipalities of Castrovillari and Cerchiara, not far from the border with Basilicata.  The southern slope, which flows into the Piana di Sibari, is very steep and is characterized by a grandiose wall, the most imposing in southern Italy.

Terranova di Pollino15.4km from Pollino National Park

Terranova di Pollino is an Italian town of 1 129 inhabitants, in the province of Potenza, in Basilicata, at the southern limit of its border with the province of Cosenza.  The municipality, located in the Pollino National Park, includes several hamlets in its territory, which are: Casa Del Conte, Destra Delle Donne, San Migalio, Vena Della Ricotta.

Romito Cave16.82km from Pollino National Park

The Romito cave is a site dating back to the upper Paleolithic containing one of the oldest evidence of prehistoric art in Italy, and one of the most important in Europe, located in Nuppolara in the municipality of Papasidero, in Calabria, province of Cosenza.  Outside there are some rock engravings, among which the most important is a graffiti on a large boulder depicting a majestic bovid, and burials, dating back to about 11,000 years ago.

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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.