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Mount Cotugno Dam

Diga di Monte Cotugno, 85038 Senise PZ, Italy


About Mount Cotugno Dam

The Monte Cotugno dam is an Italian dam built in the years between 1970 and 1982 on the territory of the town of Senise, Province of Potenza, region of Basilicata, along the course of the River Sinni. It is the largest dam in Europe 1 on clay. The dam is protected to enjoy the plural use of the water resource. The water is taken by the Consorzio di Bonifica di Bradano e Metaponto, by means of an elevation system placed in the valley of the dam and irrigates the province of Matera and Taranto thr

Attractions near Mount Cotugno Dam

Terranova di Pollino21.38km from Mount Cotugno Dam

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.

Montalbano Jonico23.69km from Mount Cotugno Dam

Montalbano Jonico is an Italian town of 7 057 inhabitants in the province of Matera in Basilicata.  On 2 April 2009, the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano awarded the town of Montalbano Jonico with the honorary title of city.  Some courses and services of the University of Magna Græcia of Catanzaro have been based. The reconstruction of the historic site of the houses in Via de Albertino is currently underway, as well as the opening of new construction sites in the center.

San Severino Lucano23.88km from Mount Cotugno Dam

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

Oasis of Bosco Pantano30.77km from Mount Cotugno Dam

The Bosco Pantano di Policoro oriented nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Policoro and Rotondella, in the province of Matera. The reserve covers an area of 500 hectares and was established in 1999, 21 of which are oases of WWF Italy called "WWF Policoro Herakleia".  The reserve includes the site of community interest (SIC) “Bosco Pantano di Policoro and Costa Ionica Foce Sinni”.

Monte Alpi30.89km from Mount Cotugno Dam

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.

Pollino National Park31.3km from Mount Cotugno Dam

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.

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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.