Lago di Pietra del Pertusillo
Lago di Pietra del Pertusillo, 85053 Montemurro, Province of Potenza, Italy
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The Pietra del Pertusillo lake is an artificial lake located in the territory of the municipalities of Grumento Nova, Montemurro, and Spinoso. The lake was built between 1957 and 1962, as a dam of the Agri river, with funds from the Cassa del Mezzogiorno, which granted the institution for the development of irrigation and land transformation in Puglia and Basilicata the execution of works.
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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.
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.
The Montes de la Maddalena is an Italian mountain range, declared a Site of Community Importance. Located in a southern position, southwest with respect to the city of Potenza, the area of the Pierfaone, Volturino and Viggiano mountains constitutes, together with the Maddalena Mountains, a complex mountain system, a true spine of the Lucanian Apennines. One of the good trekking destinations and also the views from here are truly breathtaking.
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.
The Monte Volturino - whose name derives from the Latin vultur - is a peak in the middle of ' Lucan Apennines which rises up to touch the 1,836 meters d' altitude s.lm the center of a vast and mountainous group, of which it constitutes the highest peak. The mountain is visible in all its majesty both from the Agri valley and from the Camastra valley. The entire mountainous area is configured as a toothed greenhouse.
The Appennino Lucano Val d'Agri Lagonegrese National Park is a national park located in Basilicata and established in 2007 and is, in chronological order, the penultimate Italian national park to have been established. The park has an extension of 68 996 hectares along the Lucan Apennines, includes 29 municipalities in Basilicata and 9 mountain communities. The territory is rich in woods. From the vegetational and floristic point of view, the lower altitudinal belt presents the evergreen oak w
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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.