Monti la Spina – Zaccana - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Monti la Spina – Zaccana
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.
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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.
San Severino Lucano
13.28km from Monti la Spina – Zaccana
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
Massiccio del Sirino
15.51km from Monti la Spina – Zaccana
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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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.
16.17km from Monti la Spina – Zaccana
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.
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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.
Discover More Attractions in Basilicata, Home of Monti la Spina – Zaccana
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.