Oasi WWF Lago di Conza
Contrada Pescara, snc, 83040 Conza della Campania AV, Italy
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The Oasis of Lake Conza is a protected natural area of 800 hectares located in the municipalities of Cairano and Conza della Campania in the province of Avellino. Access to the oasis is in Contrada Pescara, in Conza della Campania. Located in Irpinia, it includes the vast artificial basin obtained from the Ofanto river.
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The Lake Conza is a reservoir of approximately 800 hectares and a maximum depth of 25 m, built in the seventies of the twentieth century into which the waters of the river Ofanto. The Conza dam has been in experimental operation since 1992, underlies a catchment area of 252 km², and determines a reservoir of 63 million m³ of useful capacity. The average annual flow to the dam section is approximately 99 million m³. The reservoir is intended for multiple uses, irrigation, and, since 2013, for
The lucanos Apennines is the section of the ridge of the Apennines extending arcuate from Sella di Conza (between Campania and Basilicata to the Passo dello Scalone. It is bounded by Sele rivers to the west, Ofanto to the north, Bradano to the east, from the Gulf of Taranto to the southeast, from the Tyrrhenian Seato the southwest and the Sibari plain to the southeast. The Bell Apennines are a part of the Southern Apennines.
San Fele is an Italian town of 2 800 inhabitants in the province of Potenza , in Basilicata . Historically it comes from the fiefdom corresponding to the Vitalba Valley , together with Rionero in Vulture , Monticchio , Sant'Andrea, Montemarcone, Montesirico, Rapone. San Giustino de Jacobis is known for being born here and for the presence in its territory of one of the oldest and most mysterious sanctuaries in Basilicata : that of Santa Maria di Pierno.
Monticchio is a fraction belonging to the municipalities of Atella and Rionero in Vulture, in the province of Potenza. Located on the slopes of Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano of the southern Apennines, it preserves a colorful environmental heritage, which makes Monticchio a destination for visitors especially in the summer. Since 1971 the Lago Piccolo di Monticchio regional reserve has been established, which represents the natural habitat of a rare endemic species of night butterfly, the Bra
The Lago Piccolo regional reserve of Monticchio is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Rionero in Vulture and Atella, in the province of Potenza. The reserve occupies an area of 187 hectares and was established in 1984. The small Lake of Monticchio together with the Large Lake constitute the pair of volcanic lakes that has occupied what remains of the ancient crater of the Vulture volcano. The Reserve falls within the territory of the municipality of Atella.
The abbey of San Michele Arcangelo is an abbey that rises in Monticchio, whose construction dates back to the eighth century AD, around a cave inhabited by Basilian monks. It was built on a cave dug into the tuff, near which votive deposits dating back to the IV-III century BC were found. The abbey then passed to the Benedictines, to the Capuchins, and, in 1782 to the Constantinian military order, which owned it until 1866. The entire complex consists of a multi-story convent, an eighteenth-cen
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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.