La Sila in Calabria, Italy - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

Get Travalour for free on Google Play

La Sila

La Sila, 87058 Spezzano della Sila, Province of Cosenza, Italy

1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

About La Sila

La Sila is a vast plateau of southern Italy, located in the central-northern area of ​​the Calabria region, which extends for 150,000 hectares (it is the largest plateau in Europe ) through the provinces of Cosenza, Crotone, and Catanzaro, divided from north to south into Sila Greca, Sila Grande and Sila Piccola and characterized by the presence of various mountain peaks, plateaus, densely wooded areas, and high-sea artificial lakes.



Attractions near La Sila

Cecita Lake2.86km from La Sila

The lake of blindness is an artificial lake located in the province of Cosenza. It is an artificial lake built for the production of electricity located in the province of Cosenza on the Sila Grande, a few kilometers from Camigliatello Silano and whose banks fall within the municipalities of Spezzano della Sila, Longobucco and Celico. The lake was created by damming a dam the river Mucone. The lake is located on the western border of Sila National Park.

The I Giganti della Sila nature reserve, also known as the Fallistro nature reserve from the name of the locality in which it is located, is a protected natural area located in the province of Cosenza and was established in 1987. The reserve covers an area of ​​5.44 km² to the north-west and south-east, within the Sila National Park.

Botte Donato9.94km from La Sila

The Mount Botte Donato is the highest peak of the ' plateau of Sila, located in Sila Grande, in the town of Manco Country, halfway between Lake Arvo and Lake Blindness.  During the winter, with the presence of ski lifts and the four ski slopes that make up the Cavaliere di Lorica complex, the place becomes an attraction for tourists, coming from all over Italy, but also from Europe. From the top, in particular, you can see Etna and Aspromonte to the south and Pollino to the north.

Monte Scuro10.31km from La Sila

The Monte Scuro is a mountain of Sila, located near Camigliatello Silano. One of the beautiful locations which give the panoramic view of this area and also it is a quiet risky trekking destination and also you can spend a nice time here.

Sila National Park13.13km from La Sila

Sila National Park is actually part of one of Italy’s oldest national parks, the National Park of Calabria. This zone, with its rugged and wild, yet pristine side, charms visitors with its quaint and welcoming villages, and with the opportunities to practice a number of outdoor sports. Here, any time of year is right to enjoy this multi-faceted Park.

Lago Arvo13.32km from La Sila

The Arvo Lake is an artificial lake located in the province of Cosenza, in the mountains and Cardoneto Melillo, near the town of San Giovanni in Fiore.  With a capacity of about 70 million cubic meters of water and a length of 8.7 km, in Calabria, this lake is the second in size after Lake Cecita. The lake is connected with the Ampollino lake through a tunneled pipeline.  The north bank is indented, while the south bank is more straight. The seabed is mainly covered with sand and pebbles.

Where is La Sila

Discover more attractions in Calabria, where La Sila is located

Calabria51 attractions

Calabria attracts year-round tourism, offering both summer and winter activities, in addition to its cultural, historical, artistic heritage, it has an abundance of protected natural habitats and 'green' zones. The 485 miles of its coast make Calabria a tourist destination during the summer. The low industrial development and the lack of major cities in much of its territory have allowed the maintenance of indigenous marine life.