Sila National Park
87066 Longobucco, Province of Cosenza, Italy
About Sila National Park
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.
Attractions near Sila National Park
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.
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.
The castle of Corigliano Calabro is a fortress dating back to the 11th century, located in Corigliano Calabro, in the municipality of Corigliano-Rossano, in the province of Cosenza. It has been defined as "one of the most beautiful and best-preserved castles existing in southern Italy". Today the castle is a national monument declared by law in 1927 and is a historical, artistic, and cultural museum of the entire community.
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.
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.
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.
Where is Sila National Park
Discover more attractions in Calabria, where Sila National Park is located
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.