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Aspromonte National Park

Via Aurora, 89057 Santo Stefano in Aspromonte RC, Italy

National Parks

About Aspromonte National Park

The Aspromonte National Park is a national park located within the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria, taking its name from the Aspromonte Massif.  The park's territory, crossed by several watercourses, is populated by important animal species like the wolf, the peregrine falcon, the eagle owl, and the goshawk. Most of the territory is dominated by forests of beech trees, silver firs, black pines, holm oaks, chestnut trees, and Mediterranean maquis. A couple of rare species live here: Bonelli'



Attractions near Aspromonte National Park

Castello Ruffo15.04km from Aspromonte National Park

The Ruffo di Scilla castle, sometimes also known as the Ruffo di Calabria Castle, is an ancient fortification located on the Scillèo promontory, jutting out over the Strait of Messina. The castle constitutes the genius loci of the town of Scilla, about 20 km north of Reggio Calabria, and certainly one of the most characteristic and typical elements of the landscape of the Strait and the Reggio district. The castle also houses one of the lighthouses of the Navy, the lighthouse of Scilla.

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia17.62km from Aspromonte National Park

The National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, or National Museum of Magna Graecia, is an Italian state museum. It exhibits one of the most remarkable collections of artifacts from Magna Graecia.  The artifacts found today in Calabria are no longer gathered and kept in a single museum but exhibited in those locations where new findings have allowed the setting up of small local museums, which flank the Reggio museum.

Lungomare Falcomatà18.36km from Aspromonte National Park

The Lungomare Falcomatà is the name of a boulevard along the Bay of Reggio Calabria.  It is dedicated to one of the mayors of the city of Reggio, Italo Falcomatà, under whose administration the city experienced a period of significant recovery and renewal. Very frequented by tourists during the summer period, it offers a unique panorama on the Strait of Messina and Etna. The Reggio lungomare was defined as “The most beautiful kilometer in Italy” by Nando Martellini, wrongly citing Gabriele D'Ann

Castello Aragonese18.52km from Aspromonte National Park

The Aragonese castle of Reggio Calabria is the main fortification of the city, located in the homonymous Piazza Castello between via Aschenez and via Possidonea. It is considered, together with the Riace Bronzes, one of the main historical symbols of the city of Reggio. Since 1956 it has housed the observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics.

Stretto Di Messina19.32km from Aspromonte National Park

The Strait of Messina is an arm of the sea that separates peninsular Italy to the east from the island of Sicily and, more generally, the latter from continental Europe to the west, connecting the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas and bathing the metropolitan cities of Reggio Calabria and Messina, with a minimum width of approx3.14  km between the municipalities of Villa San Giovanni and Messina.

San Niceto Castle19.4km from Aspromonte National Park

The Castle of San Aniceto is a Byzantine castle built in the early 11th century on a hill in Motta San Giovanni, in the current Italian province of Reggio Calabria.  It is one of the few examples of early medieval architecture in Calabria, as well as one of the few well-preserved Byzantine fortifications in the world. Its name derives from the Byzantine admiral Nicetas Oryphas.

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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.