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Cirella island

Cirella island, Italy


About Cirella island

The Island of Cirella is the smaller of the two islands in the Calabria region in the European country of Italy.  It is located on the northwest coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea of Calabria, in front of Cirella, a fraction of Diamante, in the Province of Cosenza. It has an area of ​​0.12 square kilometers and reaches a maximum height of 40 meters, the limestone cliffs of the island, subjected to the erosion of the sea, have created many caves and coves.

Attractions near Cirella island

The Valle del Fiume Argentino nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Orsomarso, in the province of Cosenza. The reserve, close to the Lungro mountains, occupies an area of ​​3,980 hectares within the Pollino National Park and is the ideal starting point for many hiking trails that can be done in this portion of the park.

Cozzo del Pellegrino18.5km from Cirella island

The Cozzo del Pellegrino, with its 1987 meters above sea level, is the highest peak of the homonymous massif, which is part of the Pollino National Park. It is located southeast of the Park, in the municipality of San Donato di Ninea , in the province of Cosenza. The summit of Cozzo del Pellegrino is the highest point of an amphitheater composed of Cozzo dell Orso. The summit is the destination of numerous excursions and mountaineering climbs.

Grotta del Leone19.37km from Cirella island

The Grotte del Leone is a karst cave located on the Pisan Mountains, in the locality of Agnano, municipality of San Giuliano Terme in the province of Pisa.  The cave, which owes its name to a stalagmite formation whose shape resembles that of a lion, is made up of a large collapse hall that descends towards the east where there is a small lake, probably connected to that of the nearby Buca dei ladri . It  has been the subject of human visits from the Upper Paleolithic since historical times.

Island Dino19.57km from Cirella island

The island of Dino is an Italian island located along the northwest coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, opposite the town of Praia a Mare in Calabria, more precisely in front of Capo dell'Arena in the south of the country.  The name perhaps derives from the fact that on the island there was a temple dedicated to Venus, or, more accredited hypothesis, it is the one that would derive the name from the Greek etymology Dina, or vortex, storm.

Romito Cave25.95km from Cirella island

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.

Grotta di Marina di Maratea30.77km from Cirella island

The cave of Marina di Maratea is a small cave located in the municipality of Maratea, in the province of Potenza, in the locality of San Giuseppe near the hamlet of the same name.  The cave was set along a fault in the rock in the limestones of the carbonate series of the Giagola and Gada mountains of the Lower Cretaceous.

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Discover more attractions in Calabria, where Cirella island is located

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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.