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Romito Cave

Via Grotta del Romito 87020 Frazione, 87020 Bivio Avena O Vuccale CS, Italy

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About Romito Cave

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.



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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.

Grotta del Leone13.43km from Romito Cave

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 Dino13.86km from Romito Cave

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.

Monti la Spina – Zaccana16.34km from Romito Cave

Mount La Spina and Monte Zaccana, are located in the ' Apennines Lucan southern within the Pollino National Park. Located between the municipalities of Lauria and Castelluccio Superiore in the province of Potenza, together with the nearby Monte Alpi, they represent the northern offshoot of the largest protected area in Italy.

Pollino National Park16.82km from Romito Cave

The Pollino National Park,  located between Basilicata and Calabria between the provinces of Cosenza, Potenza and Matera, with its 192 565 hectares, of which 88 650 on the Lucan side and 103 915 in the Calabrian one, is the largest national park in Italy; takes its name from the mountain massif of the same name. Since November 2015, with the inclusion in the global list of geoparks by the UNESCO, the Pollino park is considered a world heritage site.

Grotta di Marina di Maratea18.31km from Romito Cave

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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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.