Monte Sant'Elia, 89015 Palmi RC, Italy
About Monte Sant'Elia
Mount St. Elias is located in the municipality of Palmi, in the province of Reggio Calabria. A coastal ridge of the Aspromonte massif, it is called the balcony on the Tyrrhenian sea. The mountain, in which some residential buildings also stand, is also one of the three official inhabited centers of Palmi, according to Istat data. The vegetation of the mountain is mainly composed of maritime pines and chestnut trees.
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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.
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.
The Punta del Faro is one of the 3 points of the island of Sicily. It is the tip of the northeast, which is located precisely in front of Calabria. It is located in the municipality of Messina, in the Torre Faro neighborhood, neighboring Ganzirri. From the Strait of Messina, it offers an exceptional view of Calabria.
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'
The Monte Poro is a mountain of Calabria, which rises on the slopes Tyrrhenian between ' Angitola , the Mesima, and Serre. It is also an important center for the transmission of radio and television signals given its position that embraces the whole Tyrrhenian coast from Cetraro in the north to Scilla in the south and the plains of Lamezia Terme to the northeast and Gioia Tauro to the southeast.
The three bays of Grotticelle are the best known and most evocative seaside resorts of the municipality of Ricadi, located in the hamlet. San Nicolò, which culminate with the promontory of Capo Vaticano. Even before it acquired certain tourist importance, Grotticelle was a place that lived mainly on resources of the earth and the sea. For a little less than twenty years now, this locality has become the driving force of the economy of the entire territory of Ricadi.
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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.