Riserva Statale Valle del Fiume Argentino
87020 Orsomarso, Province of Cosenza, Italy
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.