63 Outdoors- Other to explore in Italy
Located in Southern Europe consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.
The Altopiano delle Murge is a rectangular karst topographic plateau in southern Italy. Most of it is within Apulia and corresponds to the sub-region known as Murgia or Le Murge. The plateau is mainly located in the metropolitan city of Bari and the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, but extends into the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto to the south, and in Matera in Basilicata to the west. The name is believed to come from Latinmurex, which means "sharpened stone".
The lucanos Apennines is the section of the ridge of the Apennines extending arcuate from Sella di Conza (between Campania and Basilicata to the Passo dello Scalone. It is bounded by Sele rivers to the west, Ofanto to the north, Bradano to the east, from the Gulf of Taranto to the southeast, from the Tyrrhenian Seato the southwest and the Sibari plain to the southeast. The Bell Apennines are a part of the Southern Apennines.
The Central Apennines are characterized by a rich diversity of ecosystems and wildlife. Among the most important habitats are its beech woods, open hillsides and alpine grasslands. The Apennines is the second main mountain range of Italy and stretches for hundreds of kilometers from the north to the south along the Country’s main axis. These mountains are one of the last refuges of the big European predators such as the Italian wolf and the marsican brown bear, now extinct in the rest of Centra
The Capo Rizzuto marine protected area is a marine protected area established in 1991 and managed by the province of Crotone which extends for almost 15,000 hectares and is the largest in Italy for breadth. The importance of this marine reserve can be found both in the fauna and flora of the sea and in the white beaches with crystal clear waters. The area is protected under the Barcelona Convention and a number of national acts. Most noticeable the Natural Marine Protected Area.
The Baia dei Turchi , a few kilometers north of Otranto , is the place where, according to tradition, the Turkish warriors landed during the siege of the city of Otranto in the 15th century ( Battle of Otranto ). Sandy and unspoiled, the bay belongs to the precious protected oasis of the Alimini Lakes , one of the most important ecosystems of Salento and Puglia.
The Baia di Ieranto Natural Area is the name of an Italian nature reserve, established in 1997, and located in the municipality of Massa Lubrense in the province of Naples in Campania. Covering an area of 49.50 ha, the bay of Ieranto is located at the extreme tip of the Sorrentine peninsula, on a notch in the coast between Capri and the Amalfi coast.
The Bay of Sorgeto is located in Panza, a hamlet of the Municipality of Forio on the Island of Ischia. It is a natural inlet that forms a free open-air thermal park open to the public all year round. Due to the thermal nature of its boiling waters, it is possible to immerse yourself in it all year round. The bay is characterized by the presence of hot and mineral springs, saunas, and therapeutic vapors.
Bioparco di Roma is a beautiful biopark and not simply a zoo with cages. It’s made up of several areas that allow the animals to reproduce in their natural habitats. It also has a separate building just for reptiles. The zoo covers 30 acres and was erected in the northern part of the Villa Borghese estate. One of the main attractions in this area which is famous among tourists.
The Blue Grotto is a karst cavity that opens on the north-western side of the island of Capri. Administratively it belongs to the municipality of Anacapri, in the metropolitan city of Naples. Prestigious nymphaeum of the Roman age, after a long decline the cave became known starting from 1826 when it was visited by the German artist August Kopisch.
The Bosco di Sant'Antonio nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Pescocostanzo, in the province of L'Aquila. It was established in 1986 and since 1992 is part of the Majella National Park and stretches for 550 ha between the ridges of Monte Pizzalto and Monte Rotella. Immersed in numerous centuries-old beech trees, it houses the hermitage of Sant'Antonio. Due to its characteristics, it is an ideal place for horse riding, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Capo Palinuro is a rocky promontory on the coast of Southern Campania, between the Gulf of Velia and that of Policastro, in Cilento in the Province of Salerno. It goes for about 2 km into the Tyrrhenian Sea, west of the mouth of the Lambro and Mingardo rivers. The Capo Palinuro weather station is located there. Its territory falls within the Palinuro fraction of the municipality of Centola. It is an important tourist resort, famous for its landscape beauties linked to the sea.
Capo Colonna is the promontory that determines the western limit of the Gulf of Taranto, where the temple dedicated to Hera Lacinia once stood. Until the sixteenth century, it was called "head of the columns" because many columns of the temple of Hera Lacinia remained in their place. In ancient times his name was Lacinion. Its importance lies in the quantity of historical elements that are linked to this tip of land stretching out over the Ionian.
Capo Vaticano is an extensive promontuous, seaside, and flat town in the hamlet of San Nicolò, in the municipality of Ricadi, located between Pizzo Calabro and Nicotera, along the " Costa degli Dei ", a well-known stretch of the southern Tyrrhenian coast with a tourist vocation. The Capo Vaticano area is full of accommodation facilities equipped with entertainment services.
The Comacchio Valleys are a vast protected wetland area located in Emilia-Romagna, between the provinces of Ravenna and Ferrara, south of the Po Delta and north of the Romagna Riviera, constituting one of the largest wetlands in Italy. Formed by 4 valleys: Lido di Magnavacca, Fossa di Porto, Valle Campo, and Fattibello, they extend geographically from Comacchio to the riverReno.
Located in the Lucanian Apennines, east of the more imposing Pierfaone-Volturino-Viggiano ridge, the Piccole Dolomiti Lucane constitutes the heart of the homonymous regional natural park. They are called the Dolomites due to the morphological similarity with the most famous Triveneto mountains. The birth of the mountain group, which dominates the central part of the Basento valley, dates back to 15 million years ago.
The Faraglioni of Capri is three rocky peaks positioned south-east of the homonymous island, famous all over the world thanks to the suggestive and historical panorama offered by the gardens of Augustus. These protrusions are identified with three distinct names: the first is the Faraglione di Terra; the second, separated from the first by the sea, is that of Mezzo; while the third, stretching towards the sea, is the Faraglione di Fuori. The latter is well known as it is the only habitat of the
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 Gargano, sometimes nicknamed the spur of Italy, is a subregion of Italy coinciding with the homonymous mountain promontory that extends in the northern part of Puglia and corresponds to the north-eastern sector of the province of Foggia. Semi-surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, but limited to the west by the Tavoliere delle Puglie, its territory includes the Gargano National Park. The Gargano peninsula is partly covered by the remains of an ancient forest, Foresta Umbra, the only remaining part
The Indren glacier is located in the Monte Rosa massif and extends down from the basin between the Vincent Pyramid and the underlying Punta Giordani. It has a rather regular slope, interrupted only in the middle of the basin by an imposing serac, at the point where from the glacial mantle a rocky crest descending towards the south is generated, called Cresta Rossa, which contains the glacier on the eastern side. One of the risky trekking locations and it will be a new experience.
The Bionnassay glacier is a French glacier located in the Mont-Blanc massif, which descends from the Bionnassay needle. It covers 4.73 km 2 and is 5 km long. It is accessed by the Mont-Blanc tramway, to the Nid d'Aigle station, then by a path. The French Bionnassay glacier should not be confused with the Italian Bionnassay glacier, which is a “tributary” of the Miage glacier.