The Pollino National Park

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With its surface of 192'000 hectares the Pollino National Park is the largest national park in Italy and one of the largest Protected Areas in Europe. It is located on the border between the regions Calabria and Lucania
An indescribably wild and untouched nature between two seas which you can see from time to time from the respective edge areas of the park. The highest of five two-thousanders - Serra Dolcedorme - reaches 2267 m asl and impressive prairies, sheer endless forests and deep canyions dominate the scenery.

Symbol of the National Park is the Bosnian Pine. A wolf population of approximately 70 animals lives around Monte Pollino in the center of the Park. Deer, however, you can find in the Orsomarso mountains on the western side of the Park. Special attention merit the seven villages of the National Park inhabitated by the Arbereshe. These are Albanians who have fled the persecution of Christians in the  15th Century AD from their homes to southern Italy.

The language of Arbereshe is still very much alive, although it is only transmitted orally from generation to generation.

All this you can discover with an expert guide in the Hiking Week in the Pollino National Park!



Sabine Ment

Guida turistico-ambientale

Via Vittorio Emanuele 163, I-89862 Brattirò, P.IVA 02251400798

Tel. 0039 348 4450890