Regional Park has been established in 2004, has an area of
about 17'000 hectares and is hardly developed for hiking
which means that there are only very few marked trails.
Green heart of the Park are the never-ending beech forests
on the Tyrrhenian side. They house one of the cultural and
spiritual centers of the area: the Charterhouse of Serra San
Bruno, founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1091, where
monks still live in strict seclusion today.
On the Ionian side, however, you can finde the mightiest
waterfall in Calabria, the Cascata di Marmarico. Its
water falls around 118 meters in depth. Already near to the
Ionian coast the landscape is bare and wild. Here you can
find the second jewel of the Serre, the Cattolica, a
small Byzantine church from the 9th Century AD.