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Group DescriptionThe fascination and the beauty of the enchanted world of the Pollino National Park, the biggest national park in Italy, spreading over more than 200.000 hectars in areas of absolute wilderness and cultural landscapes in southern Italy.
Founded in 1991 mainly to preserve the last individuals worldwide of "Loricato" Pine (Bosnian Pine- Pinus leucodermis), the park is still its last refuge against the human destruction, where the so-called civilization didn’t protect the Earth most endangered and precious natural environments.
Unlike other holiday destinations where the tourism dominates, this land is the ideal location for a break, whether you’re looking for a brisk walk on the highest tops of South Italy, where the view extends to two seas (Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea) and until Sicily, a demanding trekking, a daredevil ride in canyons down the mountains or just a relaxing break in a natural unspoilt countryside.
The Park is the place for a walking holiday. Serra Dolcedorme itself, at 2000 m, is obviously the prime destination for many, although there are many mountain ranges which are just as beautiful and challenging. Amongst them are the Monte Pollino, Serra delle Ciavole, Serra di Crispo, where the "Loricato" Pine still climbs the rocky highest tops of this mountains of breathtaking beauty.
Taking a walk in the countryside will allow you to have magical encounters with wild creatures in their natural environment. Among the protected fauna, you can still spot find the Yellow-Bellied Toad, many different species of Snakes, the Wolf, the Black Squirrell, the Golden eagle, Vulture, the Peregrin falcon, Buzzard, Otter, Hare, Black Woodpecker, Bespectacled Small Salamander, Newt, Roe Deer of last italian residual population.
Walking in the woods and fields of the Pollino Range, you will have access to our outstanding natural scenarios and the opportunity to know the endemic flora. Among the plants, you will see the Silver Fir, Lobels Maple, Grecian Laurel, Turkey Oak, English Holly, Water Rabarb, Beech, Preckly Pear, Martagon Lily, Holly Oak, Water Mint, Honesty, Dog Rose, Elder-Flowered Orchid.
The Park is also the ideal location for historical, cultural and gastronomic holidays, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, visiting archaeological, religious and historical sites and discover traditions and typical food. Is this healthy and natural food growth from our farmers in a oasis of water and green land that helps to give the Pollino National Park some of the very best places to eat in South Italy.
Visiting the Pollino National park is a unique opportunity to spend some time in a full-immersion of wilderness culture, to widen your cultural horizons and live a never ending mystic experience.
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