Are you a mountain enthusiast? Calabria, the last offshoot of the Southern Apennines, is the only region in Italy that includes within its territory the wealth of no less than 3 National Parks: Pollino, Sila and Aspromonte.
The mountain resorts in Calabria offer varied scenery and a natural heritage of great value. The Calabrian portion of the Pollino National Park encompasses 32 municipalities in the province of Cosenza, finds its symbol in the ancient Pino Loricato and boasts several UNESCO Geosites.
The Sila National Park, whose symbol is the Sila Wolf, extends between the provinces of Cosenza, Catanzaro and Crotone (Sila Greca, Sila Grande and Sila Piccola). It is home to dozens of Nature Reserves, the most important of which is the Giants of Fallistro Reserve. Among its forests you can breathe "the best air in Europe", certified by a team of expert biologists.
The Aspromonte National Park covers the entire province of Reggio Calabria and once again boasts UNESCO Geosites of astonishing shapes (Valley of the Great Stones), as well as several trails, including the English Path, dedicated to 19th-century Grand Tour travellers.
In addition to the national parks, the mountain resorts in Calabria offer unspoilt experiences in the Serre Regional Park (VV), 16 State Nature Reserves and 3 Regional Nature Reserves.