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EXCURSIONS OF ONE ENTIRE DAY
IN DEPARTURE FROM PAOLA:


1) PARK OF THE POLLINO:
natural park from 1993, offers to scenes mozzafiato and alternate high tops of alpine type to wonderful valleys, conserving rare exemplary of flora and fauna, which the coricato pine and the travelling hawk, and numerous etnìe Albanian. In summer there is possibility to make long Rafting the river Lao and Trekking in the Throats of the Raganello.
The more interesting localities in the territory of the park are:
PAPASIDERO: the small country becomes part harmoniously in the landscape, with its alleys, its grips alleys, hanging terrazzini the sparkling ones of gerani, the antichi wharves and portali that connected the ends of go them. A bridge constructed on the rests of an old medieval bridge to ass back leads to graceful chiesetta of Saint Maria di Costantinopoli erected near one cove in century XI. In the dintoni the cove of the Romito, inhabited in the Paleolitico from nuclei of men is found whose skeletons have been recovered with to manufatti of ceramics. In the cove a mirabile example of rupestre art can be admired, graffito representing a Bos Primigenius, between antichi in Italy.
MORANO: characteristic small village, similar to a small manger, that it accommodates a Racing silk much beautiful one in the May month, conserve the Church of S. Bernardino of 1400 with the splendid polittico of Bartolomeo Vivarini, the Collegiata of the Maddalena with marmoree statues of To. Gagini and P. Bernini and the stone on which Francisco directed in France is impressa the track of S.
FRASCINETO: dominated country of etnìa Albanian from the “Dolomiti small”, deserves a stage for the Museum of the Dolls, where the Albanian customs are reproduced in miniatura and for the tasting in local wine cellar of the typical wine of the place.
CIVITA: country of etnìa Albanian with an historical center whose houses, remained in great part originate them, introduce typical architectonic solutions, species in the comignoli decorates to you, in the hanging furnaces and the loggette. From the country it is arrived to the lookout that dominates the Throats of the Raganello, one of the more evocative shows of the Pollino, a canyon of 13 km with strapiombi also of 700 mt., whose seen lascerà to you without breath. Panoramic reduction along the appropriate distance until catching up the Bridge of the Devil, ancient bridge used from the shepherds, that it marks the end of the throats.
CERCHIARA: in exceptional position to 715 mt. of altitude, on the carsica mountain of the Sellaro. Main goal is the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Crews, to beyond 1000 mt. of altitude, already basiliano sanctuary of sec. the XI. The church is obtained in one cove and conserve inside icona of one the Madonna with the Child, graffita on dark stone. All the surrounding area the Sanctuary is of extraordinary naturalistic importance for the incredible panorama on all the flat one of Sibari and on the side north it orients them of the Pollino. In the outskirtses of Cerchiara many coves and cavity: the abyss of Bifurto with its 683 mt. of depth it is one of deepest of Europe; from the cove of the Nymphs 50 lt gush out. to the second of sulphureous water to 30° C.
(In a day the cited localities are not succeeded to visit all. Usually accorpano Morano, Civita and Frascineto; or Papasidero and Morano; or Cerchiara and Frascineto).
2) ALTOMONTE AND SIBARI: the first locality is crib of artistic handicraft and art, the medioevale village, perfectly conserved is rich of botteghe craftsmen and knows them until the ancient castle and to the Church of S. Maria of the Consolation, mirabile example of architecture gotico-angioina, with annexed the Museum nell former convent of the Dominican ones, where it studied Tommaso Little bell. To August it accommodates the Festival of the two seas in the recently realized amphitheater. The second stage is the heir of the ancient Sybaris, the great city of the Magna Greece destroyed from the Crotoniati in the 510 a.C., on which the Greek colony of Thourioi rose then. In II the century a.C to this the roman colony of Copy, flourishing overlapped itself until the late empire. The diggings lead in the archaeological area of Park of the Horse, on the left of the Crati and crossed from be them 106, have carried to the light important rests of Copy, between which a theatre, a thermal complex and the rests of one series of buildings and templi of remarkable interest. To the northeast of the Park the new Museum of the Sibaritide has been inaugurated in 1996 that collects all the materials of city origin and the surrounding territory, between which important funerari equipments of Tower of the Mordillo and Marine Francavilla and votivi objects of the sanctuary of Atena (VI-IV century a.C.).

3) ROSSANO: locality rich of history, ancient bench mark of the Empire bizantino, difficult to reassume in little lines. Beyond to the Cathedral, of age angioina, dedicated to Saint Maria Achiropita (that is “painted from human hand”) represented in I do not fresco” bizantino of VIII- IX century, are from remembering the church of the Panaghìa, of XII the century, with its harmonic lines, and the church of Saint Mark, an other jewel bizantino, that the Catholic of Stilo remembers. And still the church of Saint Bernardino (XV century), with a beautiful porch and a portale to acute arc, beyond to numerous palazzotti the nobiliari ones of the historical center. But the true treasure of Rossano is celebre the Codex purpureus, one of the antichi Greek evangelari, written in gold and silver letters, than alone it justifies a visit to the city. E' conserved in the diocesano Museum, with various artistic testimonies of remarkable interest.
4) THE SILA: natural park between antichi, is defined the Forest of Italy; a plateau of 1.700 Kmq.con a medium altitude of 1.300 m.s.m., rich of faggete and conifers, between which it detaches the Laricio Pine, high until 40 mt., smalls lake and routes on foot, all in plain. To visit silano Camigliatello, sciistico center of the Sila Grande and center of the literary Park Norman Douglas, with free walk for the center, rich of botteghe craftsmen and local gastronomia; the Forest of the Fallistro, reserves natural of the “Giants of the Sila”, secular pines of impressive largeness; S. Giovanni in Flower, where he is flourishing the handicraft of the carpets and the tradition orafa. The country is risen around to the founded Abbey forense in the 1187 from Gioacchino from Flower, of which in cripta are still conserved the rests and antichi musical witnesses; Saint Severina, important Bizantino-Normanno center that she dominates the Valley of the Neto, with the Baptistry of X the Century and the castle normanno recently restructures to you.
5) PEAK AND TROPEA: the coast of Of i, famous one for the beauty of its shoreline, comprises the localities of Calabro Peak, characteristic center fishing boat, famous for the handicraft ice cream, “Tartufo di Pizzo” and for the historical center with the castle where fù shot Gioacchino Murat and where still conserve its last letter; the chiesetta of Piedigrotta, prospiciente the beach, entire dug in the tufo and rich of tufacee statues. Tropea, most famous bathing locality defended on one cliff, the Cathedral with the painting of the Madonna Nera of Rumania, the church of S. Maria of the Island and the rich historical center of handicraft in ceramics.

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