Sila, an amazing mountain in the middle of the Mediterranean
Distance from Crotone: Camigliatello (B) 77 km, Trepidò (C) 40 km
Total time by bus: Camigliatello 2 h 30 min, Trepidò 2 hrs
It can be visited in 4 hours
The port of Crotone is one of the few places that, thanks to the short distance, offers the chance to reach the mountains so easily and comfortably.
The Calabrian Mountains can be identified with the vast plateau at the centre of the region, with peaks that hit the 2000-meter mark. The Silan landscape is characterized by the larician pine, a soaring, tall tree that recalls the gentle wilderness of the Alps. Camigliatello and Trepidò are the main Silan towns quickly reachable from Crotone, positioned near the enchanting mountain lakes, all waiting to be discovered. During the winter, there are a number of open ski slopes, giving sport enthusiasts the chance to ski just 50 km from the sea.
Fallistro Wood represents a natural monument, really unique in his kind. Here you can find a grouped presence of about 50 enormous specimens of larch-trees and mountain maples with a 40 metre height, with a two metre diameter and an age of about 400 years. This is the last surviving example of a primitive forest named "The Sila's Giants".
Getting to Sila