Pollino dal Monte Séllaro   62531
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1 Serra Dolcedorme, 2267
2 Monte Pollino, 2248
3 Piano di Acquafredda
4 Serra delle Ciàvole, 2127
5 Grande Porta eel Pollino, 1946
6 Timpa di Porace, 1423
7 Serra di Crispo, 2053
8 Gola del Raganello
9 Timpa di San Lorenzo, 1652
10 Timopa di Vuturo, 1662
11 Timpa della Falconara, 1656
12 (San Lorenzo Bellizzi, hidden)
13 Direzione Terranova
14 Monte Sparviere, 1713


Location: Monte Séllaro (1439 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Italy      Date: 28-08-2008
This aims to be an instructive photograph, since it depics what I believe to be one of the most unknown corners of Italy, and one of the most neglected, especially in relation to its beauty.
Here we see the Calabrian side of the Pollino, with the Raganello gorge enclosed between two typical rock formations called Timpe: Timpa di Porace and Timpa di San Lorenzo - the later named after the remote village of San Lorenzo Bellizzi (www.panoramio.com/photo/76869794).
On the other side of the valley we see the track ascending from Civita, one of the Albanian villages of Northern Calabria, to the mountain.
Here I am standing on the top of Monte Séllaro, and unknown belvedere which I discovered by map inspection. It dominates the likewise panoramic village of Cerchiara di Calabria and, higher up, the Santuario Madonna delle Armi (www.panoramio.com/photo/91955505).
The Betracher asks how I came across this old picture. The ispiration came from a discovery that I made a couple of days ago about Morano which is a village very similar to Cerchiara, lying short outside the left margin of the panorama. Just type: Morano Escher.


I personally think - having your travel history in mind - that this should be Crete. But I can be terribly wrong ...
2015/01/13 16:33 , Christoph Seger
This instead I does not know where it is. The landscape reminds me of the Balkan Peninsula.
2015/01/13 19:10 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Well, almost ;-).
But the worst thing is that I was even here.
2015/01/13 22:53 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Yes, I remembered that once you uploaded a beautiful work from the Pollino, but if I am not wrong it was from the other side, which means: Basilicata instead of Calabria, Piani del Pollino instead of Reganello, and even... Madonna del Pollino instead of Madonna delle Armi. The Pollino is at least a world - but maybe even more than one!
In 2006, when I undertook CiclAlpItalia (the project to climb in sequence the highest mountain of each of the 20 Italian regions, picasaweb.google.com/albertopedrotti/CiclAlpItalia) it was doubtless the most striking discovery.
2015/01/13 23:11 , Pedrotti Alberto
In my opinion, the Pollino is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy for trekking.
There is one thing that connects the Pollino with the Balkans and this is the "pino loricato" (Pinus heldreichii or Bosnian pine). A magnificent tree.
2015/01/13 23:48 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Bella Italia! Beautiful mountain landscape, I would like to see more from there. Saluti, Fried
2015/01/14 10:55 , Friedemann Dittrich

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