(ANSA) – CATANZARO, 16 SEP – Suggestive plateaus, steep peaks, rugged and wild mountains, colors and scents of the Mediterranean scrub: this is what is proposed by Sentiero Calabria, a new eco-sustainable path presented in Verona at the World Tourism Exhibition in Unesco Sites and Cities . In 34 stages, which cross the parks of Aspromonte, Sila, Pollino and the Serre reserve, in addition to the naturalistic wonders of the Italian “tip of the boot”, you can explore prehistoric caves, necropolis, sanctuaries, ancient monasteries, taste excellent products and experience the welcome of a territory so suggestive and special that it has also become the protagonist of a documentary, signed Doc Creativity, inspired by Norman Douglas’s diary and directed by the Reggio director Antonio Melasi.
For the first time in history, the National Parks of Aspromonte, Sila, Pollino and the Serre Regional Park officially unite. “The project, carried out by the Calabria Region with the bodies of the four Parks – it is said in a note – aims at promoting a type of tourism: eco-sustainable, respectful of the territory and accessible to all.
The Calabria Trail was completed on the 50th anniversary of the Convention for the Protection of the Unesco World Heritage.
“The project – declared Robert Piattelli, member of the Scientific Coordination of the World Tourism Event – has succeeded in encouraging the national bodies of the Parks to join forces, to cooperate and achieve important common objectives”. For the manager of the Parks and Protected Natural Areas Sector of the Calabria Region Giovanni Aramini, the most important is “to give visibility and voice to Calabria by promoting sustainable tourism that is increasingly growing, because today tourists no longer want to observe the landscape, they want to be part of it by knowing its beauty”. “Our mission is to keep it”, added Giuseppe Putortì, director of the Aspromonte Natural Park Authority, “I suffer personally when I hear about so many different Calabries. We are a hospitable, rich land, and the Region has given us the opportunity to be able to work together, together with local communities and institutions “. For Silvia Lottero, head of the promotion service of the Aspromonte Natural Park, “this path is a very important project to enhance our land, which is at the center of the Mediterranean and boasts records of geology and biodiversity”. A voice joined by Sabrina Scalera: “we have made enormous efforts to unite the extreme points of Calabria, this path is a real ideal infrastructure and at the same time real”. The councilor of the Sila National Park Authority Gaetano Osso reiterated that the initiative is “a great springboard to raise awareness of landscapes formed millions of years ago, when a fragment of the Alps broke away from the Mediterranean. Who will come to live in person. the Calabria Path will know many different Calabrie “. (HANDLE).
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