Pollino National Park sits on the border between Basilicata and Calabria, and covers 32 Calabrian villages in the province of Cosenza. It was created in 1993 and chose the very rare Bosnian pine as its symbol, which grows up the steepest summits of the Pollino mountains. The oldest specimens, which are twisted almost to the point where they resemble works of natural art, can be found in the Serra delle Ciavole and the Serra di Crispo, on the plateaux of Pollino.
Notable for its wealth of species, the vegetation here illustrates the variety and the vastness of the territory as well as the diversity of the climatic conditions© Peter Giovannini - age fotostock
The beauty of Morano lies in the delicate combination of art and natural beauty© Josef Puchinger - age fotostock
There is a great human presence in the Pollino National Park; between the areas of Calabria and Basilicata there are no less than 50 villages, each with its own history and its own traditions© Josef Puchinger - age fotostock
Seasonal névés - some of which are a considerable size - are present on all of the massif's highest summits© Peter Giovannini - age fotostock
This panoramic photo gives a clearer idea of how mountainous the territory actually is© Peter Giovannini - age fotostock