Pollino National Park

Food and beaches – these are the reasons most people come to the far south of Italy. But there’s something else crisscrossing the peaks at the far end of the Apennines: hiking trails. There’s nowhere better to discover those off-beat routes than at the Pollino National Park. Once a land of prowling banditos and hideaway mobsters, it ranges from the coastal plains to peaks of over 2,000 meters. Between them are curious towns with a taste of Albanian culture, deep canyons, and beech woods aplenty.

Food and beaches – these are the reasons most people come to the far south of Italy. But there’s something else crisscrossing the peaks at the far end of the Apennines: hiking trails. There’s nowhere better to discover those off-beat routes than at the Pollino National Park. Once a land of prowling banditos and hideaway mobsters, it ranges from the coastal plains to peaks of over 2,000 meters. Between them are curious towns with a taste of Albanian culture, deep canyons, and beech woods aplenty.

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