Aspromonte National Park
|Parco Nazionale dell'Aspromonte|
Pentedattilo, a village of Aspromonte
Location of Aspromonte in Reggio Calabria
|Nearest city||Reggio di Calabria|
|Area||641.53 km2 (247.70 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Ministero dell'Ambiente|
The park lies near the sea and includes mountain summits nearly reaching the 2,000 meters of height (Montalto is 1,955 m).
The park's territory, crossed by several watercourses, is populated by important animal species like the wolf, the peregrine falcon, the eagle owl, and the goshawk. Most of the territory is dominated by forests of beech trees, silver firs, black pines, holm oaks, chestnut trees, and Mediterranean maquis. A couple of rare species live here: Bonelli's eagle and a tropical fern (Woodwardia radicans).
Surrounded by the Mediterranean, the Park is also rich in historical, artistic, and archaeological values.
- Yearbook of the Italian Parks 2005, edited by Comunicazione in association with Federparchi and the Italian State Tourism Board ISBN 88-7585-011-9
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