A journey that leads to the exploration of beautiful natural sites, primarily the Aspromonte National Park with its rich fauna and flora and three protected areas S.I.C., to stop over at the geosite Southern Dolomites and the caves of Zagaria in Canolo; at the waterfalls Salino and the mine Macariace in Mammola; from Antonimina you can admire the spectacular Mount Tre Pizzi that is located in the municipality of Ciminà, where you can also visit Fiumara Gelsi Bianchi and the nature campsite; sulphur and chloride water sources of Agnana c., to arrive finally to Gerace, whose old town is entirely in the National Park of Aspromonte.
A journey, the one at the thermal spring of Antonimina, linked to the use of sodium chloride water, with large beneficial, healing and therapeutic properties, used today for curative treatments based on muds, steams but for mild treatments dedicated to those who want to spend a period of absolute relaxation for their mental and physical well-being. The water sources in Agnana and the antique sodium chloride baths, open in summertime, must also be included. A wellness stay, that allows thanks to the geographic position, to combine cultural, naturalistic visits, and related to the culinary tradition in an approach of balance recovery and anti-stress stay.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ITINERARY
A fascinating journey through ancient medieval villages, archaeological sites, medieval churches, typical tu buildings, castles, towers, monuments of great value and interesting museums. Historical centres of excellence are Gerace, monumental town with 100 churches organized with a network of museums and Mammola, with its ancient buildings and portals, the Museum of Modern Art Santa Barbara and the Shrine of St. Nicodemus on Mount Limina. In Canolo there are unique archaeological sites of the Neolithic and Eneolithic age, Agnana preserves remains of the sodium chloride spa waters of Roman age, in Antonimina it is now possible to retrace, between places and atmospheres, the path of faith of Rossella Staltari. Finally, in Ciminà’s historic centre you can admire the characteristic structures in yellow/purple.
FOOD AND WINE ITINERARY
A journey to discover typical local products which represent a valuable memory of the territory, distinctive and featuring elements such as the excellence of Ciminà caciocavallo and Mammola stockfish . The culinary soul of the territory is expressed in Ciminà by the bread maiorca and buccularu and in Mammola by the smoked ricotta. The path of the traditional flavours stretches along the municipalities of Canolo, village of jermanu bread, to stop over in Gerace to taste products derived from the olives from Gerace and the typical sweets rafiole. The products of the area are those invoked by the Mediterranean diet recognised as intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
A journey to discover the identity of the territory Aspromonte
TRAVELING BETWEEN CULTURE AND NATURE IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF ASPROMONTE, FROM TRE PIZZI UP TO LIMINA
IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF GERACE, MAMMOLA, ANTONIMINA, CANOLO, CIMINÀ AND AGNANA.