Pizzo Calabro / Cosenza / Camigliatello Silano / Lorica
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the city of Cosenza, founded by the Bruzi in the fourth century BC, is located on the seven hills in the valley of the River Crati, since 2008 is recognized as City of Art. The ancient part of the city, better known as Old Cosenza, reflects the conformation of the ancient hill centers and is characterized by narrow and winding alleys along which small buildings and elegant palaces rise up. Inside the main avenue of the city, Corso Mazzini, nicknamed by many travelers as a small Broadway, stands the MAB, an open-air art gallery that houses priceless works. Once arrived we will take a short tour of the city including a visit to the Swabian Castle, dated 937 AD, located on one of the seven hills of the city at 383 meters above sea level. After the guided we taste an homemade ice cream in an ice cream shop owned by a very important ice cream maker. Afterwards we move by private transfer to Sila National Park, used by the Greeks and Romans for the construction of ships, is also called the Gran Bosco d'Italia in English The Big Forest of Italy. The Sila National Park covers an area of 73,695 hectares rich in suggestive itineraries and exciting landscapes, mountains and enchanted valleys, spectacular plants and a great variety of animals, in the plateau is practiced pastoralism, with forms of transhumance and mountain pastures that are still preserved today, with an agriculture mainly linked to the cultivation of the PGI Sila potato. Among all the national parks is the one with the highest percentage of wooded land, around 80%. Worthy of note is the result of a recent study carried out on the plateau that classifies the Sila air as the cleanest in Europe. Monte Botte Donato is the highest peak with a height of 1928 meters. A break is scheduled in the small village of Moccone to savour an amazing sandwich made with flour and genuine zero kilometer products, immersed in the infinite green that surrounds the Cecita lake. In the afternoon we move to the near village of Lorica, check-in at the SPA hotel, free time at disposal. Afterwards we access to the SPA of the hotel which offers sauna, Turkish bath, aromatic showers, relax area, solarium, massage cabins and beauty centre. Free dinner. Overnight in a 4* SPA Hotel in Lorica.