Belmonte Calabro medieval village (1270) , is one of the thirteen most beautiful villages of Calabria. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea, 280m above sea level, is surrounded by a ring of green hills and not populated . The territory stretches from the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea and reaches the slopes of Mount Cocuzzo ( 1542m ) , the highest peak of the Apennines Paolano . The ancient village in its urban layout , remained perfectly intact as it was before . Decumano passing through it all, branching paths and stairways, where to make a walk in search of picturesque views, always gives pleasant suggestions . At its end , where the lookout Prince Ravaschieri , you can enjoy a truly breathtaking. Against the background of a blue Tyrrhenian Sea , graced Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands , the hill of the Vastia , where the Mausoleum of Michele Bianchi, completely surrounded by the green of a pine forest a short distance from the coast , the rocks of Isca , a ' oasis Marina protected by the WWF .
Many of the villages in the district , where the rites of the countryside, so full of folklore and flavors , they are still very much alive . What country cottages still used to make bread at home, the tomato sauce and , in colder months - January - you consume the sacrifice of the pig, which in these parts is a true hero of the table.
The valley flows the Veri, a wellspring that stream from the slopes of Mount Cocuzzo , flows into the sea right in front of the rocks of Isca and will soon be protected park , along the Oasis Marina . Along the riverbed is possible to make healthy and informative walks to admire rare plants, forms of life and many birds of prey that inhabit the pristine valley.
The sea is a 6-minute drive away, the beach is wide , clear , especially suitable for families with children. In less than 10 minutes drive, you will reach Carratelli pine forest , at an altitude of 1050m , where a fully equipped picnic and where you can take healthy walks .
Autostrada SA – RC, uscita Lagonegro; proseguimento lungo la SS18 per Belmonte Calabro Centro Storico.
Autostrada SA – RC, uscita Falerna; proseguimento per Belmonte Calabro Centro Storico.
Paola km 28, Amantea, km 7.
Aeroporto Lametia Terme, km 44 circa.