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Arcomagno + Torre Crawford + Palazzo Principi Lanza

In the days following your visit to Arcomagno, you will have the opportunity to explore Torre Crawford and Palazzo Principi Lanza, a magnificent Saracen tower that was the residence of the writer Francis Marion Crawford between 1887 and the early 20th century.
Crawford Tower is a place of great historical and artistic charm. Located in a breathtaking panoramic position, it offers a spectacular view of the coast and the surrounding sea. The tower itself is an architectural masterpiece, with its imposing stone walls and well-preserved structure. Once inside, you can immerse yourself in the enchanting and evocative atmosphere that inspired Crawford during his stay. The Palazzo dei Principi Lanza di Trabia, constructed at the end of the 18th century by the noble Spinelli family, served as the summer residence for the lords of Scalea.The palace features a symmetrical and orderly layout, with rooms arranged around a central courtyard. The building, nearly square in shape (approximately 40 m x 44 m), is designed in the Baroque style and enhanced with valuable architectural details, such as the grand entrance portal. This entrance is flanked by three large arched windows. A prominent feature is the courtyard, enclosed by a curvilinear staircase with two symmetrical flights, which rises in front of the main entrance, preceded by a pronounced projection.

Arcomagno + Romito Cave in Papasideroro

In the days following your visit to Arcomagno, you can visit the Romito Cave in Papasidero. The Romito Cave is a fascinating natural and archaeological wonder located near Papasidero.
This cave has been inhabited since prehistoric times and offers a captivating glimpse into the lives of our distant ancestors. Its historical significance is remarkable, with numerous archaeological finds that testify to the presence of ancient human settlements. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to admire rock paintings and engravings dating back thousands of years.
These primitive artworks depict animals, human figures, and mysterious symbols, providing us with valuable information about the culture and spirituality of the people who lived in those distant times. The cave is also famous for its natural formation of stalactites and stalagmites, creating a magical and evocative atmosphere. You will be surrounded by extraordinary rock formations that have developed over millennia, making the experience even more fascinating and unique. Another interesting feature of the Romito Cave is the presence of a rock sanctuary dating back to the Upper Paleolithic. This sanctuary is an ancient place of worship, with niches and altars carved into the rock, suggesting the existence of spiritual practices and rituals in the lives of our ancestors.

Arcomagno + Outdoor Activities in the Pollino National Park

In the days following your visit to Arcomagno, you will have the chance to choose from a variety of exciting outdoor sports activities set in the stunning backdrop of the Pollino National Park.
If you’re in search of adrenaline-pumping adventures, you can opt for a rafting descent on the Lao River. Tackle the turbulent waters, enjoy the river’s energy, and marvel at spectacular views along the way. You’ll be guided by experts who will ensure a fun and safe experience.
If you prefer to explore the wilderness on a quad, you can choose an exciting four-wheel excursion. Traverse dirt paths, overcome natural obstacles, and admire breathtaking landscapes while living a unique adventure. Guided by experienced guides, you’ll discover hidden corners and spectacular views of the Pollino National Park.
For those who love hiking and wish to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the landscape, hiking is an ideal option. With trails winding through woods, gorges, and mountains, you’ll discover the unique flora and fauna of the region.
Local guides will accompany you on paths suited to your experience level, providing information on the naturalistic and historical features of the area.
If you desire a more tranquil experience, you can opt for a pleasant horseback ride. Ride through green meadows, ancient trails, and crystal-clear rivers, discovering the beauty of the landscape while enjoying a moment of connection with nature. Expert instructors will guide you and reveal the wonders of Pollino on horseback.

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