Help!! A dinosaur !! ... let's not exaggerate ... Maybe more than 100 million years ago it would have been possible! Today we can walk, as rainwater does,
Tra le gole del Giurassico – Canolo
Help!! A dinosaur !! … let’s not exaggerate …
Maybe more than 100 million years ago it would have been possible! Today we can walk, as rainwater does, a path created in a tectonic fracture of the Jurassic limestone that from the ancient village of Canolo leads to the heights of Tympa Petto which dominates, with its imposing size, the entire valley. of the Novito river.
The rock has evident erosions due to atmospheric agents that shape it into sharp spikes and “… under the stupendous steep rocks is Canolo, …, a wild road that leads through the mountains to the western side of Calabria” (Edward Lear)
Situated like a nest of birds of prey, the Zagaria cave awaits us, a cavern with a huge mouth that swallows us to lead us through a long tunnel to a beautiful cavern with limestone blooms in stalactites and stalagmites.
Be careful not to slip! Retracing your steps is like being primitive men who come out of a safe haven to spot prey to hunt. From this position on Mount Giunchi we can admire the three Dolomite towers: the Latina, the Longobarda and the Canolo tower, which dominate the valley of the Pachina stream characterized by the enormous limestone boulders that have fallen on its course.
Welcome to prehistory!
TYPE OF ITINERARY: Naturalistic
LOCATION: Old Canolo
TRANSPORT: Car until departure
DISTANCE: From Siderno Km. 18
TIME: 4 hours round trip
LUNCH: Packed (optional)
REQUIRED: High ankle shoes, water and drinks
ACTIVITIES: Guided excursion to Petto timpa and Zagaria cave
EVIDENCE: Paved and chiseled mule track in the rock
DIFFICULTY: Level 4 (dirt road, medium obstacles, rocks, medium-long times)