Where we are
The Pollino National Park lies along the Apennine ridge that unites two regions of southern Italy, Basilicata and Calabria, and covers three provinces: Potenza, Matera and Cosenza.
The Park Authority is based in Rotonda (PZ), in the Monumental Complex of Santa Maria della Consolazione, which also houses the Ecomueseo. The other institutional seat of the Authority is located in Castrovillari (CS) in Palazzo Gallo.
How to get
By train it is possible to reach important railway stations connected by local bus services to the Park on both the Tyrrhenian and Ionian sides of Campania, Basilicata and Calabria: Sapri, in Campania; Scalea, Paola, Roggiano Scalo - San Marco Argentano, Trebisacce and Sibari, in Calabria; Policoro and Maratea in Basilicata.
It is possible to reach various places in the park directly or to arrive nearby, starting from both the Tyrrhenian and Ionian sides: from the west, you can reach via the Mediterranean (A2) Salerno-Reggio Calabria (E45) motorway, which runs along the Tyrrhenian side but goes further inland into the Pollino territories, with exits at Lauria, Laino Borgo, Campotenese, Frascineto and Castrovillari; from the east, it is possible to travel along the SS106 Taranto-Reggio Calabria state road (E90), which runs along the Ionian coast and connects to many state and provincial roads that provide access to the Park, such as the SS 653 of the Sinni valley, at Rotondella (MT), and the SS 534 that connects Sibari (CS) to Castrovillari (CS).
The Park is connected to the main Italian cities by bus services provided by private transport companies, in particular with Bari, Naples, Rome, Florence, Perugia and Milan. In Basilicata, the Park's towns are served by COTRAB - Consorzio Servizi Aziende Basilicata, while in Calabria the internal connections are guaranteed by TNC Trasporti Nord Calabria.
By plane you can stop at the airports of Naples, Bari and Lamezia Terme, where you can rent a car or use the bus, train and taxi connections.
The territory of the Pollino National Park is criss-crossed by numerous cycling routes. To the north, we find the Lagonegro - Rotonda route in Basilicata, located between the Noce and Mercure valleys along the former Calabro-Lucana railway line. From Laino borgo, on the other hand, the Ciclovia dei Parchi della Calabria (Calabria Parks Cycle Route) starts. It covers most of the park area on the Calabrian side and crosses the municipalities of Mormanno, Morano Calabro, Castrovillari, Lungro, Acquaformosa and San Sosti. The cycle routes can be easily reached from the Maratea, Scalea and Sibari railway stations, as well as by bike transport bus services, such as Flixbus, connecting Mormanno.
The Pollino National Park is waiting for you
The Park in numbers