Aspromonte National Park
The National Park of Aspromonte was established in 1989 to protect and safeguard the nature and the territories of the Aspromonte section Aspromonte of the ex National Park of Calabria, existed until 2002. The territory of the Park of Aspromonte is within the province of Reggio Calabria and takes its name from the Aspromonte massif which means white, pure and dates back to the Greek populations of the Ionian coast of Calabria who admired the white mountain formations of the massif. Montalto is the highest peak with its 1955 meters above sea level and offers a wonderful panorama of the coast of Sicily and Calabria. The area of the Park has also a great variety of plant and animal species and has particular climatic conditions that favor a rich and various biodiversity.
The Logo of the park
The sun, iconographic element that has always represented, in addition to its natural function, optimism, rebirth and security.
The mountain with the predominantly green, typical of its lush vegetation, has the objective to transmit the user total reliability, thanks to its chromatism.
The torrents, elements that characterize the whole area, marking it deeply with the fluid flowing, justifying the presence of blue, representing at the same time the senses of movement and space.
The cities of the Park
The territory of the National Park of Aspromonte covers an area of 65,647.46 hectares and includes 37 municipalities within the province of Reggio Calabria: Africo, Antonimina, Bagaladi, Bova, Bruzzano Zeffirio, Canolo, Cardeto, Careri, Ciminà, Cinquefrondi, Cittanova, Condofuri, Cosoleto, Delianuova, Gerace, Mammola, Molochio, Oppido Mamertina, Palizzi, Platì, Reggio Calabria, Roccaforte del Greco, Roghudi, Samo, San Giorgio Morgeto, San Lorenzo, San Luca, San Roberto, Sant’Agata del Bianco, Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte, Sant’Eufemia d’Aspromonte, Santo Stefano in Aspromonte, Scido, Scilla, Sinopoli, Staiti, Varapodio.