Sila National Park Itinerary
Experience the breathtaking views of Sila National Park on a scenic drive from Cariati to Corigliano Calabro, Italy. This 205km route will take you through the towns of Savelli and Acri, and will take approximately two days to complete. Spring and summer are the best times of year to take this trip, as you will be able to take in the lush greenery of the park in all its glory. Along the route, you can experience a variety of landscapes, from rolling hills to dense forests. The roads are generally in good condition, but some parts can be curvy and narrow, so drive carefully. Please note that some roads may be closed seasonally due to weather conditions. This road trip provides a high level of experience and memories and is suitable for all drivers. With a fair budget, you can enjoy the beauty and serenity of Sila National Park.
Distance 205 km
Driving time 6.4 h
Cariati, a small town in the region of Calabria, Italy, is a great starting point for the Sila National Park Scenic Drive. The town is a great place to explore and soak up the local culture and ambiance. From Cariati, you can easily drive to the Sila National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery, stunning nature, and amazing wildlife.
One of the most popular attractions in Cariati is the Church of Santa Maria della Catena. This beautiful old church dates back to the 16th century and has many interesting features, like a baroque altar and a bell tower. Other sights include the Castle of Cariati, which is a 13th century fortress, and the Chiesa di San Vincenzo, which is a beautiful old church.
If you are traveling by air, the closest international airport is Lamezia Terme International Airport (SUF). Car rentals are available at this airport and can easily be arranged.
Cariati is the perfect place to start your journey along the Sila National Park Scenic Drive. Whether you are looking for a beautiful historic town, stunning scenery, or some amazing wildlife, Cariati has it all.
Distance 54 km
Driving time 1.7 h
Embark on an exciting road trip from Cariati to Savelli! This 54 km journey will take you less than 2 hours to complete, and you'll get to explore some of the most beautiful places in Italy. As you drive, keep an eye out for the stunning views of the countryside, as well as the steep ramps, winding roads, and narrow sections of the route. Some sections may be closed seasonally, so be sure to check before you go. Once you reach Savelli, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the city.
If you're looking for a great place to stay, Cariati offers a variety of accommodation options. You can also find plenty of restaurants, campsites, and attractions to explore. For more information about the attractions and other options along the route, check out the itinerary for this stage of the tour. So what are you waiting for? Get ready for an unforgettable road trip from Cariati to Savelli!
Distance 94 km
Driving time 2.8 h
Start your road trip in Savelli, Italy for an exciting journey through the towns of Luzzi and Acri. This 94 km route will take you less than 3 hours to complete and you will be able to enjoy the scenic road along the way. Be aware that some sections of the route may be closed seasonally and in some sections the road is very winding and narrow.
In Savelli, take a moment to explore the historic town center and visit the Church of San Rocco. In Luzzi, don’t miss the ruins of the castle, the Church of San Francesco and the Church of San Nicolò. Finally, in Acri, visit the Church of San Francesco and the Church of Santa Maria della Grazia.
For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the “Itinerary” of this stage. Enjoy the journey!
- Corigliano Calabro
Distance 57 km
Driving time 2.0 h
Embark on a 57km road trip from Acri to Corigliano Calabro and explore the best of Southern Italy. Drive through the beautiful San Demetrio Corone and take in the stunning views of the countryside. Along the way, you'll find some interesting places to visit, such as the medieval castle and the old town centre. There are also some steep ramps, winding roads, and narrow sections along the route, so be sure to pay attention to the road. As you drive, you'll be able to enjoy the picturesque scenery of the region. The drive should take less than two hours, and some sections may be closed seasonally. When you reach Corigliano Calabro, you'll be able to explore the town and take in the sights. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip!
Corigliano Calabro is a beautiful town located at the southern tip of Italy. It is an ideal destination to finish a long road trip through the Sila National Park Scenic Drive.
The town is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and the Pollino National Park. It has a rich history and culture, with many monuments and churches to explore. The most iconic is the Castello Aragonese, a castle built in the 15th century by the Aragonese. The town is also known for its local cuisine, with a variety of dishes such as the famous 'nduja sausage and the 'nduja-stuffed peppers.
The best way to explore the town is by car. There are several scenic routes to choose from, with breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. There are also many hiking trails in the area, as well as a few beaches to relax on.
For those traveling by air, the closest international airport is Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF), located an hour and a half away.
Corigliano Calabro is the perfect destination to end a long road trip through the Sila National Park Scenic Drive. With its stunning views and local cuisine, it's sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
Sila National Park at a glance
Crotone Airport (CRV),
Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF)
When to drive:
May, June, July, August, September, October
More info you can find in the "Itinerary" section at each stage.