Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi

Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi

Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi
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The Nature Reserve "Calanchi di Atri" (Badlands of Atri), estab­lished in 1995, covers 390 hec­tares, spreading from the valley floor of the Piomba stream at 104 mt above the sea level to the Colle della Giusti­zia (Justice HiIl) at 468 meters above the sea level. The biodi­versity and geological diversity of the bad­lands make the agricultural landscape a unique natural heritage site and an area of great national importance. The badlands, known also as "Dantesque pits of hell” or “devil's scratches" called in dialect "li Ripe" (escarpments), thanks to their imposing architecture, are one of the most fascinating aspects of the Adriatic coastal landscape. Past deforestation and pastures has brought to the surface clay soils, which, eroded by the alternation of periods of rain and drought, produce these particular forma­tions.
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Here we are visiting the famous Calanchi of Atri, these are in the Teramo area in the region of Abruzzo.
Written November 10, 2019
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JamesLangstaff
Rochester, UK16 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
We did 9km walk around the Riserva. Quite tough walk - steep descent and return. Amazing flora, fauna, views and geological features
Written October 28, 2016
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Written May 24, 2017
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Елена П
Ukraine2 contributions
Oct 2019
You definitely should visit this place - it is so beautiful and peaceful! Come and explore this place by walk or ride a bike or a horse.
Written May 5, 2020
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belgianvisit0r
Ghent, Belgium241 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
You can (and should) personally go & see the magnificent remains of 1000s of years civilization in Italy. Another reason to visit Italy is of course the climate, which beats Schotland (by 15 to 0 in Calcio terminology, but that's yet another side of Italy). But if you combine years & climate - if you want to see the effect of 30 million years of Mediterranean climate on clay-rich ground, go and visit the Calanchi (best translation I think is 'Badlands'). You will see precipices of hundreds of meters deep, white / light grey, with sparse vegetation, magnificent views. Some are calling this hell-like, or (more fancy I guess) Dantesque, I wouldn't go that far, don't want to create false expectations. But yes, it is nature at it's best.
Written September 23, 2015
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Written May 24, 2017
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