canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Canale San Nocaio
In dolomite-limestone mountains of northwestern Calabria we find sometime an unusual kind of rock. It is limestone, but
it looks minced by some tremendous cataclysm, broken in small pieces. This rock generates a charming scenery of badlands.
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Canale San Nocaio has two more canyons. The first is about 2 km long, and it's situated 2 km after the end of main canyon (the one described in this page). Rock is the same: minced limestone. Canyon is wide, with trees and bushes inside. Can be covered without ropes, by walking (water at pelvis) and climbing on boulders. It has a good waterflow and many springs.
Second canyon is under the village of Papasidero, where San Nocaio flows into river Lao. It is a beautiful dark corridor between high and very compact walls, so tight that you may not realize there's a canyon even when you pass over it, on the bridge of the road to Scalea. It has no cascades, so it can be covered without ropes, like former canyon.
Photos by Michele Angileri and Andrea Pucci
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