canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Ficatorta (Vallone delle Monache)

Hidden in the wildest part of Abatemarco valley, the Ficatorta canyon is narrow and dark like few ones, enclosed by walls tall but invisible from the outside. An absolutely amazing place.

Name Ficatorta (Vallone delle Monache)
Area Calabria
Nearest village Verbicaro
Elevation loss 370 m
Length 1300 m
Highest cascade 18 m
Rock Limestone, schist.
Shuttle Possible
Explored by Francesco Zito and partners; 1998


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I remember ...

Though explorad about 20 years ago, Ficatorta canyon is still few known and very few frequented, because we are in Calabria and because of the difficult and tiring approach trail.
I guess things will not change much in the next years.

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