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Torrente Fiuzzi

In the northern part of calabrian tirreno coast, between the small plains at the mouths of river Lao and river Noce, there are mountains rising high from the sea of Scalea and Praia a Mare. Here there are some nice canyons, like Torrente Fiuzzi, featuring unusual shapes in its last part. You can see a part of it from the bridge of SS 18 highway.

Name Torrente Fiuzzi
Area Alto tirreno calabrese
Nearest village Praia a Mare (Cosenza)
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 440 m
Exit altitude (above sea level) 10 m
Length 3 km
Longest rappel 27 m
Rock Limestone
Shuttle Strongly recommended.
Explored by Michele Angileri; december 30th 2006


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I remember ...

I remember a great adventure day, a complete immersion in a far world, though only a few kilometers from the town.
I'm alone, and this helps me to feel the Nature all around. In my soul I'm a bit anxious, as always happens when approaching an environment which surely has some surprise for me, some hidden unpredictable danger. But this looks as the perfect day, the sun shines in clear blue sky which paints blue the rocks of river bed. Even the sea around Dino Island is absolutely still.

So I remember ... serenity, adventure and joy to live and be there.

Photographs in this website show ultralight ropes (6 mm ropes made of high tenacity fibers). Read multimedia book Ultralight ropes canyoning technique to learn how to use them.

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