The Calore river flows in the heart of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. It originates from the Cervati Mount, the most imposing massif of Campania (1898 m above sea level) and meet the Sele river at about 8 km from Paestum’s sea. It is 62 km long and it crosses five gorges of outstanding beauty and very interesting from a naturalistic point of view.
The gorge, situated in the territory of Felitto, can be visited both via trekking trails and via river. In summertime, thanks to the flood control, it is possible to arrange canoe or paddle boat trips.
Many animal species inhabit the gorge such as the otter (Lutra lutra) that is the “queen” of the river, the brown trout (Salmo trutta fario),the dipper (Cinclus cinclus), the kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), the beautiful spectacled salamander (Salamandrina terdigitata). The flora is rich in herbs with medical properties. A curiosity : the name “Feliito” probably comes from the abundance of ferns (=felce) in the undergrowth.
The Calore Gorges beckon people from all Europe. The impenetrable green of the forest, the ancient shape of the white limestone and the numerous wildlife species have attracted the attention of many tourists and researchers.
You will be fascinated by the magic of the landscape and the regenerative power of nature; you will enjoy something more than spend an unusual day.