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Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi

Via Colle della Giustizia, 64032 Atri, Italy
+39 331 579 9191
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Amazing landscapes

We did 9km walk around the Riserva. Quite tough walk - steep descent and return. Amazing flora... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
JamesLangstaff
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Italian Badlands... nature at it's best.

You can (and should) personally go & see the magnificent remains of 1000s of years civilization in... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2015
belgianvisit0r
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Ghent, Belgium
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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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28 Oct 2016
“Amazing landscapes”
23 Sep 2015
“Italian Badlands... nature at it's best.”
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Via Colle della Giustizia, 64032 Atri, Italy
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We did 9km walk around the Riserva. Quite tough walk - steep descent and return. Amazing flora, fauna, views and geological features

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Mariabadlands, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

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)....More

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Mariabadlands, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

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