Gole dell'Alcantera

Alcantara River Park

The Alcantara River Park is an attractive place approximately 15 minutes away. It is famous for all its gorges, fashioned into the rock by geological phenomena whose origins are lost in the mists of time. All this took place when, a long time ago, a small volcano erupted and spurted out a mass of lava that formed a huge crack. In the part of its path where there was most clay, the lava sunk to a depth that formed two large black columns of basalt that were 50 meters high. This crack is now run along by the Alcantara River. A visit to the Gole dell’Alcantara, walking along a small stretch of the river bed, is a truly unique experience, but it can only be done from May to September when the water level lowers. The sight is amazing: the freezing waters, the gorges, so black and prismatic, create wonderful reflections of light and shadows as soon as the sun hits their surface.