Sila National Park

Sila National Park close to our Italy villas

Sila National Park covers an area of ​​150 thousand hectares and is located in southern Italy. Relax after swimming in the crystalline sea while on holiday amidst this beautiful area of outstanding natural space. You could roam through the green groves or have a peaceful picnic on a day trip in Sila. The placid lakes of the plateau like lake Lago Ampollino or Cecita and Arvo also offer sports and recreational facilities, so you can choose between relaxation and excitement on your villa holidays in Italy. Some of the many activities availble include canoeing, boating, pedal boating and fishing.

No mountain high enough – villa holidays Italy

Sila National Park also includes the mountain ranges Sila Greca, Sila Grande and Sila Piccola, whose highest peak reaches 1928 metres at Botte Donato. The area, although something of a secret, attracts many recreational athletes as it is ideally suited for hiking. There are also many well-maintained ski slopes, so why not book your holiday lettings Italy in the winter months! Lorica, Camigliatello and Circilla are also well equipped for winter sports with a ski lift system. Enjoy the pleasure of bobsledding and tobogganing here all year round when your villas Italy are in the area.

Self-catering Italy forest holidays in Sila

Sila is dominated by absolutely beautiful coniferous forests and chestnut groves, which are home to a number of flora and fauna. Nature lovers will enjoy wildlife watching, whilst a woodland adventure is always appealing to children, making this perfect for a family holiday outing. In the summer, seek the shade of the trees, and in autumn appreciate the array of colourful leaves. Go foraging for mushrooms in the forest and cook up a feast for dinner on the terrace of your holiday lettings Italy.

Self-catering Italy and seeing Sila

In Sila there are many pretty little towns to be found with numerous attractions for you to discover from your villas Italy. Acri, at the foot of the plateau is due to its position nicknamed the ‘Gate of Sila’. The city is close to a fascinating burgage, the Palazzo Sanseverino-Falcone, the Palazzo Julia with a capacious library, and the lovely Palazzo Spezzano. Other notable sights also include the Capuchin monastery and the imposing Basilica Beato Angelo d'Acri, which was constructed in the 19th century. San Giovanni in Fiore has the highest population in Sila and has numerous churches to offer, whilst in the beautifully situated Castelsilano, you can explore the local caves.