L'Ecomuseo del Pollino

Top choice in Calabria

This excellent museum focuses on the historical, cultural and natural heritage of the park. Highlights include the use of interactive video screens to tell the story of the park's different ethnic groups and a thrilling display of taxidermied birds and animals including Pollino's Italian wolf and the rare golden eagle. Definitely visit this museum before heading off into the park.

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