By Tom Allin
Our next stop is Maratea, Italy. However, we are not going the most direct route but instead decided to drive east through Pollino National Park and then back west to Maratea. Pollino is the first Italian National Park we are going to visit for some light hiking and hopefully a bird or two.
Pollino is Italy’s largest national park. Being incredibly smart we knew we couldn’t explore it all in only a partial day visit so we decided to go to the top – Mt. Pollino and then look out to see as much park as possible.