Calanchi lucani

Deep canyons, arid white dunes, natural pinnacles.

In Basilicata one of the largest and most important expanses of the Peninsula of Calanchi has been generated, fascinating conical clayey formations, geomorphically defined as the result of soil erosion that is produced by the washout of water on degraded clayey rocks, with little vegetation.

The barren and fairy-tale landscape of the Calanchi Lucani gods has unique geological characteristics and is of great value in terms of landscape, environment, archaeology and culture.

At the beginning of 2011 the Regional Council of Basilicata established the Special Nature Reserve of the Calanchi di Montalbano Jonico for the protection of the area.