PARCO GALLIPOLIThe Park covers an area of 27,027 hectares, including within the boundaries of the municipalities of Accettura, Calciano and Oliveto Lucano in the province of Matera, and Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa in the province of Potenza.
The park protects a large area in the center of the region with significant natural values, historical and ethno-anthropological: the forest of Gallipoli BrotherInLaw expanded to over 4,200 acres; the forest Montepiano format by imposing specimens of oak, Mediterranean residual nuclei with holm oak, sandstone cliffs, forming the bizarre profiles of Lucan Dolomites Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa, remains of the fortification work of the city built in the fourth century. B.C. on the summit of Mount Croccia. Among the most significant natural features two ridges of rock and sandstone, outlined otherwise: the most harmonious is the mountain of Caperrino (1,400 mt.), Impressive are the peaks of the Dolomites murgiche Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa, whose highest peak reaches 1,319 m . of Mount Impiso. Conspicuous is the presence of the waterways in the form of streams and springs, of a seasonal nature. Other natural element characterizing is the Forest of Gallipoli Brother in law, which shows how a large green spot, consisting of various species of trees and shrubs. Similar is the Montepiano woods, formed by centuries-old oak trees and an understory of holly. In the forest of oaks Gallipoli BrotherInLaw there are tall trees, which grow large in higher areas enormi.Altre secondary species are hornbeam, maple, and carpinelle; in the streams is ash, while the holm is on the rocks Campomaggiore. The forest is thriving Montepiano majestic oaks, including maple, hornbeam and holly used during the festival in May. Similarly florida is the area of the Dolomites Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano, especially chestnut, linden, elm, and maple, and in the higher areas the hornbeam, hornbeam, ash tree and the bushes of oak. The mountain is covered with Caperrino Cerretta, broom, and, above all, to the prairies. The same importance has the fauna, represented by wild boar, wolf, fox, badger, porcupine, and, rarely, the wild cat. Among the rare appearances highlight the Triton Italico and the salamander glasses.