Regional natural park of Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano
The Regional natural park of Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano, located near the town of Nardo', is a woodland that extends for about 1100 hectares and 7 km of coastline.
It includes the areas of Baia di Uluzzo, Baia di Inserraglio and the Palude del Capitano.
Along the rocky and rugged coast there are towers such as that of Torre dell'Alto, Torre Uluzzo and Torre Inserraglio.
In the Baia di Uluzzo there is the Cavallo cave, where there were found numerous archaeological remains, the Uluzzo cave, located below the tower of the same name, and the Cosma cave.
A few meters from the Palude del Capitano the karst phenomenon has given rise to spring sinkholes with brackish water, called 'Spunnulate' because the roof of these caves has collapsed.
The flora in this area is mainly composed of carubbo, Aleppo pine and fragno trees. Widespread is also the typical Mediterranean vegetation with the presence of rosemary, myrtle and mastic.
Among the typical animals of this reserve blackbirds, thrushes, blackcaps, moorhens. Also foxes, weasels, hedgehogs.
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Info centre Regional natural park of Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano
- Comune di Nardo'
Piazza Cesare Battisti, 3
73048 Nardo' - Lecce