The Trail of the Brigand

From Gambarie to the Serre

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Length: 120 km

The 120 km leading from Gambarie to the Serre are called Sentiero del Brigante (The Trail of the Brigand) because at the time of the Magno-Greek and Roman colonization, rebels, fugitives, and bandits infested this itinerary. Long before it was a route travelled over by Sicanian and Bruzio-lucanian populations, for their movements along the peninsula of Calabria. The trail (red-white-red trail markers and no. 206) goes northwards along the Apennines, and it is very important from a historical-naturalistic point of view. The charming view of nature, for example the Marmarico waterfalls, alternates with small signs left by man, such as the ruins of fortresses dating back to 72-71 BC, and other more evident traces such as Certosa di Serra San Bruno and Cattolica of Stilo. It takes six-eight days of walk.

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