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Civita, known as an “eagle’s nest” (about 60 km north-west of Rossano, 1200 inhabitants), is surrounded by the high mountains of the Pollino and rises on a natural balcony of rock, close behind the Raganello Canyon.

Civita, known as an “eagle’s nest” (about 60 km north-west of Rossano, 1200 inhabitants), is surrounded by the high mountains of the Pollino and rises on a natural balcony of rock, close behind the Raganello Canyon. After the escape of the Turks in the Middle Ages the place was abandoned and in 1471 the Albanians colonized the town again. Today, in this town, in the church of St. Maria of the Asssumption the masses are still said using the Orthodox rite.

Here you can visit the Ponte del Diavolo, the Ethnic Museum, the Museum of Industrial History, Filanda Storica, the Museum of Ecology, the La Rocca di Kruja, the Chapel of Saint Anthony (XVI century), the Chapel of Consolation (XVI sec.) and the ruins of the Byzantine church of the Holy Spirit.