high plateau of Poro, that
lies between Angitola,
and le Serre, is like a
little world apart from
the rest of the area. It
stands out from other
calabrese massives because
of its chrystalline rocks,
mainly of granite, and its
mild climate, the varying
vegetation and the
numerous population that
lives in several little
towns on the plateau.
modest altitude (as a maximum 710 meters and
at Coccorino 600 meters, aswell as at the
castle of Vibo Valentia) allows the growth
of olive trees even in the highest parts.
You will notice a multitude of houses that
are scattered over the plateau; these are
the houses of the farmers who have resisted
the emigration waves and remained faithful
to their tradition, earning their
living from cattle and sheep breeding.
The massive extends itself towards Mesima,
where it gradually descends, and even more
on the coast of the Thyrrenic Sea, where the
characteristic terraces bear witness of a centuries long struggle of the people of
this land. Among its juts out in the sea,
there are Capo Vaticano, Petto della Torre
and the point of the tower of Joppolo.
The sheep cheese - pecorino - from this area
is known for its quality and taste.