Canyon of Timpe Rosse

Discovering the Canyon of Timpe Rosse, a masterpiece of nature shaped over time by weather and by the rivers that cross it.
  • Travelling time: 2 hours

  • Difficulty: Hard

  • Why we love it: For the charm of its walls that recall the landscapes of the Middle East in Jordan.

  • Length: 3 km

  • Total Elevation Gain: 150 m

  • Way to travel: By foot

  • Cost: 0 €

  • Our Advice: not recommended if you are allergic to pollen, and not hiker

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The Canyon of Timpe Rosse is a canyon in Calabria, southern Italy, which owes its color to the soil, sandstone, of which it is composed, rich in iron.

To get there you must take a quite steep path that leads to the base of the canyon from where you can see his relatives in all their grandeur.

Natural Pinnacles  along the route to the Canyon of Timpe Rosse, one of the most beautiful canyons in Calabria, Italy
Natural Pinnacles along the route to the Canyon of Timpe Rosse, one of the most beautiful canyons in Calabria, Italy

Before entering the heart of the canyon you cross an area rich in pinnacles, numerous sculptures eroded from the elements distributed on the north side of the canyon that contrast with the green of the surrounding vegetation creating a unique mix of colors.

 

Canyon delle Timpe Rosse, Calabria
Canyon delle Timpe Rosse, Calabria

 

The walls are real sculptures pink taking very special shapes and geometries, whose holes become nests for many insects and birds.

At sunset, the sun's rays make it even more bright colors of the walls and the canyon takes on a special charm.

Canyon of Timpe Rosse, Calabria,  South Italy
Canyon of Timpe Rosse, Calabria, South Italy

 

Canyon of Timpe Rosse, Calabria,  South Italy
Canyon of Timpe Rosse, Calabria, South Italy

 

Canyon of Timpe Rosse, Calabria, South Italy
Canyon of Timpe Rosse, Calabria, South Italy

 

Canyon delle Timpe Rosse, Calabria
Canyon delle Timpe Rosse, Calabria 

Author: Massimiliano Capalbo

Cover image by Massimiliano Capalbo

Eco-friendly accommodations

Santacinnara Agriturismo

Soveria Simeri (Calabria)

Starting from 30,00 €