The beautiful regional reserve of ‘Abetina’ is one of Basilicata’s protected areas and falls within the municipality of Laurenzana, at the heart of the National Park of Appennino Lucano ‘Val d’Agri Lagonegrese’.

Covering 330 hectares, the reserve boasts hugely diverse flora, with the predominance of the rare white fir, along with beech and oak.

Fauna is also extremely varied and includes the wolf, the wild cat, the hare, the dormouse and the garden dormouse. Among birds, it is worth mentioning the red kite, the sparrowhawk, the linsang and the kestrel.

The reserve is opened all year round and organises guided tours also for schools coming from Basilicata and other regions.