Located just a few kilometres from the regional capital and serving as a meeting place for nature lovers, in the municipality of Pignola lies the outstanding regional nature reserve and WWF Oasis of Pantano lake.

This protected area is very popular, all year round, among jogging and walking enthusiasts, and it also hosts marathons and sports competitions of national and international level.

Offering nature tracks provided with piers and sighting spots, it is the ideal location for bird-watching enthusiasts and for those looking for mountain bike routes. There is also an area to practice archery.

In the surroundings, you will find stables, karting circuits and small aircraft available for visitors. Schools often organise excursions to take students to the didactic garden and the play area especially designed for children.

The reserve also hosts a centre for environmental education and a recovery centre for wild animals.