In the area north of Mottola, bordering Martina and Noci, there are large wooded areas with all natural and geological characteristics of the Murgia, with the Fragno’s woods and the ravines. There are Fragno and oak, Holm, Aleppo pine. Only the wood Sant’Antuono has picnic areas, nature and historical trails.
- Sant’Antuono’s wood coordinates: 40.668711, 17.094941
- Lama Cupa’s Wood coordinates: 40.680410, 16.988127
- Burgensatico’s Wood coordinates: 40.701534, 16.965341
The territory south of Mottola is characterized by ravines, deep engraving even over 100 meters, very similar to the Canyon, still carved into the limestone by rainwater. It is exceptional and unique natural habitat for flora and fauna: there are holm oak, Aleppo pine, arbutus, ash, locust,the wild maple and asparagus. In the ravines you can find wonderful orchids, honeysuckle, cyclamen, hawthorn and delicate wild roses. You can see several small rapacious birds like the lesser kestrel and the kestrel, but also the black kite, the buzzard, the harrier, the Egyptian vulture and the common owl. In the ponds there are the yellow-bellied toad, typical of the ravines of southern Italy, the frog, the newt and the toad. In the ravine of San Biagio-Palagianello there is a small natural cave, the cave of San Biagio, characterized by stalactites and stalagmites, typical karst formations.
- CASTELLANETA’S RAVINE SAN BIAGIO
- PALAGIANELLO’S RAVINE
- PETRUSCIO’S RAVINE
- CAPO DI GAVITO’S RAVINE