Aragona is known mainly for its "Maccalube", an area in which leakage from the soil of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide create explosive phenomena, which create a particularly impressive natural spectacle similar to a lunar landscape. It is a rare, geological phenomenon that because of its similarity to volcanic sediment is called "sedimentary volcanism". The soil consists of a series of cones of cold mud pushed to the surface by gases that escape the underground through a series of discontinuities present in the ground. The whole area is protected and is now a nature reserve created to protect and preserve this rare phenomenon.
Info: To visit the Nature Reserve of Macalube:
The reserve is free access on foot;
Reservations for guided tours and area information, contact:
Office of the Reserve via Salvatore La Rosa, 53-92021 Aragona (AG)
Tel. & Fax 699 210 0922. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org