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Southern Italy Orienteering Festival - Grottaglie 2020

Competition nameSouthern Italy Orienteering Festival - Grottaglie 2020
Start date20211015
End date20211117
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityGrottaglie
Club/organizerASD C.A. Sportleader
Region of countryPuglia
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?Yes
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Contact phone number+39 338 6548124
Contact postal addressVia M.L. King, 21, 73018 Squinzano
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions2 Km
Latest entry date11/10/2021
Entry fee (Euro)12,7,5
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)60
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)3
Event descriptionSIOF will consist of three days of competitions: *Friday 15th October is Regional Championship Forest sprint race at Gravina Fantiano; *Saturday 16th October is Final Italian Cup middle WRE at Pineta Frantella; *Saturday 16th October is Italian Cup Trail-O (Pre-O) at Gravina Fantiano; *Sundau 17th October is Italian Championship Sprint Relay at Grottaglie.
Terrain descriptionThe terrain of middle and forest sprint distance is characterized, in the first part, by the presence of a grove with pine trees,eucalyptus,oak and other indigenous trees. In the second part the karsik terrain,mostly rocky,is characterized by the presence of imposing tufa rock monoliths,remains of quarries and an open-air theater. Urban sprint distance races in the historical Grottaglie town center,itself characterized by winding alleys and low-ceilinged houses. Surrounding the lovely center,is the pottery district,a creative place,where sophisticated terracotta works are produced.
Training possibilitiesThe Regional Forest Sprint race is also model event.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Take a tour of the Ceramics District, visit the Episcopio Castle,inside which there is the Ceramics Museum,with interesting pieces,fromthe archaeological section to contemporary ceramics. The ravines that surround the town are also worth a visit, rich in vegetation and caves dug into the rock,characterized by rock settlements starting from the Iron Age and inhabited at least until the thirteenth century. Taranto,ancient capital of "Magna Graecia",is only 15 minutes away. The most precious ancient testimonies are kept at the National Archaeological Museum, the "Marta",where it is possible to admire the famous "Ori di Taranto".
Street address of navigation pointGrottaglie, Parco della CiviltÓ, via Martiri d'Ungheria 15
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