Marine Terraces of Gambarie, organogenic rocks, calcite, littoral marine sediments made up of gravel, sand and mud. Terraced surfaces of 1.8 million years, formed in the Pleistocene Era, during the interglacial period, which is of accumulation and melting of polar and mountain ice concomitant with the change in temperatures from colder to warmer. There are two contemporary processes which have formed these areas.
The action of the sea with the inundation of emerged land, namely the continuous wave motion and therefore abrasive of these periodic glacial movements, and the subduction of the Ionian plate, the oldest one of the planet, with the consequent tectonic lifting of the Aspromonte Massif, active for almost 2 million years. The terraces are located in the south-west direction on the Tyrrenic side in front of the Strait of Messina and reach an altitude of 1350m above sea level. A real beach…. at high altitude!