The range is, however, continued through the province now called Calabria, to the southern extremity or toe of Italy, but presents in this part a very much altered character, the broken limestone range which is the true continuation of the chain as far as the neighbourhood of Nicastro and Catanzaro, and keeps close to the west coast, being flanked on the east by a great mass of granitic mountains, rising to about 6000 ft., and covered with vast forests, from which it derives the name of La Sila.
This combination of natural and artificial highways of commerce derives an additional importance from the character of the regions thus.
The structure derives some grace from its extreme simplicity.
This idea was certainly entertained to some extent at the time, and derives some colour of justification from words of Defoe's, but there seems to be no serious foundation for it.
He also excavated the holy tank from which the town derives its name of Amrita Turas, or Pool of Immortality.