The phytoclimatic band of the hot Lauretum coincides with the areas located at lower altitudes, close to the coast, such as the area of Valli Cupe, the basal slopes of Raga Mount, Barbaro, and the low part of Campanaro. Here the climate is hot-arid, with long dry and arid summers . The vegetation is typical of the Mediterranean areas of the Ionian side: low stain, garrigue or steppe prairie. The most widespread type of evergreen forest is the oleo-lentisceto, often capable of giving rise to enchanting woods – where disturbing factors do not intervene – partly prevalent of wild olive (Olea europea oleaster) and partly prevalently of lentisk (Pistacia lentiscus). In the whole area falling into the phytoclimatic zone of the hot Lauretum it is not rare to find isolated and majestic examples of oak (Quercus virgiliana and Quercus pubescens).