Calabria, South of Italy

An archetypal and ancestral place, a womb that guards the secrets of time...

…and history in the folds of an enchanting landscape and transmits them only to those who can grasp the marvelous, even when it is hidden on the surface. The place where everything was born, a crossroads of influences between East and West that have given life to an artistic and cultural heritage of great charm and inspiration. Land loved by the sun and embraced by two seas that draw its contours in the heart of the Mediterranean, in a wonderful and mythical landscape, worthy of being lived and visited.


Every wish can be fulfilled. Those who love nature, its scents, its mysteries will be able to enter the Calabrian hinterland, discovering a pure and uncontaminated landscape, where immense expanses of green are interrupted by the blue of lakes and waterfalls.
Those who, on the other hand, want to tan under the warm rays of the sun or immerse themselves in a crystalline sea, can choose from the many pretty places that dot the long Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts.


Calabria is a land of strong and intense emotions. Its flavors are the same: an example for all is the famous Calabrian pepper. It is easy to find this ingredient in many typical Calabrian dishes: from bruschetta with n’duja or sardella – known as the “poor man’s caviar” – to pork sausages, from seasonings for pasta to fish dishes.
The cuisine is a typical southern Italian Mediterranean cuisine with a balance between meat-based dishes (pork, lamb, goat), vegetables (especially eggplant), and fish. Pasta (as in Central Italy and the rest of Southern Italy) is also very important in Calabria. In contrast to most other Italian regions, Calabrians have traditionally placed an emphasis on the preservation of their food and packing vegetables and meats in olive oil.
The strong taste of the chili pepper contrasts with the sweet taste of the famous red onion of Tropea, protected by the IGP brand, used both to flavor dishes and for healing purposes.
Finally, among the typical delicacies of Calabria, the extra-virgin oil, wines, liqueurs based on bergamot, licorice, cedar or herbs, honey, jams and pasta with characteristic shapes (strangugghj, fileja, maccaruni) still worked with the ancient methods.
Tasty and not to be missed are the Christmas sweets.


And for those who want to know the past of this land, the cradle of Magna Graecia and a land of ancient settlements, Calabria offers a wide choice of churches and monasteries, castles and palaces, villages and places where centuries-old customs and traditions survive.
The provinces are: Rossano, Catanzaro, Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.
Tourism in Calabria has increased over the years. The main tourist attractions are the coastline and the mountains. The coastline alternates between rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, and is sparsely interrupted by development when compared to other European seaside destinations. The sea around Calabria is clear, and there is a good level of tourist accommodation. The poet Gabriele D’Annunzio called the coast facing Sicily near Reggio Calabria “… the most beautiful kilometer in Italy” (il più bel chilometro d’Italia).[150][151] The primary mountain tourist draws are Aspromonte and La Sila, with its national park and lakes.