June 28 2016 / Art & Archaeology

The Purple Codex

Rossano, Calabria

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June 23 2016 / Places

Get an Adrenaline Rush at Gole del Raganello

Civita, Calabria

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March 16 2016 / Art & Archaeology

Diamante: The City of Murals

Diamante, Calabria

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February 23 2016 / Places

Gerace: The Florence of the South

Gerace, Calabria

Gerace, located in the Aspromonte Mountains, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval village in Italy. Its beauty and architecture

January 20 2016 / Art & Archaeology

The Legend of King Alarico’s Tomb

Cosenza, Calabria

Over recent months, the whereabouts and authenticity of King Alarico’s tomb has been greatly discussed and debated. King Alarico, the

December 9 2015 / Places

The Artificial Lakes of Sila

Parco Nazionale del Sila, Calabria

Calabria is famous for its gorgeous coastline, but there is also a winter haven, nestled in the mountain range, known

October 26 2015 / Food & Wine

Il Cedro: The Original Citrus Fruit


In the south of Italy on the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria, lies the Riviera del Cedri, where the cedro (English

June 11 2015 / Places

Civita: Legends and Superstitions

Civita, Calabria

Civita is one of the most charming villages in northern Calabria. In the 15th century, Albanian refugees fled to and

May 4 2015 / Places

The Grotto Sanctuary of Monte Stella

Pazzano, Calabria

This small village situated between Mount Stella and Mount Consolino overlooking the Stilaro Valley, was founded by miners who worked

April 1 2015 / Places

The Stone Ship of Santa Severina

Santa Severina, Calabria

Located 30 minutes inland from Crotone, Santa Severina is a little-known borgo dating back to the 5th Century BC and

February 26 2015 / Places

Cirella on Riviera dei Cedri

Cirella, Calabria

Nestled into the heart of La Riviera dei Cedri, Cirella is a seaside town on Calabria’s northern Tyrrhenian coast. This

February 3 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Scolacium Ruins in Roccelletta

Roccelletta di Borgia, Calabria

As you travel along the SS 106 from Catanzaro to Soverato, you can’t help but be drawn to the 12th

November 24 2014 / Places

Mythical and Magical Chianalea in Scilla

Scilla, Calabria

Chianalea in Scilla is one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the province of Reggio Calabria. Built directly on

September 24 2014 / Places

On the Coast of the Gods: Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano, Calabria

Are you planning to visit Tropea? Well, you should consider including Capo Vaticano in your itinerary. About 10km from Tropea,

July 28 2014 / Places

Cosenza’s Historic Gran Caffé Renzelli

Cosenza, Calabria

In the heart of Cosenza’s historical center, in Piazza Parrasio overlooking Corso Telesio between the Duomo and Rendano Theatre, you

July 8 2014 / Places

Calabrian Ghost Town: Pentedattilo

Pentedattilo, calabria

Pentedattilo is a ghost town on Monte Calvario, a mountain which once looked like a hand. In fact, the name

September 28 2013 /

Calabrian Table Tour

Morano Calabro (Cosenza), Tropea (Vibo Valentia)

Calabria’s three national parks are the backbone of this rugged land and offer a striking contrast to the more than

September 28 2013 /

Private Heritage Tours in Calabria

Cosenza, Catanzaro, Crotone, Reggio Calabria and Vibo Valentia, Calabria

Have you dreamed of strolling the centuries-old stone paths of your ancestors, lingering inside the church where your grandparents were

June 26 2013 / Food & Wine

Sardella: Calabrian Caviar


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February 20 2013 / Places

Calabria’s Patron Saint

While strolling through the huge Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, the Church of San Francesco di Paola with its grand