Carnevale in Calabria

This weekend you can be absolutely certain there is some sort of Carnival festivity happening in pretty much every part of Italy. You see, Carnival is kind of a big deal here in the bel paese and many celebrations have already been in full swing since last week. Sure, the most extravagant celebrations can be found further north in Venice…

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Saint Valentine and the Calabrian seaside town of Belvedere Marittimo

It’s Valentine’s Day and people all over the world will be celebrating with their loved ones, whether it’s gifting flowers, candy or enjoying a romantic dinner for two. Valentine’s Day is linked to Saint Valentine of Terni, the saint for love, couples, and young people. Details on the life of Saint Valentine aren’t clear, but it is believed that he…

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Ski Resorts in Calabria

If you close your eyes and think of Calabria, you probably imagine beautiful coastlines and gorgeous beaches. And you wouldn’t be wrong; Calabria is well-known for its incredible seaside towns. But, Calabria is also home to incredible lush mountain ranges that, during the winter months, are a great place to visit. Calabria has three National Parks and within those parks…

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Hunting Swordfish in Chianalea in Scilla

Scilla is a picturesque fishing village located in the province of Reggio Calabria on the western Tyrrhenian Coast. Within Scilla, you’ll find the seafront neighborhood called Chianalea. Built directly on the seafront, its narrow streets and pastel-colored houses are so charming. And as the sun sets, the village’s lights reflect in the nearby water making it utterly enchanting. Chianalea prides…

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Our Top 6 Southern Italian Sites to Visit in 2016

It’s impossible to choose just one word to describe Southern Italy: rugged, historic, enchanting, captivating, mysterious, unforgettable…are only a handful that come to mind. It’s hard to believe sometimes that it’s still relatively unknown to many travelers outside of Italy. We know that the South of Italy has so much to offer travelers, and it’s finally starting to get more…

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The Birth of the Nativity Scene in Italy

As much as the Christmas tree has become a universal symbol of Christmas, but here in Italy, the Presepe (Nativity Scene) is still very much the star of this festive season! Now that the Immaculate Conception has passed, it will be tough to find an Italian home that doesn’t have a presepe set up somewhere in their home. They can…

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Sentiero Degli Dei, Amalfi Coast

Take A Hike! Hiking in Southern Italy

Southern Italy’s untapped rugged beauty with varying degrees of mountains and valleys, long winding shorelines, and let’s not forget, some of the largest and most protected national parks and reserves in Italy, make it the perfect place to visit if you love nature and hiking. You don’t have to be an expert to experience all this natural wonder because, like…

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Amarelli, A long-standing family business in Calabria!

Here in Calabria, when you hear the word “liquirizia” (Italian word for licorice), the first name that comes to mind is Amarelli. Not only is it the yummiest, it’s also a long-standing name when it comes to licorice production! Amarelli is a family-owned company in Rossano Calabro, a territory known for its high quality licorice plants in the world, many…

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Set Sail: Why you should include a boat excursion in your next vacation

Italy is home to some of the most spectacular coastlines in Europe: the Amalfi Coast in Campania, La Costa degli Dei in Calabria and the Aeolian Islands in Sicily; just to name a few. And one of the best ways to admire these places is, well, from the water. And for that, you need a boat. The great thing is…

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Graffiti in Squillace

Squillace is a small seaside town in the province of Catanzaro with ties to many important periods in history including links to the ancient Greek colony of Skyllètion (or Scolacium). In the early Middle Ages, raids forced citizens of Scolacium to flee their village. They retreated seven miles south and settled in modern-day Squillace. Squillace is a great place to…

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