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Calabrian Pignolata: Christmas Recipe

In most parts of Calabria, they are called Pignolata or Scalilli, but you can also find them in other parts of Southern Italy under a different name, for example, they...

Beautiful Waterfalls in Southern Italy

This year more than ever, people are choosing to spend their time outdoors and exploring all the incredible natural beauty that nature has to offer us. Southern Italy is blessed...

Roseto Capo Spulico: Medieval Village on the Ionian Coast

Roseto Capo Spulico is an incredibly charming medieval village on the Ionian Coast in the province of Cosenza. The village was actually founded during the Magna Graecia and was one...
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Magical Beaches Near Tropea

Tropea is the summer destination for many Italians, Europeans, and other International travelers. It’s so easy to see why so many people are drawn to this Calabrian seaside town. This...
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What to See in San Giovanni in Fiore

San Giovanni in Fiore is in the heart of the Sila National Park. What makes this mountain village so interesting is that it is one of the largest and oldest...
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Blue Flag Beaches in Calabria

The 2020 Blue Flag Beaches have been released. This internationally recognized awardinternationally recognized award goes out to the coastal areas, marinas, and beaches that have shown a high standard of...

What To Do in Catanzaro

Catanzaro is the capital city of the province of Catanzaro. It is often called the “windy city” because there always seems to be a breeze (most welcoming in the hot...

Scolacium: Ancient Roman Ruins in Roccelletta

As you travel along the SS 106 from Catanzaro to Soverato, you can’t help but be drawn to the 12th Century Byzantine Basilica of Santa Maria in Roccelletta. This important...

The Stone Ship of Santa Severina

Santa Severina is listed as one of Italy’s Most Beautiful Hamlets. Located 30 minutes inland from Crotone, this little-known borgo dates back to the 5th Century BC and was one...

All Aboard: Next Stop, Bova!

This ancient village perched on a hilltop overlooking the entire coastline is one of the most important ancient Greek centers in the province of Reggio Calabria. It is also one...
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Calabria’s Famous Bergamot Oranges

The bergamot is a citrus fruit that is almost exclusively grown in the province of Reggio Calabria and has become an important symbol for this Calabrian province. The bergamot fruit...
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Typical Cheeses of Calabria

When you visit Calabria, you’ll instantly notice how diverse and unique it is. A region often admired for its beautiful coastline, Calabria is also home to lush mountains that produce...
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