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Southern Italy Summer Reads

Are you the type of person that enjoys sitting out on the beach or by the pool with a good book? I love reading especially when I want to get...

What To Do in Tropea

When it comes to destinations in Calabria, Tropea is without a doubt one of the most popular and well-known seaside towns. Situated on the “Coast of the Gods”, it’s no...

The Carnival of Alessandria del Carretto

Alessandria del Carretto is a small village which sits high up in the Pollino mountains. As a matter of fact, it’s the highest village in the Pollino National Park sitting...

Stay Warm With These Italian Seasonal Soups

With the chilly temps, now is the perfect time for some comfort food – southern Italian style! Minestre and zuppe are popular winter dishes in Italy. Many are made with...

Four Italian Christmas Words/Phrases

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post like this and I thought it’d be fun to brush up on some Festive Italian vocabulary. I’ve round up four very commonly...

What To Do in Cosenza

Cosenza is the largest province in Calabria and its capital city, also called Cosenza, is quickly becoming known as the “Athens of Calabria” for its architecture, art and culture. One...

Spooky Excursions in Southern Italy

Halloween in Italy isn’t celebrated in the same way it is in America. Although kids do dress up and organize Halloween parties, they don’t go trick-o-treating and houses aren’t usually...

Legend of Cilla in San Lucido

San Lucido is a small seaside village in the Province of Cosenza. It’s a town deeply rooted in fishing traditions and its past comes with the harsh realities that come...
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On the Hunt for Porcini Mushrooms

It’s that time of year again – when the weather conditions are usually just right for porcini mushrooms to make an appearance. There is no better time for mushroom hunting...

Italian Summer Words

If you are learning Italian, or any language for that matter, it’s important to build your vocabulary and learn new words on a regular basis. There are many different ways...
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Cedro Museum in Santa Maria del Cedro

In the south of Italy on the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria, lies the Riviera del Cedri, which is home to many beautiful seaside villages. This area gets its name from...

Calabrian Souvenir Ideas

So you are travelling in Calabria and you’re having a great time, obviously! There is nothing you’d like more than to bring home something special that will transport you back...
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