Calabian Food

Bergamot Fruit of Calabria on a Wooden Table of a Farm in the countryside.

Eating Our Way Through Calabria: A Journey to the Heart of Southern Italian Cuisine

Join My Bella Vita Travel as we explore the importance of food in Calabria and some staples from the local cuisine. Read more…
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Homemade Italian Lemon Granita

Beat the heat with our homemade lemon granita! A refreshing blend of zesty lemon and sweetness, transporting you to the sun-kissed shores of Southern Italy.
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italian treats tartufo

Italian Treats To Help Stay Cool this Summer

Summer is here and man is it a hot one! The temps are really creeping up here and we’re all looking for any way to stay cool. As luck would have it, here in Italy we have quite a few frozen and chilled desserts that will do just the trick! Here are a few of...
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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 are known as Struffoli in Naples and Cicerchiata in Abruzzo. This Christmas dessert goes way back, we’re talking back to the period of Magna Graecia....
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bergamot orange

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 is like an orange, but it has a yellowish-green outer skin and when you cut it open, you’ll find a yellow center. The climate in...
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caciocavallo silano

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 some of the gastronomical delights that so many enjoy worldwide. For example, a traditional Calabrian antipasto would be incomplete without a sampling of some of...
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