Calabria is the tip of the Italian boot, wet by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ionian Sea, the Gulf of Taranto and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. Calabria has an extraordinary natural, archaeological, cultural and artistic patrimony.
Romans, Greeks, Arabs and Normans have crossed this Region, leaving archaeological traces which are now housed in four parks (Locri, Cape Colonna, Roccelletta of Borgia and Sybaris). The Greek era, of particular relevance, is told in the National Museum of Reggio Calabria, where you will see the Riace Bronzes, the fifth century. C., masterpieces of inestimable value.
Culture, art and nature are contained in the most beautiful villages of Calabria: Scilla, a destination for artists of the past, the village of Scalea, the coves of Cape Scalea and Gerace, a village perched on the Ionian coast. Among old houses, charming squares, alleys and artisan shops, you will discover the true traditions of Italian.
On a rock overlooking the sea rises Tropea: here your eyes will see countless wonders, going to the discovery of valuable buildings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A must-see.
Calabria is a region rich in natural spectacles. The National Park of the Aspromonte, among mountains and sea, is the ideal place to discover Mediterranean flora and fauna. In the Sila National Park, you can relax with a long hike or explore it by mountain bike, on horseback or canoeing.
For food lovers Calabria has numerous surprises, mainly due to the influence received by people who have crossed the centuries. The cuisine of this region is made of simple and authentic tastes but above all thanks to the excellent raw materials known worldwide as the red onion, red pepper and Sila potato. The meats are a specialty of the Calabria: brawn, sausage, and especially Nduja.
Not just food: Moscato of Saracena is a well-known wine typically produced in the town of Saratoga (City of Wine) achieved by combining the concentrated must of grapes Malvasia, Odoacra and Guarnaccia with muscatel grapes. Bright amber color, intense aroma, the palate notes of dried figs, exotic fruits, honey and almonds.