Discover Calabria

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Eolie Islands

The beautiful mini cruise takes you to the Aeolian Islands, which are only accessible by sea. Here you will find scenaries of incomparable beauty such

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Scalea

Scalea may be considered a place of settlement since the prehistoric times. After the construction of the Franciscan Convent, in the thirteenth century by Pietro Cathin, a disciple of Francis of Assisi, it became a religious and cultural center.

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Locri

Locri is an important touristic and cultural centre which is situated above the Ionian Sea between Reggio Calabria and Catanzaro. The historical centre lies between Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Matteotti, where there are some Bourbon buildings from the 19th century and also 4 churches (St. Catherine’s church, St. Blaise’s church, the church of Santa Maria Del Mastro, and Our Lady of Sorrows’church).

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Siderno

Siderno was Known as “Mocta Sidernonis” in the year 1300. Today it is a big industrial and agricultural center well-known for its wood and glass crafts and for the production of licorice and bergamot essence. A serpentine road lead to the historical center of Sidernoup on the hill.

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Stilo

Under the slopes of Mount Consolino lies the medieval town of Stilo (2800 inhabitants). In the distance you can see the small Byzantine church, which is known as “La Cattolica”. This church dominates the whole town and dates back to the tenth century. It was built as a “katholikón”, as the main church of a monastery.

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Gerace

Gerace is situated in the Aspromonte National Park and is a medieval town. The name Gerace derives from the Greek “Ierax”, which means sparrowhawk. Gerace is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. The town, particularly the old town, is rich in churches and historical buildings which are dug into the rock.

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Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria is the most densely populated city in Calabria and lies on the southern tip of the Italian peninsular, between the slopes of the Aspromonte range and the eastern shore of the Straits of Messina.

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Civita

Civita, known as an “eagle’s nest” (about 60 km north-west of Rossano, 1200 inhabitants), is surrounded by the high mountains of the Pollino and rises on a natural balcony of rock, close behind the Raganello Canyon.

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Crotone

Crotone is situated in Eastern Calabria and lies above the Ionian Sea. Crotone was founded at the end of the VIII century B.C. by Greek colonists from Achaia. The old city is a labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares, leading to the cathedral and Pitagora square. This square connects the historical city with the modern one.

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Rossano Golfo di Sibari

Above the Gulf of Sibari lies old Rossano (35,000 inhabitants), which is surrounded by ancient olive groves. In ancient times the impregnable fortress was one of the biggest centres of the Greek Orthodox culture in southern Italy.

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