Reggio Calabria - synonymous with ancient history, entertainment and good food - is undoubtedly one of the jewels in the crown of the Italian peninsula. With its Riace bronzes, Greek walls and numerous archeological sites, Reggio Calabria is a must-see destination for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in ancient history, particularly that of Mag...

The Sotterra church at Paola was rediscovered whilst building work was being performed on the Madonna del Carmine church in 1874. Thought to be of Byzantine origin, the site contains several historically important religious murals from that time period. Archaeological evidence has indicated that the site underwent several changes before it was aban...

In Italy there are small towns with a glorious past that today have become a tourist destination such as Marina di Sibari in Calabria in the province of Cosenza. The small town is a fraction of the municipality of Cassano all’Ionio. In the past, it was an important colony of Magna Graecia. This Italian region is characterized by the presence of spl...

Travelling in the Reggio Calabria metropolitan area is like plunging into the heart of the Mediterranean, which has always been a crossroads of peoples and cultures. An experience with many nuances, to be lived in contact with nature and discovering the countless cultural resources and traditions. To get to know its territory better - the area incl...

The number of Italian seaside and lakeside resorts awarded the prestigious Blue Flag designation for cleanliness and sustainability has risen by nine to 210 this year, the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) said Tuesday. The number of Blue Flag tourist ports has also risen by one to 82. Liguria came top again with 32 resorts...

Mother’s Day is now celebrated in more than 50 countries worldwide and although not all countries celebrate on the same day, here in Italy we join with many other countries and celebrate our mothers on the second Sunday in May. But this year, in our tiny mountain village, Serrastretta, in Calabria, the “toe” of the Italian “boot,” Mother’s Day hold...

In 2013, a small village called Molochio on Italy’s southern hilly, Mediterranean coastline, comprised of about 2,000 people, made headlines. Amongst its inhabitants, it had an insanely large proportion of people over 100 years old–five centenarians to be exact. As National Geographic went to investigate, one of them, the then-106-year-old Salvator...

"Are we in trouble?" Neon has revealed an official US trailer for an Italian drama titled A Chiara, the third feature from acclaimed filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, following his first two films: Mediterranea and A Ciambra. This one follows the story of 15-year-old Chiara whose close-knit family falls apart after her father abandons them in Calabria. A...

The Pilgrims’ Path is the ancient link between the village of Cerchiara di Calabria and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Armi. Walking through it means immersing yourself in the history and tradition of one of the oldest villages of Pollino Orientale. Before leaving, in the alleys of the village you can smell the scent of freshly baked hot bread....

The historical center of Tropea leans out on the Tyrrhenian Sea as a precious casket of history, myth, legend that opens to the visitor. The architecture of the patrician palaces is articulated between suggestive streets and airy wide with the sumptuous portals in granite and local tuff. The churches and the convents, testimonies of the ancient rel...