The church of Santa Maria dell’Isola is one of Tropea’s icons: it towers on a promontory facing the Calabria town’s beach, hiding its ancient origin in the new look it acquired when its was extensively renovated after being damaged by a terrible earthquake in 1905. Likely built between the 6th and the 9th century, at first it welcomed a community o...

I could not imagine a more difficult task than to revisit the places that inspired his commitment to learn Italian, to study with Luigi Bonaffini in New York to decipher the Lancianese dialect well enough to translate his cousins’ poetry; or to stay with the cousins we love and first met on our Sicilian honeymoon; or my cousins in Calabria where we...

Ever indulged in a lavish Calabrese BBQ and one in southern Italy? Unlike BBQs that I’ve been a part of in Australia or other countries, a Calabrese BBQ is unique – you’ll be surprised at the amount and the type of food served up. The freshness and amazing flavours of wholesome food in Calabria is attributed to produce being seasonal. Typically in...

Tuesday, 11/26/2019 - 6:30pm. 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Presented in collaboration with BACAS - Borghi Antichi Cultura Arti e Scienze. Mimmo Lucano, former mayor of Riace, Calabria, in conversation with: Pietro Costa, Founder and Executive Creative Director, BACAS; Tiziana Rinaldi Castro, Creative Director of Literary Programs, BACAS; Teres...

The Province of Crotone was established in 1992 by a territory division belonging to the province of Catanzaro that now borders it on the southwest and Cosenza on the northwest. It is home to 27 municipalities. Its historical blueprint includes Magna Graecia, the Byzantine Empire, the Saracens, the Normans and the Kingdom of Naples.  Montagnella Pa...

The oldest living tree in Europe, found in Calabria, is still growing at the age of more than 1200 years. Perched on a cliff, the bone-white loricato pine tree is known as “Italus” and was discovered in 2017, in the Pollino National Park. The tree, which is the oldest dated in Europe at the age of 1230, was found to be over a millennium old by scie...

The Province of Catanzaro is bordered by Cosenza in the north, Crotone in the northeast, Reggio Calabria in the south and Vibo Valentia in the southwest. It was once the largest province in Calabria until the 1990s when its territory was divided to form the new provinces of Vibo Valentia and Crotone. The province currently has 76 municipalities and...

Extending over the Tyrrhenian Coast and through the Serre mountains is a little peninsula known as Vibo Valentia - a land whose spectacular panoramic views span from iridescent sapphire waters to lush hills covered in lemon and olive groves.   Vibo Valentia is located in the middle of the southern heart of Calabria and is surrounded by the Tyrrheni...

Dalle pendici d’Aspromonte in Brianza, passando per l’America, fino a conquistare il tetto del mondo nella disciplina “Prova 2X20”, suggestiva disciplina a cui prendono parte due cavalieri e una mandria di 20 vitelli, in cui l’obiettivo principale è quello di riuscire, con il proprio cavallo, a separare dalla stessa mandria i due capi con il numero...

Reggio Calabria is located at the tip of Italy’s ‘toe’ overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west and the Ionian Sea to the south and east. It extends to the borders of Catanzaro in the northeast and Vibo Valentia in the northwest. Because of its ideal location across the Straits of Messina, it is the launching point for ferries to Sicily and the A...