If we had to retrace the trip to Italy in the footsteps of the legendary XVII-century Grand Tour, we should take a long journey full of charming stopovers anywhere in the country. After retracing the best historical and cultural places in northern and central Italy, we now resume our journey and go south: must-do stops of our modern cultural grand...

The peperoncino (chili pepper) of Diamante returns in October. It is one of the most awaited gastronomic events in Calabria. The event takes place in a characteristic town, with graffiti and works of art scattered all around. However, this year this event typically Italian will take place exceptionally in October: so here some background and all th...

Calabria is a land of marvellous colour that ranging from the different shades of blue of the sea to the green of its uncontaminated nature, from the red of its chillies to the yellow of its shining sun. Such a beautiful colour palette could only provide inspiration for great street art artists to create beautiful murals, masterpieces of graphic ar...

On a hot and still Sunday night in August 1997, a nameless ship silently beached at this town's sandy marina. The captain and crew slipped off the vessel and disappeared into the darkness. Next, some 446 mostly young people climbed out of the ship's hull and stepped onto the beach here. Many of the newly arrived wondered if they had reached Germany...

Calabria is known for many reasons: its history and natural beauty, but also its food and the fertility of its soil. Some of the fruits traditionally associated with the region, including those we’re about to discover, developed almost a cult status not only in the kitchen, but also in the fascinating and somehow magical world of perfume making. Th...

A disappeared city, whose center occupies - according to the prospections - a territory of about 40 hectares, has been discovered in the Calabrian hinterland. The materials are a few tens of centimeters from the ground level and show the richness of the center, its elegant structuring. The investigations have allowed to establish that it was built...

Various historical and bibliographic sources attribute the introduction of the onion in the Mediterranean basin, and especially Calabria, before the Phoenicians and after the Greeks. The plots of land adjacent to the coast of Calabria had the ideal soil and climate conditions for this unique ecotype, a lover of cool soil overlooking the sea. Citati...

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation, Inc. of Washington, D.C., Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen to award university scholarships to 129 students this year from a pool of over 300 applicants. The Foundation is named for its founder, Giovanni Motta, who was born in Serra D’Aiello (CZ), Italy. Mr. Mott emigrated to the...

It was on a layover leaving Colombia and heading back to Canada that I encountered two Italians who were living in Canada. We had coffee together and proceeded to share stories of our travels. Though Canadian through and through, they had Italian roots. Roots that were from Calabria. A fairly well-traveled adventurer, I had never heard of Calabria,...

Pollino National Park is the widest protected area in Italy and it is named after Pollino massif. It was established in 1988 and it covers a surface of 192.565 hectares, of which 103.915 are in Calabria and the others are in Basilicata including the areas of Potenza, Matera, Cosenza and other 56 municipalities. The territory presents different char...