Named the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea,” located on a stretch of coastline called “The Coast of the Gods,” and having been awarded, a few years back, the title of “The Most Beautiful Village of Italy,” Tropea, a seaside town in Calabria, could easily disappoint by not living up to the very high expectations that such majestic superlatives convey. B...

In Italian, “Aspromonte” translates to “bitter” mountain, though “aspro” can also mean sour, tough, difficult, impregnable, acrid–all adjectives that aptly describe this rocky massif that approaches 2,000 meters, a succession of steep landscapes, gorges, and nearly impassable nooks and crannies. We are at the southernmost tip of Calabria, the south...

Scolacium is one of many destinations in Calabria that many, including Calabrians, don’t know about. And, honestly, they are missing out! It’s without a doubt an important historical site in Calabria. Not to mention it offers visitors a unique experience, an experience that blends and weaves together elements from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Medieval...

The Basilicata region is crossed by the Pollino mountain range (which extends to Calabria). Here there is a magnificent Park where you can walk among the wild and unspoiled nature, observing animals and birds of prey, and also learn about local customs and traditions, and taste the authentic, traditional recipes. The Park was established in 1993 wi...

Henceforth, a singular label will distinguish all bottles of Olio di Calabria PGI, marking a pivotal achievement for the Consortium for the Protection of Calabrian olive oil, the Italian Southern region as a whole, and its olive oil producers. The strategic employment of this distinct label is poised to yield substantial advantages by steering cons...

I have fond memories of Septembers in the Sila mountains of Calabria spent leisurely lounged on green-and-red checkered blankets along the shores of Lake Cecita, breathing in the clear, silent air. Ever since I was a child, each day here followed a similar pattern: strolling through the charmed streets of Camigliatello, dining at a local restaurant...

“In Camini, I live in a culturally rich and respectful community, where we treat each other like family,” says Zakaria Jlousi, a 26-year-old Syrian who has been calling the small hilltop town in Calabria home for the past two years. As a multicultural mediator, he helps migrants, asylum seekers and refugees understand and navigate diverse cultural...

On the occasion of the one hundred and fortyth anniversary of his birth, the Cineteca della Calabria and the Province of Cosenza pay tribute to the figure of Tony Gaudio with the exhibition "Tony Gaudio cinematographer/Una storia ritrovata," from Nov. 15 to 30 at the Museo delle Arti e dei Mestieri (Museum of Arts and Crafts) in Cosenza. It is a ho...

A picturesque region of southern Italy has vowed to pay young people up to $32,000 to move there, as long as they start a new business or take one of the jobs that local villages are desperate to fill. Foreigners can get creative about what type of business they'd like to launch, whether a bed-and-breakfast, a farm, or a restaurant.There are some m...

The Calabrian villages as unique places, "intertwined" to the "people" who live there and animate them, but also as "places" of experimentation for new forms of hospitality, entertainment and sociality, destined to a tourist demand now very far from the patterns of mass tourism. The Villages of Calabria, also and however, as an extraordinary opport...