Calabria

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
scilla
   Scilla, Calabria Ph. depositphotos/samot   Scilla is located in the Calabria region of Italy, in the province of Reggio Calabria. The town is spread over an area of 43 sq km and has a population of close to 5163. Scilla is mainly famous as the site of Scylla, a sea monster from Greek mythology. The town lies close to the Strait of Messina, 22 km from Reggio Calabria.   The beach front of Scilla is filled with restaurants and hotels since there are many tourists
Friday, September 26th, 2014
crotone
Le Castella, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Crotone. Ph. fickr/Revol Web   Crotone is a city in Calabria. Located along the coast of Southern Italy, Crotone attracts tourists from all around the country as well as the world due to its panoramic location and  its classic Italian lifestyle. The city has had a long and eventful history, with several ups and downs, and has now managed to become an economically renewed urban location. Throughout history, the city has witnessed several
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
    Castles in Calabria were mainly built to protect lands and people from sea attacks coming from the region's vast coast line. It was the Normans who first started to build fortresses and castles here, but there are also sites with different origins. Here is a selection of the most amazing among them:   Castello di Corigliano Calabro   This castle, situated in the province of Cosenza, was built by the Norman king Robert Guiscard in the second half of the 11th century to control the area. The
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Reggio Calabria is the center point from where all the ferries and trains depart to various destinations in Sicily. Reggio is the oldest and the largest city in the region and is also the second oldest city in Italy. Apart from being a major port, Reggio is also an urban center, quite important in the region for its economy as well as trade importance. The city is also known as "city of bronzes" due to the Riace bronzes which are a sign left by the ancient Greek civilization. Despite
Friday, June 1st, 2012
tropea
 Beach in Tropea, one of the best seaside resorts in Calabria Ph. depositphoto.com/silvia63   Tropea is a sea side resort located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Vibo Valentina. The town is famous for its many beaches, which attract several tourists during the summer months. Tropea is located on a reef in the gulf of St. Euphemia and is connected to the Tyrrhenian Sea.   The town offers dramatic views in the region and its stretch of coastline is
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Castle of Pizzo Pizzo is a small comune and port located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Vibo Valentia. The town is located on a steep cliff overlooking the gulf. Pizzo is spread over an area of 22 sq km and has a population of approximately 9000. The economy of the town is based on fishing for coral and tunny. It is sometimes known as Pizzo Calabro and is a well known holiday destination for the locals from the surrounding towns. The historic center of the town is located
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Calabria   Calabria is a small underdeveloped region which forms the tip of the Italian peninsula. The population is small at only about 2,012,000 persons and the economy, though growing, is weak. The region is difficult to navigate through the mountains and because of this communication networks and adequate road and rail systems have been hard to establish.   Of course, Calabria's troubled history might also help explain the regions slow start to economic accomplishments.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Vibo Valentia Vibo Valentia is a city located in the Calabria region is Southern part of Italy. Vibo Valentia is quite an important city in Calabria because it is the main tourism, economic as well as manufacturing hub. The marine harbor in the city is also quite an important one in Calabria. The city also has quite a lot of manufacturing units in town, including the tuna district. Tourism is quite an important industry here since thousands of tourists from around Italy as well as the world
Friday, June 1st, 2012
capo vaticano
 Sunset in Capo Vaticano   Capo Vaticano is a large swimming and sunbathing destination in the municipality of Ricadi, part of Italy's Calabria region. The cape is made from grey white granite which has intrigued many geologists from around the world. For decades, the granite has been examined for its peculiar geological characteristics. The altitude of the Cape is around 124 meters above sea level and starts from Tano Bay and stretches up to Virgin Mary Bay.The most famous
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Nicotera Nicotera is a small comune and town located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Vibo Valentia. The town is spread over an area of 32 sq km and has a population of close to 6700. The origins of the town are connected to the ancient city of Medma which was made by Locresis of Locri epizephiri. During the rule of the Romans in the regions the port was the only place that survived. It was then conquered by the Normans and it was only in the 13th century that the town
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Panoramic view of Stilo, Calabria   Stilo is a comune and town located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Reggio Calabria. The town is Stilo is spread over an area of 78 sq km, has a population of 2800 and located 151 km away from the city of Reggio Calabria. The economy of the region is based on agriculture, mainly the production of wine, cheese, olive oil and cereals. There are a few mines in the region for lead and iron.   The famous Cape Stilo is
Friday, June 1st, 2012
La Calabria La Calabria è terra di antichissima civiltà mediterranea, ed è il luogo primigenio da cui deriva il nome dell'intera nostra penisola. Italia, infatti, fu da principio la Calabria in onore del suo re, Italo. Molte testimonianze vanno dalla preistoria agli insediamenti dei Bruzi, il popolo autoctono, fino alla grande epopea della Magna Grecia. Di queste epoche, fondamentali per la storia e la cultura europea, la Calabria conserva ancora segni visibili importanti
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  The Pollino National Park   Between the imposing peaks of Mounts Dolcedorme and Cozzo del Pellegrino, stretched between the regions of Calabria and La Basilicata, you will find Pollino National Park. Pollino is the largest protected area in Italy and also one of the country's newest parks. Pollino's symbol is the Bosnian Pine and this is certainly a place where one can come to feel closer to nature. Running along the mountain massif of Pollino and Orsomarso these lands also touch the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Catanzaro Map Catanzaro is the capital of the Calabria region in Italy and is also known as the "city of two seas". Catanzaro is an urban region that remains immensely active and is an important tourism center in Italy. It stretches to a height of 600 meters from the sea and the coastal towns and overlooks the Gulf of Squillace and the Ionian Sea. The city is known for its strong winds and its notable silk industries that have been supplying brocades and silk to the domestic as well as the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
gerace calabria
  Roofs of Gerace. Ph. flickr/LensesDrilling   Gerace is a small  town in the Calabria region of Italy, more precisely in the province of Reggio Calabria. The town is located a few kilometers from Locri and Reggio Calabria, on top of a hill which is made from sea fossils and is believed to have formed 60 million years ago. Gerace is spread over an area of 24 sq km and has a population of close to 3000. It is believed that the region has been inhabited since
Friday, June 1st, 2012
    Aspromonte National Park - Cippo di Garibaldi - Photo courtesy of Giozito/Wikimedia The southern end of the Apennine mountain range is located in Reggio Calabria in the province of Calabria. The highest part of the granite mountains in this region rises up to over 2,000 meters and the formation tends to look like a pyramid. In this mountainous area, surrounded by rivers and sea, is the Aspromonte National Park. The park offers stunning natural beauty, many species of animals to observe,
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Cosenza Cosenza is a small city in the southern part of Italy and is located at the confluence of the Busento and the Crathis rivers. The population of the municipality is roughly around 70,000; however, the entire urban area is inhabited by over 260,000 people. Cosenza has had a rich cultural and historic past; the Cosentian Academy in the city was one of the earliest academies in Europe which makes the city an important one in Italian history.   Getting to Cosenza Cosenza can be easily
Friday, June 1st, 2012
squillace calabria
 Panorama from Squillace. In the horizon, the sea with Squillace Lido   Squillace is a comune and town located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Catanzaro. The town is located in the southern part of Italy facing the Gulf of Squillace, near Soverato. It is spread over an area of 33 sq km and has a population of close to 3300. The name of the town is based on the old city of Scylletium and its ruins are still located in the nearby town of Borgia.  
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Calabria on the Italian map The region of Calabria is located in southern Italy. Calabria is bounded to Sicily and Basilicata. The coast line of Calabria is on the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The region is spread over an area of 15,000 sq ft. The capital of the region is Catanzaro and the two other main cities in the region are Cosenza and Reggio Calabria. The economy of Calabria is based mainly on agriculture, which is based mainly on the cultivation of olive trees. In Calabria, the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
soverato calabria
   Beach in Soverato at Dusk. Ph. flickr/soveratoweb   Soverato is a small comune and town located in the Calabria region of Italy in the province of Catanzaro. The town is spread over a small area of 7.7 sq km and has a population of close to 9800. The town is located on the Ionian Sea and is surrounded by several beautiful villages and white sand beaches along the coast. The economy of the town is based on tourism from the other parts of Italy and mostly from the