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Pollino National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  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 Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas. Visitors to Pollino can wonder over wildlife and spend their time discovering...
Aspromonte National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
    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, and the opportunity to participate in several types of outdoor activities. There have also been...
Shopping in Calabria
Tuesday, December 29TH, 2009 by ancos
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 main benefit of shopping is that there are plenty of good options available, from old fashioned...
Capo Vaticano
Friday, December 18TH, 2009 by ancos
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 bay is Groticelle which has some of the best beaches. It has been said that Capo Vaticano is a Roman hill, as suggested...
Pizzo
Friday, December 18TH, 2009 by ancos
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 on top of a cliff and the newer sections of the town have developed on both sides on the seashore...
Nicotera
Friday, December 18TH, 2009 by ancos
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 progressed economically. The Jewish settlement of Nicotera, Giudecca was promoted during the ancient...
Stilo
Friday, December 18TH, 2009 by ancos
Stilo 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 located only 10 km from the main town where the Battle of Punta Stilo was fought between British and Italians in 1940. It is believed that the town was first...
Tropea
Friday, December 18TH, 2009 by ancos
Church in Tropea 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 attracts 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 known as Coast of the Gods. The historic center of the town is located on top of the cliffs, looking over to the sea. There are several resorts and even many camp sites in Tropea which attracts quite a lot...
Soverato
Friday, December 18TH, 2009 by ancos
Gulf of Soverato 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 northern parts of the country. Soverato is mostly known for its night fair which takes place year during the summer months.  Getting to Soverato Soverato is...
Squillace
Friday, December 18TH, 2009 by ancos
Squillace 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. 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. Squillace has been well known for its terra cotta pottery for centuries. Its terra cotta is highly sought after all over Italy and even in other countries. Squillace is also well known for Pignata, which is...

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