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Why Calabria?Southern Tuscany
Two hundred km of coast, sea clean and rich in fish, Aspromonte mountain area with its forests, the waterfalls, protected fauna, geological monuments, unique and propitious climate, historical and cultural evidences that go back to Ancient Greece: Calabria province is without a doubt, the heart of Mediterranean.
The choice between the sea and the mountains is easy thanks to the possibility of getting from the Ionic or Tyrrhennian coasts to the mountain areas in just a few minutes.

The property market in Calabria
Calabria remains relatively undiscovered and consequently provides many low cost property, rich exotic culture and Mediterranean Italian food to enjoy, and hundreds of kilometres of beautiful coastline, with some of the cleanest beaches in Italy. New developments in Calabria from apartments to luxurious houses

Calabria coast and interior
Tastes and scents of Calabria

The search for strong feelings in the products of nature made Reggina gastronomy an art that is simple but full of traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation and renewed in time. The characteristic ingredient of the Reggina cooking is chilli, which has been used by the imagination of many producers to create many new products that are now mixed with the traditional ones.

Pork products (soppressata, capicollo, filetti, nduja), traditional cheese, the rosamarina, also known as the caviar of the South (spicy new-born sardines), and extra virgin olive oil are the winning tickets for those who are hard to please. Not to forget the unique art of the preserves, thanks to which the products of nature (tomato sauce, mushrooms, aubergines, tuna and many more products), picked and preserved are able to keep the garden scents and the colours of the passed seasons intact.

Art and culture of Calabria

The artistic heritage of Reggio Calabria's province reflects its historical events and guards priceless treasures of prehistorical times and Magna Graecia's culture. This journey will take us into all those places that still witness the culture of this land , like the byzantine norman spirituality, San Giovanni Terrestì Basilica in Bivongi or Gerace's Cathedral, or some private buildings, like Villa Caristo in Stignano, built in the XVIII century, Villa Palizzi in Casignana, which still presents an untouched floor mosaic, and Villa del Naniglio in Gioiosa Jonica.

The art of the past is connected to the traditional craftsmanship that, thanks to the shops that have been passed on from generation to generation, is still active especially in small centres where most of the valuable materials of nature are available. Like the renowned Seminara ceramics: among them the apotropaiche masks, that were said to keep the evil spirits away and that today have assumed a mainly decorative role. Weaving is another art that goes back to the greeks and romans. Like then, the working of the broom plant allows to produced fabrics of good quality and strength. Art and culture intertwine in symbols and popular traditions and are proposed over and over in folk stories and religious festivals that are a typical characteristic of the province.

Around CalabriaAround Calabria

In the heart of the Mediterranean, between the sea and the mountains, with a mild climate thanks to the sea, the province territory is characterised by thick chestnut tree, beech, holm oax and white fir tree forests, that alternate with olive and grape groves, secular fiumare and overhanging coasts covered in ferns, brooms, arbutus, myrtles, oleanders and prickly pears.

The coastline that goes from Villa S. Giovanni to Gioiosa Ionica presents the natural habitat for bergamot cultivation. The territory's fauna presents different species of birds, and amongst them we find the black woodpecker, the great eagle, the harrier eagle and the Pecchiaiolo hawk, also called adorno, that in springtime crosses the Messina Strait from Africa to procreate in Europe.

Parco Nazionale dell'Aspromonte

Parco Nazionale dell'Aspromonte is situated in the southern part of the Apennine chain in Calabria. Looking like a giant pyramid. The area is near the sea and reaches 2000 meters of height with its many mountain peaks and plateaus of marine sedimentary origins. The Park territory, deeply marked by a number of watercourses, is also characterized by numerous species such as the wolf, the peregrine, the eagle owl, and the goshawk, and by wide forests of beech tree, silver fir, black pine, holm oak, chestnut tree, and Mediterranean maquis. A couple of rare species live here: the Bonelli's eagle and tropical fern Woodwardia radicans. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Park is enriched by considerable historical, artistic, and archaeological aspects, evidences of the archaic, classical, Greek, medieval, and modern culture.

Tropea Calabria ItalyTropea

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy). The town is a famous bathing place located situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Euphemia connected with the mainland by a narrow strip in the Tyrrhenian Sea, toward the south with respect to Vibo Valentia and northward with respect to Ricadi and Capo Vaticano.

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Shops around Gerace Calabria ItalyGerace

Gerace is a town in the province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy. Gerace is located several miles inland from Locri, yet the latter town and the Sea can be seen from Gerace's perch atop a 500 m vertical rock. The town stands on a hill formed of conglomerates of sea fossils from 60 millions years ago. The main attractions of Gerace are the remains of the old Norman Castle (probably begun in the 10th century by the Byzantines) at the top of Gerace, and the perfectly preserved medieval town.

Gerace was once home to 128 churches; the most noteworthy amongst the remaining ones include:

  • Gerace CathedralChurch of St. Francis (13th century), containing a precious Baroque altar.
  • The Norman Cathedral, the largest religious building in Calabria, including the prison of the Five Martyrs of Gerace (1045). It has a nave and two aisles, each divided by 13 columns coming from the ancient temples of Locri. The crypt is accessible also. It has also a museum, founded in 1996.
  • San Giovannello ("Little St. John", 10th century).
  • Santa Maria del Mastro (1083), of Greek rite until 1480.

Landscape of Calabria

Reggio CalabriaSeen from the plane the province of Reggio Calabria, extreme tip of the Italian boot, looks like an enormous mountain caressed by the sea. Aspromonte, between Palmi and Capo Zefiro, south from Locri, touches the sea with its spurs, that become sea-depths of evocative colours; in the north it embraces from one side the Piana di Gioia Tauro, with its ample terraces that descend green in olive and orange groves between S. Cristina and Delianuova, and from the other side it stretches out into the crest of Melia, that grows like a long arm to the borders of Vibo Valentia's Province.

Aspromonte is the main character of the Calabria province: it dominates most of the territory and, thanks to the National Park it's still a guardian of great forests, and of torrents that fall down hill with evocative waterfalls to become lakes, or to disappear into streams.


Long and warm beaches mark the coastlines of Calabria, opening towards Sicily and Mount Etna. The province is rich with contradictions, the colours are both violent and delicate: the purple of the Tyrrhenian sea, the pale blue of the Ionian, the deep green of the moors on the rocky slopes of Scilla and Bagnara, and the green of the orange groves which is everywhere on the plains. Enjoy the perfumes of the sweet jasmine of the Ionic coast, the strong oregano along the cliffs covered in herbs.

 

Airports

  • Aeroporto di Lamezia Terme-Sant'Eufemia (Airport IATA code: SUF)
  • Aeroporto dello Stretto (Reggio Calabria, Airport IATA code: REG)
  • Aeroporto di Crotone-Sant'Anna (Airport IATA code: CRV)

Seaports

  • Corigliano Calabro (Porto di Schiavonea)
  • Crotone
  • Gioia Tauro (RC), the biggest in the Mediterranean sea
  • Reggio Calabria
  • Vibo Valentia
  • Villa San Giovanni (RC)

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