Category: Calabria

How to survive the Italian summer

How to survive the Italian summer

As summer kicks in and the temperatures soar, do you know how to survive the Italian summer?

Reggio Calabria: a destination guide

Reggio Calabria: a destination guide

Travelling down the length of the boot, your last stop before hopping across to Sicily is Reggio Calabria.  It really is the last town on the toe of the boot and yet it is certainly not a place to be ignored.  A bustling university town, […]

What’s on in Calabria in August 2017

What’s on in Calabria in August 2017

Summer is here and things are hotting up both on the beaches and in the towns and villages at night. I’ve mentioned before how Calabria has a dramatic facelift in the Summer and August is the month to experience the best of this stunning region.  If you’re wondering what’s on in Calabria in August 2017 check out my list of upcoming events so you don’t miss a thing.Despite being off the beaten track and out of the guide books, there is a whole world of activity going on that holidaymakers can make the most of to have plenty of unforgettable experiences. While every night is a Festa during the summer, there are some particularly special experiences that you really don’t want to miss out on. Happy Holidays!

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The Riace Bronzes: Bronzed Italian Warriors

The Riace Bronzes: Bronzed Italian Warriors

On an average diving trip most people are delighted to spot a particularly colourful fish or perhaps even an octopus lurking under the rocks. So imagine how Stefano Mariottini felt when whilst diving for fish 200m off the coast of Riace, he came across a […]

Seafood and Sea Monsters in Scilla 

Seafood and Sea Monsters in Scilla 

When it comes to places which hold a special place in my heart Scilla is one of them. It’s hard to visit this seaside town and not be enchanted by its many charming aspects.  From the robust castle perched high above the beach to the […]

Infiorata di Taurianova: A flower festival

Infiorata di Taurianova: A flower festival

Across Italy as Spring draws to a close and Summer starts flexing its muscles attracting people to the beaches and scorching bodies and plants alike, there is one more chance for Italy’s flora to be admired in the many infiorata festivals that take place up and down the country.   (more…)