Category: Calabria

Pizzo and its tantalising Tartufo

Pizzo and its tantalising Tartufo

Today is Festa della Liberazione, a national holiday here in Italy and a great excuse to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine.  So when the husband suggested a trip to Pizzo I jumped at the chance, I’ve never turned down a tartufo! Pizzo […]

Sant’ Elia Palmi – The perfect place for a  picnic Calabrese style

Sant’ Elia Palmi – The perfect place for a picnic Calabrese style

Above Palmi, the town where I live, is Sant’ Elia, a mountain which I am incredibly fond of for a number of reasons. I got married there for one.  Regardless of the weather, you can look out at the most stunning views in Calabria and this […]

Why you need to choose Calabria if you like beach holidays

Why you need to choose Calabria if you like beach holidays

Hopefully this post will be self-explanatory.  I’ve travelled around Italy and been to different beaches and am always shocked when I can compare them to those in Calabria.  There may be more nightlife or tourist shops but the beaches don’t come close. This is why since moving here I have never been on a beach holiday. I don’t have to.

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Palmi


"At this spot is one of the views on 
which those few travellers who pass from Reggio 
to Naples by land are accustomed to bestow 
enthusiastic praise ; nor is it unworthy of its 
reputation. A flat promenade or platform, 
half surrounded by seats, and a balustrade, 
the resort of the evening idlers of Palmi, is 
terminated at one end by the clustering churches 
and other buildings of the town ; and at the 
other, sinks down into the blue sea, a perpen- 
dicular cactus-clothed precipice."


Edward Lear; Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern  Calabria, 1847