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 […]
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 […]
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.
"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