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Frittelle di fiori di zucchine: Courgette flower fritters

Frittelle di fiori di zucchine: Courgette flower fritters

There are certain dishes that sum up a region and for me this is one of them. Zucchine, Cucuzze, Zucchini, Courgettes, whatever you want to call them these tasty courgette flower fritters are unforgettable. Not only are they addictive, easy to make and totally delicious […]

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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Caffè culture: a guide to Italian coffee

Caffè culture: a guide to Italian coffee

A while back I was sat in a bar at 9am destroying a chocolate croissant (In case you’re worried about why I was in a bar at that time of the morning don’t worry that’s the Italian word for café).  While contemplating my addiction to sweet, […]

Baby Beach Essentials

Baby Beach Essentials

Whether you live by the sea or are simply dreaming of a summer holiday, any parent can tell you that going to the beach with kids  can require a lot of forward planning! Here in Calabria I spend most days on the beach as it […]

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 bronzed arm emerging from the sand.  This turned out to be one of the Riace Bronzes and one of the most important archaeological discoveries for Italy in the last century.

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