Guide to Calabria
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Join us for our second very special annual culinary tour in Calabria called Calabrian Table Tour. An exclusive culinary adventure meeting chefs, cooks and locals of Calabria. We will take you on a journey into the hidden villages of the mountainous Pollino to the coastal areas of Vibo Valentia to...
Contact In Italy Tours for unique and luxury tours of Calabria, Sicily and the Castelli Romani near Rome Designed for small groups and foodies looking to get off the vacation circuit, you will experience authentic daily life as lived by local people and enjoy their food and wine in their company. ...
Based in Tropea, the one day Calabria cooking classes of In Italy Tours are perfect for anyone wanting a truly authentic introduction to traditional Calabria recipes and cuisine. You will start learning the secrets with these hands-on cooking lessons located in a family estate of rolling olive grov...
The following day long food tours are proposed by In Italy Tours based in Tropea. They should be considered as complementary alternatives to other week long tours and special tours run by Tania in Calabria. MORNING FISHING EXCURSION IN TROPEA Enjoy sailing the crystal, clear waters of the Tyrr...
This tour by In Italy Tours based in Tropea is both a gastronomic odyssey and a luxury adventure in Calabria to experience the genuineness of a region rarely visited. Some of the towns and places visited include Tropea, Pizzo, Caria where cooking classes and tastings are planned. The week lo...
CALABRIA INFORMATION AND TOURISM SUGGESTIONS
Calabria is a huge region, the tenth biggest in Italy, over 40% of it is covered in mountains. The coastline is approx. 710 km long and the highest point almost 2000m.
Interestingly, no inhabited center has more than 250,000 people living in it. The A3 is the only real road into Calabria and apart from the two tortuous coast roads there are only 4 other roads of note. Strictly country lanes after that. Be prepared.
Calabria was uniquely located to be influenced by the best the classical world had to offer. Dominated by Hellenic then Roman civilisation, the region can claim to be the home of 'la civiltà mediterranea'. Some towns whose origins date from this period include 'Crotone' (Kroton), 'Reggio Calabria' (Rhegion) and 'Amantea' (Clampetia).
There are 15 museums across the region dedicated to classical times. From the 'Antiquarium' at Locri to the 'Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Sibariticle' at Sibari. In fact, the intrepid independent visitor should seek out Calabria's Greek history first.
Start with the magnificent Bronzes of Riaci in the National Museum of Reggio. These priceless finds should be the symbol of a new Calabria rather than brigands and sopressata. The Magna Grecia was centred here and other towns founded by the Greeks include Crotone, Locri, Sibari and Cirò. Finally, dont miss out on bergamots and nduja.
Consult our latest Calabria travel articles below, or access them from the links right divided by recipes, food, wine, itineraries, tours and trip suggestions.
Browse the main Travel Categories menu above for all the tours, vacation breaks and guides featured in Delicious Italy divided by typology. Below we highlight a selection of incoming tour offers in Tropea, Pollino National Park and the rest of Calabria.
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Our articles about Calabria below.
• five fruit liqueur drink • timballo calabrese • pasta alla calabrese recipe • vermicelli breadcrumbs recipe • calabria peperonata • spiedino calabrese or calabria kebabs • swordfish recipe • mostaccioli biscuit recipe • cannariculi donuts • cuzzupe di pasqua • soppressata salumi • pasta alla calabrese • maccheroni with nduja and bacon
• bergamots from calabria • gastronomy of crotone province • cosenza wines • ancient greek wine • calabria salami types • nduja • tropea red onions • carnival dishes • august food festivals • sorbet history
• western calabria route • guide to reggio calabria • calabrian tarantella dance • catanzaro coast • vibo valentia • tropea • kroton or crotone • inland from trebisacce • alto jonio cosentino • cariati • saracen coast • towns of the pollino • aspromonte mountains • riace bronzes • casanova visits calabria • brief history of calabria • calabria dialect • scilla on the costa viola • walking tour of cosenza • capo rizzuto marine reserve • le castella fortress on isola di capo rizzuto
SPECIAL FEATURE: A Journey Coast to Coast in South Italy
A special first hand travel guide from Gargano in Puglia to Reggio Calabria in association with the Chambers of Commerce of Foggia, Matera, Potenza, Crotone, Cosenza and Reggio Calabria.