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Calabria Sea - Mountains - Nature

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Enrico Massetti

Often called the Switzerland of the South, Calabria covers the mountainous toe of Italy. Here one finds the most beautiful forests and the hillsides covered with the white leaves of ancient olive trees.

Traveling between the Calabrian mountains, you are in a region bounded by two seas of approximately eight hundred kilometers coasts in an extraordinary land of outstanding beauty.

For this configuration, incalculable views are present. Nevertheless, nature has a plot magnificently, the lines that talent and human work must follow, or art efforts can improve.

The guide describes Calabria's 800 km of pristine coastline in detail, as well as the nature parks and reserves. In addition, it includes the Sports available.

This guide also leads you in a drive in Calabria, starting from Maratea and then going to Papasidero, Cosenza, the Sila mountains, Crotone, Pizzo Calabro, Tropea and Capo Vaticano, Locri, Pentedattilo, to end up in Reggio Calabria.

It includes info on regional food.

Author Enrico Massetti

Language English

Publisher Massetti Publishing Washington DC. USA

Paperback:  120 color Pages Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)
101 color images

Table of content

Enrico Massetti 1

Table of content i

Calabria 1

Calabria villages 2

Bronzi di Riace 4

Coasts and Beaches 5

The Ionic Coast 6

The Coast of Achaeans 6

Sybaris 7

Rocca Imperiale 8

Roseto Capo Spulico 9

Sybaris 10

The Saracens Coast 11

Cirò Marina 12

Capo Colonna 13

Isola di Capo Rizzuto 14

The Oranges Coast 15

The Squillace Gulf 15

Copanello 16

Caminia of Staletti 17

Pietragrande 18

Soverato 19

Badolato Marina 20

The Jasmine Coast 21

Tyrrhenian sea 23

The Cedars Coast 24

San Lucido 24

Amantea 25

San Bernardino da Siena in Amantea - Emanuele Santoro CC BY-SA 4.0 25

Villages overlooking the sea - Belmonte Calabro 26

Longobardi 27

Fiumefreddo 27

Praia a Mare 28

Scalea 29

Diamante 30

Isca blue oasis 31

The Gods Coast 32

Pizzo Calabro 33

Tropea 34

Capo Vaticano 35

The Purple Coast 36

Bagnara Calabra 37

Scilla 39

NATURE 40

Pollino 41

Wild Spirit 41

Wildlife reserve of Pollino Valley of “Raganello.” 42

Main Sites 43

Events 44

Things to Taste 44

Valley of Lao 44

Main Sites 45

Events 45

Argentinian Valley 45

The Sila 46

Main Sites - Taverna 47

Villaggio Mancuso 47

Racise 47

Longobucco 48

San Giovanni in Fiore 48

Aspromonte 49

Main Sites - Pentedattilo 51

Bova 51

Galliciano 51

Gerace 51

Stilo 52

Monasteries 52

The Serre Regional Nature Park 53

History and Spirituality 53

Cultural and natural attractions - Riace 54

Ecomuseum of the ironworks foundries 54

Ferdinandea 54

Marine area “Capo Rizzuto” - Crotone 55

Mediterranean Biodiversity Park-Catanzaro 56

Nature Reserves of Tarsia Lake and the Crati River 57

Regional Marine Parks 58

Marine Park “Riviera dei Cedri” (Coast of the Cedars) 58

Regional Marine Park “Coast of Jasmines” 59

Regional Marine Park “Soverato Bay” 59

Regional Marine Park “Coast of the Gods” 60

Regional Marine Park “Isca Rocks” 60

Sport and adventure 62

Hydro speed 62

Hot Dog 62

Rafting 63

Canyoning 63

Climbing 64

Potholing 64

Banchismo 65

Basic sports 65

Seawater sports 66

Sport Fishing 66

Diving 67

Air sports 67

One-week drive in Calabria 68

The two seas: Maratea and the Tyrrhenian coast 68

Maratea and the Tyrrhenian coast 69

Maratea 70

Maratea seacoast 71

Where to eat in Maratea 71

The village of Papasidero and its findings 73

Romito Paleolithic cave, rock-engraving, and burials 75

Cosenza 76

Cosenza, a bit of history 77

The Castle and the Cathedral 78

Where to eat in Cosenza 78

The Sila 80

The Sila Park 81

Crotone 82

Where to eat in Crotone 84

Pizzo Calabro 85

Pizzo Calabro – history 86

Pizzo Calabro – art 87

Where to eat in Pizzo Calabro 87

Tropea – Capo Vaticano 89

Capo Vaticano 90

Where to eat in Tropea 91

Locri 92

'Ndrangheta hotbed 94

Where to eat in Locri 94

Reggio Calabria 96

Bronzi di Riace 98

Where to eat in Reggio Calabria 98

Pentedattilo 100

How to get to Calabria 102

Calabria Food & Recipes 104

Calabria Recipes 105

Typical food from Calabria includes 105

Other tourism guides 107

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The Author 107

Things to Know 108