One of Italy's least visited regions, Calabria is tougher than some of the other Italian locations, but is still wonderful. It was the first Greek colony founded by the Ions, previously known as a territory named Brutium after an ancient Italic tribe. Made up of five provinces: Consenza, Catanzaro, Crotone, Vibo Valentia and Reggio Calabria, although until 1991 Calabria was only made up of three provinces.
With beaches along its coasts, and canyons, streams, waterfalls and forests in the heart of the region, the landscape is diverse and largely unspoilt, making Calabria perfect for exploring, so we advise you hire a car and become a fully-fledged non Italian tourist in this region! The beach Capo Vaticano is defined as one of the most 100 beautiful beaches in the world - crystal clear waters with fine sands and surrounded by ancient old trees.
Calabria's cuisine is extremely close to the hearts of the locals and they pride themselves on creating beautifully fresh and traditional meals of fish, goat, pork and of course, pasta. Nduja (a soft sausage type spread) is a local delicacy, as is their local chilli pepper Peperoncino, which is found in many dishes in local restaurants, and absolutely worth trying.
Embrace this strong, beautiful region in all its glory and appreciate the full experience of Calabria.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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May - A wonderful time to visit gardens throughout Italy as flowers begin to bloom
May (last weekend) - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars) in many regions of Italy
August - Ferragosto parties throughout Italy on the country’s biggest holiday
September / October - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars) in many regions of Italy during the harvest
September - November - Sagre season, food and wine fairs throughout Italy
October - November - Olive Harvest
December - Christmas markets in many towns
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