Nature, art, history, culture and enogastronomy combined in one region
Calabria, known as the "tip of the boot" for its form and location, is a region located in southern Italy that still shows traces of its ancient history. Art, culture and tradition emerge from the many archeological sites, monasteries, cathedrals, castles and palaces that testify the charming past of this region, cradle of the "Magna Grecia" and then conquered by the Byzantines, the Svevi and the Normans. Walking through its alleys and hamlets, the tourists are surrounded by testimonies of the magnificent past of this land.
The favourable climate makes it possible to visit Calabria throughout the entire year. Wet by the Ionian Sea on one side and by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the other side, Calabria welcomes its guests with seafronts and golden-sand beaches with a crystal-clear sea. Scalea, Praia a Mare, Pizzo Calabro, Capo Vaticano, Cirò Marina, Diamante, Amantea, Roseto Capo Spulico and Tropea are the favourite summer destinations of tourists. Its unique hinterland characterized by woods, mountains, waterfalls and lakes is perfect for the nature lovers. Moreover, during the winter, it is possible to visit this region and practice winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.
The gastronomy is one of the fundamental characteristics of Calabria that offers numerous D.O.C. products (exported all around the world) to the international culinary heritage. The tourists can follow gastronomic itineraries thanks to the many dedicated festivals and events where tradition meets innovation and genuine delicious dishes are created.