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Calabria - Tropea - a.i. photo

“Here in the south the weather is almost always sunny, so the locals spend a lot of time outside on the streets and squares. The café terraces are wonderful, and it’s great to see the old men and women sitting on benches, communicating loudly, front doors left open, kitchen smells, underwear and tablecloths hung out to dry.”
(p.i. 2016)

 

Practicals

Transport

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Calabria - one way - b.e. photo

Food

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Calabria - Zambrone - Bar La Marinella - g.c. photo

Calabria - b.e. photo

Calabria - fish shop - swordfish - Krista photo

Calabria - fish shop - pieces - Krista photo

Calabria - Italian breakfast - b.e. photo

Calabria - cold dish

Shopping

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Calabria - Tropea - s.f. photo

Health

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Calabria - Calabrian chili peppers offered as ,,Viagra calabrese" - Krista photo

Others

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Calabria - Cosenza - installation art - Krista photo

Calabria - Cosenza - consolidated chat - Krista photo

Calabria - street art - r.s. photo

Calabria - street art - f.v. photo

Background

Calabria - map

Calabria - map for the foodies - r.n. photo

Destination in brief

Located at the "foot of the Italian boot," Calabria is a region in southern Italy whose main attraction is the hundreds of kilometers of coastline overlooking two different seas (Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea).

Size: 15,222 km² (5,877 mi²) - At the island’s central city, Catanzaro, the distance between the two seas is just 30 kilometers. Calabria has a north-south extent of about 248 kilometers and a maximum east-west extent of 110 kilometers.

Ninety percent of Calabria is mountainous and hilly. That makes traffic difficult, but the landscapes are beautiful and exciting. The mountain villages and towns are lovely.

Population (in 2020): 1.9 million

Average net monthly salary in Reggio Calabria (in 2020): 1000 Euro -  (Italy's average: 1430 Euro, Milan's average: 1660 Euro) 

Tourist attractions:


The coastline between Bagnara Calabra and Lamezia Terme is of Caribbean beauty, postcard quality. The purity of the seawater is five stars. Many (non-Calabrian) Italians say the most beautiful beaches in the country are in Calabria.



Geography

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Calabria - Reggio Calabria - Moreton Bay fig tree at the Lungomare Falcomatà - Krista photo

History

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Calabria - Reggio Calabria - Monument to Victor Emanuele II (King of Italy, 1861-1878) - Krista photo

Calabria - Reggio Calabria - Monument to the Fallen of All Wars - Krista photo

Calabria - Pizzo - a monument to those who died in World War I - Krista photo

Nowadays

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Calabria - Reggio Calabria - Corso G. Mazzini - Krista photo

People

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Calabria - wedding - Krista photo

Calabria - wedding - Krista photo

Calabria - wedding guests - Krista photo

Gastronomy

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Calabria - Tartufo di Pizzo - kr

Calabria - Pizzo - Cafe Dante - tartufo di Pizzo - kr

Attractions

Reggio Calabria

Calabria - Reggio Calabria - Krista photo

Calabria - Reggio Calabria - Cathedral - Krista photo

Crotone

Calabria - the Castle in Crotone . a.v. photo

Pizzo

Calabria - Pizzo - Pizzo Beach - Krista photo

Calabria - Pizzo - beach - Krista photo

Calabria - Pizzo - Krista photo

alabria - Pizzo - The "Winds Collector”by Edoardo Tresoldi, is a sculpture of a man made in mesh wire - Krista photo

Tropea

Calabria - Tropea - Krista photo

Calabria - Tropea - Krista photo

Calabria - Tropea - Krista photo

Calabria - Tropea - Santa Maria dell Isola - monastery on the rock - Krista photo

Rabarama sculptures

Calabria - Reggio Calabria - one of the amazing Rabarama Sculptures along the Lungomare Falcomatà - s.b. photo

Calabria - Reggio Calabria - sculpture - a.c. photo

Scilla

Calabria - Chianalea di Scilla, a beach - Krista photo

Calabria - Scilla - Krista photo

Calabria - Scilla - Krista photo

Cosenza

Calabria - Cosenza - Cathedral - Krista photo

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