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This family concern is deep in the old town in a 16th-century house...
For a taste of traditional Calabrian cooking, modest, welcoming Ristorante a Squella makes for a great lunchtime stop serving reliably good dishes, specialising in seafood and pizzas...
Discover the sights of the largest city in southern Italy on this 3-hour Naples Segway tour...
Lamezia Terme airport , 63km south of Cosenza and 36km west of Catanzaro, at the junction of the A3 and SS280 motorways, links the region with major Italian cities and is also a destination for charters from northern...
From Piazza XV Marzo, follow Via Paradiso, then Via Antonio Siniscalchi for the route to the down-at-heel Norman castle , left in disarray by several earthquakes...
Hidden down a narrow sidestreet, Da Salvatore is an unpretentious restaurant serving excellent local dishes and pizza. Try the salsiccia alla Palanca (sausages with greens), named in honour of a local football hero.
Sila’s main town, San Giovanni in Fiore (1049m) has an attractive old centre. It is famous for its Armenian-style handloomed carpets and tapestry. You can visit the studio and shop of Domenico Caruso , but ring ahead.
An imposing hilltop fortress, the castle has at times been a lighthouse and a monastery. It houses a luntre, the original black boat used for swordfishing, and on which the modern-day passarelle is based.
See Naples’ beautiful coastline and stunning sites on this private shore excursion from Salerno...
This smart yet informal restaurant has windows onto the square. Inside are exposed stone walls, vines and heavy beams. The reassuringly brief menu includes a generous and tasty antipasto (€8).
At the neat little 15th-century Castello Murat, south of Piazza della Repubblica, you can see Murat’s cell. His last days and death by firing squad are graphically illustrated by waxworks.
The town overlooks Santa Maria dell'Isola, a medieval church with a Renaissance makeover, which sits on its own island, although centuries of silt have joined it to the mainland.
Villa Trieste, an attractive park contains the city’s Museo Provinciale, which has various works by Calabrian artists, including Mimmo Rotella, as well as an archaeological section.
Precariously perched, otherworldly Aieta and Tortora must have been difficult to reach pre-asphalt. Rocco buses serve both villages, 6km and 12km from Praia respectively.
Eat at the welcoming Pizzeria Ruota , which has splendid, big pizzas; try the namesake Ruota with pomodori (tomatoes), mozzarella, olives, tuna and peppers (€6).
Sniff around the Antica Salumeria Campanaro in Camigliatello Silano; it’s a temple to all things fungoid, as well as an emporium of fine meats, cheeses, pickles and wines.
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