Welcome to Calabria
If a Vespa-riding, siesta-loving, chaotically unadorned version of Italy still exists, you’ll probably find it in Calabria, the ‘toe’ that kicks Sicily into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Scarred by recurrent earthquakes and lacking a Matera or Lecce to give it high-flying tourist status, this is a land of throwbacks and traditions, sheltered by craggy mountains and burdened with a long history of poverty, Mafia activity and... Read More
Top experiences in Calabria
Gourmet Dinner with a Chef in Lamezia Terme
If a Vespa-riding, siesta-loving, chaotically unadorned version of Italy still exists, you’ll find it in Calabria, the ‘toe’ that kicks Sicily into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here, home-cooked meals are a staple, and during this experience you'll be immersed in the culinary traditions of Lamezia Terme. For the uncensored version of la dolce vita, participate in this activity. The culinary traditions in Lamezia Terme are among the richest in Italy. Enter your host's home and enjoy a gourmet dinner with a local chef, who will share the secrets and backgrounds of regional recipes. Your food will be prepared with fresh and seasonal local products, and served with local wine. Don't miss the chance to take in Italy's culinary heritage in an intimate setting.Sample Menu:First course: Artichoke stuffed with cream of fennel and capersSecond course: Spaghetti with purple pesto, mussels, extra-virgin olive oil, and mintThird course: Cuttlefish with asparagus; Foam cocoa and avocado with caramelized orange zestBeverages:Fine wine and beverages served throughout the meal
Pollino National Park Photo Workshop Adventure from Naples and Rome
According to the season and weather condition, activities can change. From November until March Hiking to Monte Pollino or Olive oil tasting, harvesting, and cooking local products, hunting truffles or wild Porcini mushroom. Explore the photographic opportunities.Pollino National Park extends between Basilicata and Calabria regions, the largest natural park in the country. Explore the land that lies between Jonio and Tyrrhenian Sea, just at the end of the Apennines, a huge natural park. Hike to Giardino degli Dei where historically significant trees grow. Have dinner back at the village and talk-critique about our photography experience.In case of weather restrictions, start the day after your leisure breakfast. Travel to Montagna di basso, for truffle hunting deep in the wood. Make an aperitif using what you collect and eat for a reward lunch. Combine the day with another activity back at the village, dressed with waders provided to you. Take an unusual walk into the river try and play with light reflecting into the water.
The Godfather Vintage FIAT 500 Self Drive Tour
Follow the tour leader’s car to discover the beautiful villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò - the location for the scenes set in Corleone of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. You will drive one of the quaint and perfectly pint-sized vintage Fiat 500, a symbol of the famous and stylish Italian culture, as well as the most adored car in Italy.Cruising along the roads you will pass prickly pear plants and almond trees that typify this gorgeous region. Open the roof or the windows and feel the sun and breeze on your skin as you enjoy a relaxing drive through Sicily’s charming roads with your eye-catching and stylish retro car. Be prepared to be the center of attention as you stop off to take photos. Admire the Sicilian countryside as you keep ascending to the first stop - the enchanting town of Savoca. Savoca is a small town of strong artistic and historical interest, surrounded by orange, almond, and olive trees. The city preserves Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque remains and is famous for the crypt where the embalmed corpses of Savoca’s upperclass nobles from XVIII and XIX century are exhibited.While in Savoca you must stop for a Lemon granita at the famous bar “Vitelli’’, one of Coppola's favorite places. Sit in the exact spot where Al Pacino informed Appollonia's father that his name was Michael Corleone and threatened him with an untimely death.Next stop is the Church of Santa Lucia, where the scene of the wedding between Michael Corleone and Apollonia took place.Than drive to Forza D’Agrò, a typical village of the east Sicilian coast selected by the director to shoot some scenes of the Godfather II and III. The tour continues to see the Baroque Chiesa Madre and the Castle built in XVI century. From here you can admire the magnificent views of the Ionian Sea, Taormina, and Calabria.