Want to explore the real Italy? Calabria should be the right destination for you. This part of Italy is quite poorer, and travelers can experience a slower pace of life. To your surprise, there are many shops close for several hours in a day in mid-afternoon. No matter how this part of Italy goes, Calabria has a number of amazing things for you to enjoy when you come here for a relaxing trip.
Situated to the southern part of Italy, the region of Calabria brings gorgeous coastlines with good number of outdoor activities. There are a plenty of hiking area for travelers. Most of the parks charm people with their beautiful wildflowers. To name a few well known wildflowers, there are hyacinth, narcissi and violi. Oregano, mint and thyme are the edible plants found alongside the wildflowers. Le Pisarre close to Cosenza is a working farm where you will come across fields of olive trees and citrus. This farm is also famous for vegetables, organic fruit and honey. The Parco Nazionale Della Sila is another place to explore the landscape pretty well.
Most Sought after Beaches:
If you are wondering the best time to enjoy the Calabrian weather, the answer would be its hot summer. There are numerous outstanding beaches offering an array of ways to enjoy the weather and fun-filled beach activities.
Tropea is a coastal town famous among sun seekers. It has wide and pristine sandy beaches with magnificent views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Mt. Stromboli. Grab a place on the beaches of Tonicello and Grotticelle and simply lie down and let the sun kiss your body. Calabria Apartments are well known for providing relaxing and comfortable stay near the beaches.
Famous Historic Sites:
The region mesmerizes visitors with some of the most popular historic sites. One of the first things to visit here is the Cattolica Monastery. The monastery dates back to the 10th century and is a major evidence of Stilo’s associations with the Ottoman Empire and Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. You will easily trace similarities of this red brick church with various structures that are found in various parts of Armenia and Greece.
Delicious Food & Drink:
Food and drink in Italy varies from region to region. You will find one kind of food according to the region you are visiting. In Calabria, food bears Greek influences. The main ingredient in this region is Cattolica Monastery. Love wine? This vibrant region of southern Italy produces both white and red wines. Greco di Bianco and Ciro are enjoying popularity over the years.