Visitors guide to Calabria

Calabria beah, ©SheaAk/Flickr

Calabria beah, ©SheaAk/Flickr

Calabria is not only a beautiful area in the southern part of Italy with crystal clear beaches both of the Ionian and the Tyrrenian Seas, being also neighbour with Sicily, located really close to it, between them standing only the strait called Messina. Calabria is the perfect holiday destination for any type of person.

It has an amazing coastline with unique sea views, both sandy and rocky beaches. It is a great place also for those who like the wild nature or for those who are keen on ancient vestiges. The delicious and genuine local food is just a bonus to all the gorgeous experiences you can get here.

The diversified Calabria

Calabria has to offer something for any of its visitors. Those nature lover tourists who like to discover the mainland will enjoy the many scents and unpolluted landscapes of Calabria. There you can see large green areas, marvelous lakes and breathtaking waterfalls.

Calabria, Tropea, ©@Michael/Flickr

Calabria, Tropea, ©@Michael/Flickr

If you are one of thos who like to stay on the beach, sunbathing and swimming, the crystal blue water of the Calabria coastlines give you the opportunity to choose a resort that you’d like and spend here your entire vacation.

But Calabria is much more than beautiful landscapes. It has a past that can be discovered in any part of the area from the small towns and villages, where traditions still stay alive, the remains of ancient buildings or entire settlements as well as visiting the many orgeous religious buildings like churches and monasteries or the royal residences including castles and palaces.

Calabria beah, ©SheaAk/Flickr

Calabria beah, ©SheaAk/Flickr

Local food

No visitors guide to Calabria should ignore the authentic cuisine of the region. The local food of Calabria is very much as the landscape of the area: awakens strong emotions within us. This is mainly because of a main ingredient of the Calabrian food, the pepperoncino, which is a hot pepper as you can guess by the name. It is used is almost any dish from bread, meat products, especially sausages and fish dishes. The other main ingredient of the local food is a sweet onion, which is protected by the PGI quality mark. This is in an interesting contrast with the hot pepper that we mentioned above.

Calabria market, ©CRUSTINA!/Flickr

Calabria market, ©CRUSTINA!/Flickr

When you visit Calabria, you must taste the specialties of the region including the local pasta dishes made in old traditional ways. The best ingredients that are used in the region are the extra-virgin olive oil, delicious wines, bergamotliqeurs, delicious honey and different jams, liquorice, citron and many herbs.

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