Stories of Journeys in Calabria describing the sightseeing in characteristic hamlets so rich of culture and traditions, trekking experiences in breathtaking natural places and tasting wine and typical Calabrian food.
Mormanno, the gate to Calabria.
Mormanno is a small village which borders to the Calabrian side of Pollino National Park.
It seems to be at Perugia, in Umbria region, instead this time we are at Cosenza. The Chocolate Festival at Cosenza is by now an institutional event and it’s waited not only from the people who live there. The more famous Eurochocolate at Perugia has been the inspiration for this festival which is at its 15th edition: […]
Nowadays it’s fashionable to get married and promise each other love and fidelity for ever and ever, in some romantic place far away from they live, and Italy is one of the favorite venue for foreigners.
This time we made a sightseeing of San Floro, a little village near Catanzaro, on its green hills facing the Ionian sea. It was called “the village of the giants”, because a legend tells a story about the height of its people who became shorter as time went by. As we arrived, we looked out over […]
A traditional Easter dessert: the ancient “Cuculi” recipe.
The Easter period in Calabria you could see the women who walked to the bakery of the village with big baskets on their head covered each by a dish cloth, the only places where they could bake the “cuddruri”, a traditional Easter pastry. Originally it wasn’t a dessert, but a bread a little bit sweet that people […]
During the Easter period in Calabria every village organizes its rite or religious parade in order to celebrate the rising of Christ from the dead. In Mendicino, a little village close to Cosenza, the people perform the Last Supper and The Passion of Christ on a unique stage: the narrow streets of the village where the actors are the people who live […]
The mountains during the winter are fascinating, especially when they’re covered with soft snow. If you are not able to ski, like me, the better way to live the mountain is with the snowshoes: thanks to them you can walk on deep snow without sinking in and see wonderful wild places. It had just snowed and we organized an […]
Everything appears magic during the Christmas period with the coloured lights and religious customs. In Calabria you begin to feel the Christmas feeling from December the 8th which is the Immaculate Conception Day: this is a public holiday as in the rest of Italy, so in the evening of the day before, in every house people prepare the “cuddruriaddri or cullurelli […]
At the beginning of November, the Sila National Park organized a blog tour in collaboration with WeLike Association in order to promote its territory. Le Vie della Perla – Viaggiare in Calabria, as member of the Association, was involved in providing environmental guides, accommodation and several advice thanks to its experience. Organizing a Blog Tour is like organizing a simple “journey”: you have to […]
I’ve just left the town of Reggio Calabria and continued to the end of Italy turning around the coast from the Tyrrenian to the Ionian Sea. A wonderful route with a view that faces Sicily. Then I arrived in Bova Marina and I continued my journey up in the mountains and eventually Bova appared like a nativity […]