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An Individual Trip in Calabria

Quando si sceglie la Calabria come destinazione del proprio viaggio, il rischio è di rimanere sempre magnificamente sorpresi. E’ successo a Madame e Monsieur Wanner, due meravigliose persone provenienti dalla Svizzera che si sono affidati a noi, Le Vie della Perla T.O., per organizzare le loro due settimane di viaggio alla scoperta di tradizioni, gastronomia […]

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The comeback trip in Calabria.

About 1 year ago, in 2017, I received an email with the object “Desde la Patagonia” (From Patagonia). An Argentine man asked to me a 4 day tour in Calabria for him, his wife and their 4 friends. They had planned a long tour in Europe which included a cruise on the Mediterranean sea, and […]

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Sightseeing of Mendicino: traditions, religion and myths.

Leaving Cosenza towards Mount Cocuzzo, you arrive at the medieval village of Mendicino which was once an important silk centre. Its historical centre welcomes the visitors with its Clock Tower in the “Rione Castello” (the Castle District), so called in memory of the Castello Novo (the new castle) which was portraid by the Prussian Catel, a painter, during one of his […]

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San Pietro a Maida and the Route of the Mills.

San Pietro a Maida is a little town near Catanzaro and is very famous for the production of olive oil: in fact as you leave the motorway to reach the village, along the route you can see great fields of olive trees which stand one next to an other like soldiers in different rows. Not so […]

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San Floro: a tradition which becomes passion.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Easter Rituals in Calabria.

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 […]

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Christmas in Calabria

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 […]

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Blog Tour in the Sila National Park.

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 […]

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