DISCOVER CALABRIA WITH CHEF LUCIANO
If you’re in Calabria, you shouldn’t lack the exposure to harbour the preposterous collection of Greek and Roman sculptures and artifacts in the museum at Reggio Calabria. Among the exhibits are the caught on Riace bronzes, two Greek statues recovered from the seabed.
The close but no cigar appealing hut in the orientation is Tropea, a seductive seaside hub with helpful views. Scilla is another diverting seaside dwelling, interim Cosenza can cope with the undeniable resting apartment of Alaric the Goth, a castle, a Gothic cathedral, and sprinkling Byzantine religious art.
If you’re planning a trip through the south of Italy, Calabria offers several pleasant overnight stops on the way south, including seaside towns on the railway line between Rome and Sicily.
I learned a great deal about Calabrian cuisine from Luciano. Luciano knew his topic and was a delight! What better way is there than to learn about Calabria through its food.
“Wonderful Tour, lovely guide and would highly recommended it to anyone wanting to know Calabria out of the typical tourist areas”
“This was a fabulous tour. The selection of different food shops was perfect. Our guide was delightful and really worked to make sure everyone had a good experience..”
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“This food tour was excellent and my husband and I were so happy we did it! Luciano taught us about local Calabria cuisine and customs while taking us to delicious food places..”
Chef Luciano will lead you to this unforgettable food tour.
Explore the heart and soul of southern Italy!
The picturesque scenery of Calabria will one-day beckon hordes of people because nowhere else can one view such a beautiful panorama of nature. Tall, snow-tipped mountains give way to thick luscious forests, white sand beaches, sapphire coastlines and crystal oceans.
Calabria hosts several world-class seaside resorts as well as wonderful mountain top resorts dedicated to winter sports. Tourists will also enjoy watching local artisans produce any number of handicrafts, pottery and ceramics being the most common. Local restaurants serve the finest in Mediterranean influenced foods.
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Most of the cuisine of Calabria is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean. Pasta dishes involving peppers, onions and sausage sauteed with or without sauce are very common. Eggplant is a favourite dish in the region and is served in a variety of ways. Calabria cuisine is often very spicy and sometimes involves the use of chilli
peppers. Seafood in all its forms is highly popular as well as pork.
Calabria is still being discovered by tourists. The natural beauty of the area has not been spoiled by hotel chains and fast food. There are no huge crowds to contend with. The mountains still shine down beautifully, the coast is still clear and uncomplicated, the food is still indigenous to the region, and the people are still living the Italian way. Destinations like Calabria will not stay perfect forever.
Right now Calabria is a perfect vacation spot for the nature lover, scuba diver, sunbather, shopper, and history connoisseur alike. The Calabrian landscape with its ancient relics and modern farmsteads is a wonder to behold. The region is rich with art, religion, history, and culture. There is something for everyone in Calabria.
Although this is a region of sheepherders, Calabrians consume more pork than lamb. Pork is used to make Prosciutto, Pancetta DOP, Salsiccia DOP, Soppressata DOP, Capocollo di Calabria DOP, and Nduja, a sausage flavoured with sweet and spicy peppers.
Calabria, delicious food and traditions!
Bread is a fundamental part of the regional cuisine. Pitta is a type of Calabrian flatbread that is stuffed and seasoned with peppers, tomatoes, and herbs.