Crotone doesn’t appear in any of the usual guidebooks. This is such a shame as visitors are missing out on such a treat! It feels like one of those places that Calabrians want to keep all to themselves!
Liquorice is like Marmite. People either love it or hate it. There is no middle ground! The plant is native to northern Calabria near Taranto. The Amarelli family have been harvesting and selling it since the 17th century. So much so, you can now visit their factory and museum!
Tropea on the Tyrrhenian Sea’s Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods) is Calabria’s most famous resort town. It is also the current holder of the title of Italy’s most beautiful village and it is easy to see why. Tropea has miles of pristine white beaches. It also has so much more!
To debunk the myth, in Italy, meatballs are NOT normally served with spaghetti or any other type of pasta!
We’ve had some fabulous guests on our podcast, where we talk to people who love Italy as much as us. Today’s equally fabulous guest is Gino De Blasio.
Pizzo is a seaside town in the north of Calabria. It is also home to the most delectable ice cream dessert, the tartufo.
As you know we’ve started a podcast where we talk to people who adore Italy as much as us. Today’s guest is Miranda Gore Browne, finalist in the first series of Great British Bake Off. Since the Bake Off Miranda has been busy creating her own website and cooking school and has worked with Kenwood,…
‘Nduja is a soft, spicy and hot spreadable salami. It is one of the most famous, if not the most famous, of typical Calabrian foods. As you know I like to eat local food! It originates from Spilinga, a town in the north of Calabria, where they have an annual ‘Nduja festival. More of that…
As you know we’ve started a podcast where we talk to people who adore Italy as much as us. Our guest today is Jo MacKay of bookingsforyou.com.
Part Two… In the last post, you will remember we got off the train in what we thought was Catanzaro. However, we were in the middle of nowhere, with no public transport, no people and no taxis in sight. We sent a message to the owner of our accommodation, Salvatore, explaining what idiots we had…
We decided to have a night away along the coast in Catanzaro and as it is just along the coast, we thought we would go by the coast railway instead of the car. Big Mistake!!!!!
Anyone who has read this blog will know about our love of wine! It’s even better if it’s local wine! Lockdown is finally easing here in Italy. So, we thought it would be a good idea to visit our favourite local vineyard in Calabria – Altomonte!