culturale

Archeoderi Archeological Park

Archeoderi Archeological Park

Location Bova Marina
TipoAree Archeologiche


Archaeological digs show that as far back as Neolithic times the cult of a Mother Goddess was practiced here, while there is documentary evidence of r...

Archeological excavations of Umbro

Archeological excavations of Umbro

Location Bova Marina
TipoAree Archeologiche


At about 4 kilometres from the coast, close to the boundary between the towns of Bova and Bova Marina, lies the archaeological site of Umbro. At the f...

Breads

Breads

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


Wheaten bread Wheaten bread, or “home-made bread”, made using flour from the durum wheat grown on the slopes of the Aspromonte massif, use...

Byzantine Churches of S. Lorenzo

Byzantine Churches of S. Lorenzo

Location San Lorenzo
Tipochiese


Two churches, two Byzantines jewels in the very heart of the village of San Lorenzo. In the middle of Piazza Regina Margherita, on either side of the ...

Capo dell'Armi Lighthouse

Capo dell'Armi Lighthouse

Location Motta San Giovanni
Tipofari


The Capo dell’Armi lighthouse stands on a cliff by the same name, in the municipal area of Motta San Giovanni in the Province of Reggio Calabria. It...

Capo Spartivento Lighthouse

Capo Spartivento Lighthouse

Location Brancaleone
Tipofari


The lighthouse at Capo Spartivento, Brancaleone, consists of a white quadrangular tower standing on a one-storey construction, built in 1867 and renov...

Carcare nel Borgo di Palizzi Superiore

Carcare nel Borgo di Palizzi Superiore

Location Palizzi
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Castle of Amendolea

Castle of Amendolea

Location Borgo di Amendolea
Tipocastelli


The life-story of the historic site of Amendolea, a hamlet belonging to the Condofuri municipal area, is riddled with strife. After having been ravage...

Castle of Bova

Castle of Bova

Location Bova
Tipocastelli


Bova is the most important town of Calabria’s so-called “Graecanic Island”, an area in the province of Reggio Calabria where native speakers of ...

Castle of Palizzi

Castle of Palizzi

Location Borgo di Palizzi Superiore
Tipocastelli


The fourteenth-nineteenth century Castle of Palizzi Superiore, which stands on top of an enormous sheer-faced rock formation, 300 metres above sea lev...

Castle of Pentedattilo

Castle of Pentedattilo

Location Borgo di Pentedattilo
Tipocastelli


The foundation of Pentedattilo goes back to the high middle ages. It may have been the result of the wide-scale reorganisation of the territory undert...

Castle of Piromallo

Castle of Piromallo

Location Montebello Jonico
Tipocastelli


Castle Piromallo, popularly known as “Turri”, has been standing in the hamlet of Fossato, in the Municipality of Montebello Jonico, for over two c...

Castle of Santo Niceto

Castle of Santo Niceto

Location Motta San Giovanni
Tipocastelli


At only ten kilometres from Reggio, between the Macellari and San Giovanni Rivers, lies the Sant’Aniceto Valley which Monsignor Antonio De Lorenzo, ...

Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Isodia

Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Isodia

Location Bova
Tipochiese


The Co-Cathedral of Bova, or Cattedrale di Santa Maria dell’Isodia, is situated in a position higher up that the rest of the historic centre next to...

Charcuterie

Charcuterie

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


The origin of the Calabrian charcuterie almost certainly dates back to the period when the Greeks colonised the Ionian coast and the Magna Grecia area...

Cheeses

Cheeses

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


The king of all traditional local cheeses is pecorino, made usually, from a mixture of goat’s and ewe’s milk. There is, of course, the excellent r...

Church of  Maria SS. Annunziata

Church of Maria SS. Annunziata

Location Brancaleone
Tipochiese


In Brancaleone Superiore there once stood a church dedicated to Maria Santissima Annunziata, completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1908. Today, of...

Church of  S. Niceto

Church of S. Niceto

Location Bova Marina
Tipochiese


In the Apàmbelo locality, at about 70 metres above the Vena River, stand the ruins of the small San Niceto church (tenth century), measuring about 6...

Church of Carmine

Church of Carmine

Location Borgo di Palizzi Superiore
Tipochiese


MADONNA DEL CARMINE [OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL] The Church of the Madonna del Carmine in Palizzi was built in 1573. To the name of the church are often...

Church of Immacolata

Church of Immacolata

Location Bova
Tipochiese


IMMACOLATA [MARY IMMACULATE] Walking through the village of Bova, there are several buildings worth visiting, including the Chiesa dell’Immacolata [...

Church of Maria SS. del Leandro

Church of Maria SS. del Leandro

Location Motta San Giovanni
Tipochiese


In Motta San Giovanni, in the Oleander district about four kilometres from the town centre, it is possible to visit the Sanctuary of Maria Santissima ...

Church of Our Lady of Porto Salvo

Church of Our Lady of Porto Salvo

Location Melito Porto Salvo
Tipochiese


Principal works of art The painting of the Madonna di Porto Salvo, which stands on the altar of the church of the in Porto Salvo, depicts the Madonna ...

Church of S. Anna

Church of S. Anna

Location Borgo di Palizzi Superiore
Tipochiese


Palizzi has retained the charm of the old, medieval village, comprising narrow streets, lanes and flights of steps connecting the village’s houses. ...

Church of S. Maria dell'Alìca

Church of S. Maria dell'Alìca

Location Borgo di Pietrapennata
Tipochiese


The tiny hamlet of Pietrapennata stands in the Alìca Valley, where the evocative remnants of what was once a church, maybe a monastery, still stand, ...

Church of Saints Pietro e Paolo

Church of Saints Pietro e Paolo

Location Borgo di Pentedattilo
Tipochiese


The Church of Saints Peter and Paul, of probable Byzantine origin, has a single nave, a more recent neoclassical façade and a square-based, two-tiere...

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Location Borgo di Galliciano'
Tipochiese


SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA [SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST] The church, of Byzantine origin, overlooks the town’s main square. It houses two images of the patron...

Church of San Leo

Church of San Leo

Location Bova
Tipochiese


The Church of St. Leo was built at the end of the eighteenth century on ruins of a previous building. Inside there is a chapel of relics. Some of them...

Church of San Nicola

Church of San Nicola

Location Roghudi Vecchio
Tipochiese


The little church of San Nicola, recently restored despite the fact that the town itself is uninhabited, is an unassuming, sacred place that retains i...

Church of San Rocco

Church of San Rocco

Location Roccaforte del Greco
Tipochiese


This church was built in the sixteenth century. At that time the altar was in plain masonry, the tabernacle was small, the candlesticks in silver-coat...

Church of San Rocco

Church of San Rocco

Location Bova
Tipochiese


S. Rocco [St. Roch] is a saint venerated a lot in Bova. The small church dedicated to him stands close to an old monastery of the Frati Minori di Sant...

Church of San Sebastiano

Church of San Sebastiano

Location Cardeto
Tipochiese


According to a number of documents, the church of the patron saint of Cardeto, San Sebastiano, is seventeenth-century and, unusually, built outside th...

Church of San Teodoro

Church of San Teodoro

Location Bagaladi
Tipochiese


Walking through the hamlet’s little, narrow streets, which lead to the main square, we come across the church of San Teodoro. Principal works of art...

Church of Santa Caterina

Church of Santa Caterina

Location Bova
Tipochiese


Originally dedicated to the Holy Ghost, the church of St Catherine was rebuilt during the second half of the twentieth century and consecrated in 1969...

Church of Santa Maria de' Tridetti

Church of Santa Maria de' Tridetti

Location Staiti
Tipochiese


The Church of Santa Maria de’ Tridetti is situated a few kilometres from Staiti, in a green valley against a protective backdrop of mountains. Today...

Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Location Staiti
Tipochiese


The present th ree-aisled Baroque church dedicated to Santa Maria della Vittoria [Our Lady of Victory] was developed from an older two-aisled late-Ren...

Church of SS. Pietro e Paolo

Church of SS. Pietro e Paolo

Location Cardeto
Tipochiese


In Cardeto, the church of Santi Pietro e Paolo [Saints Peter and Paul], houses a valuable eighteenth-century painting of saints Sants Cosmas and Damia...

Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Location Borgo di Amendolea
Tipochiese


This church known previously as La Madonna dell’Assunta [Our Lady of the Assumption] once stood in the old mediaeval hamlet of Amendolea. In 1869 it...

Church of the Spirito Santo

Church of the Spirito Santo

Location Roccaforte del Greco
Tipochiese


The Church of the Spirito Santo [Holy Ghost] was built between 1930 and 1934 by the Anonima Costruzione edilizia building company directed by engineer...

Civic Museum of Palaeontology in Bova

Civic Museum of Palaeontology in Bova

Location Bova
TipoMusei


The Museo di Paleontologia e Scienze Naturali dell’Aspromonte, which occupies premises covering a floor space of about 300 square metres, which once...

Dance in Greek Calabria

Dance in Greek Calabria

Location Calabria Greca
TipoMusica e Danza


Pios tragudài to calocèri to chimòna chorègui. Choever sings in summer willa dance in winter. Music is the life companion of human beings. It is ...

Frantoio Jacopino a Bagaladi

Frantoio Jacopino a Bagaladi

Location Bagaladi
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Frantoio nel Borgo di Montebello Jonico

Frantoio nel Borgo di Montebello Jonico

Location Montebello Jonico
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Frantoio nel Borgo di Pietrapennata

Frantoio nel Borgo di Pietrapennata

Location Borgo di Pietrapennata
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Gallicianò’s  “Anzel Merianoù” Ethnographc Museum

Gallicianò’s “Anzel Merianoù” Ethnographc Museum

Location Borgo di Galliciano'
TipoMusei


The Museo Etnografico “Anzel Bogasari-Merianoù” in Gallicianò, [“Anzel Merianoù” Ethnographc Museum of Gallicianò], Condofuri, is housed...

Gateway to the Park and the Olive-Oil Museum

Gateway to the Park and the Olive-Oil Museum

Location Bagaladi
TipoMusei


The history of olive oil is the leading topic at Bagaladi’s Porta del Parco. The Gateway to the Park building is the ancient Jacopino water-driven o...

Iconography

Iconography

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoartigianato


The making of an icon From a technical point of view, icons are painted onto wooden panels, using natural pigments. Broadly speaking, the procedure is...

L'Oro Verde della Calabria Greca: il Bergamotto

L'Oro Verde della Calabria Greca: il Bergamotto

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


The Citrus Bergamia Risso is bergamot, a random fruit-bearing hybrid of cedar, mandarin, lemon and orange that grows on the southern Ionian coast, tha...

Little Church of Sant'Anastasio

Little Church of Sant'Anastasio

Location Montebello Jonico
Tipochiese


On the slopes of the Punta d’Argento [Silver Point] hill, at about one hundred metres above the San Pietro river, near a disused oil mill, half-hid...

Little Churches of Amendolea Antica

Little Churches of Amendolea Antica

Location Borgo di Amendolea
Tipochiese


Outside the walls that skirt the Ruffo di Calabria Castle there are three little churches of considerable architectural interest. Of the twelfth-centu...

Little Churches on the road to Castello S. Niceto

Little Churches on the road to Castello S. Niceto

Location Montebello Jonico
Tipochiese


Already along the pathway, as we approach the base of the Castle, we come across the ruins of a number of little churches. The first one to be seen (p...

Main Dishes

Main Dishes

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


Carne di capra alla vutana [Bova-style goat’s meat] La carne di capra alla vutana is the way goat’s meat is most frequently cooked in the Bova dis...

Mulino Lonzio del Borgo di Roghudi

Mulino Lonzio del Borgo di Roghudi

Location Roghudi Vecchio
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Mulino Pagliomilo di Roghudi

Mulino Pagliomilo di Roghudi

Location Roghudi Vecchio
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Mulino Schicciu di Palizzi Superiore

Mulino Schicciu di Palizzi Superiore

Location Borgo di Palizzi Superiore
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Museo della Lingua Greco-Calabra "Gerhard Rohlfs"

Museo della Lingua Greco-Calabra "Gerhard Rohlfs"

Location Bova
TipoMusei


Il Museo della Lingua Greco-Calabra “Gerhard Rohlfs” è stato inaugurato a Bova il 21 maggio 2016, grazie all’intervento sinergico del Parco Na...

MuseOsteria "Arts and Flavours"

MuseOsteria "Arts and Flavours"

Location Cardeto
TipoMusei


The MuseOsteria [lit. Inn-Museum], born thanks to the patient and tireless work begun over thirty years ago by Marcello Manti, is the fruit of researc...

Music in Greek Calabria

Music in Greek Calabria

Location Borgo di Galliciano'
TipoMusica e Danza


Pios tragudài to calocèri to chimòna chorègui. Choever sings in summer willa dance in winter. Music is the life companion of human beings. It is t...

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoartigianato


The most welcome respite for rich and poor alike is to gather to listen to the beautiful tragude or songs, accompanied by the bagpipe and the tambouri...

Musical Instruments of Greek Calabria

Musical Instruments of Greek Calabria

Location
TipoMusica e Danza


  I Cerameddhe Zampogna “Smìngondo sto choro ti vvradìa to glicìo tragùdi to ppuddhìo, i melodia ftinì ti cceramèddha, cheretònda tin i...

Palmenti nel Borgo di  Palizzi Superiore

Palmenti nel Borgo di Palizzi Superiore

Location Borgo di Palizzi Superiore
TipoMulini Frantoi e Palmenti


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Panaghulla Archeological Area

Panaghulla Archeological Area

Location Bova Marina
TipoAree Archeologiche


Following the course of the San Pasquale river, the road cuts a Roman site, already known to scholars, in two. Here, in the Panaghia locality, there h...

Pies, cakes, biscuits

Pies, cakes, biscuits

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


Petrali [Christmas pies, somewhat akin to mince pies] These pies are of ancient origin and their ingredients were once put aside during the year to us...

Pottery

Pottery

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoartigianato


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Products of the bergamot

Products of the bergamot

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


The bergamot, from the Turkish beg-armudi, the lord’s pear tree, is a particular citrus grown only along the Calabrian coast from Villa San Giovanni...

Proto-Papal Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Proto-Papal Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Location Borgo di Amendolea
Tipochiese


The thirteenth-fourteenth-century Proto-Papal Church of the Assumption or, as it is known by tradition, Santissima Annunziata [Most Holy Annunciation...

Recipes for all seasons from Bova

Recipes for all seasons from Bova

Location Bova
Tipoenogastronomia


The village of Bova, so full of charm and history, is custodian of a set of traditional recipes based on simple ingredients, yet tasty at the same tim...

Reversed bergamot peel

Reversed bergamot peel

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoartigianato


Bergamot is a fragrant citrus fruit which, for some unknown, mysterious reason, grows only along the Ionian coast of the southernmost tip of the Provi...

Sanctuary of  S. Maria Assunta

Sanctuary of S. Maria Assunta

Location Cardeto
Tipochiese


There is evidence that the Calabrian Greek rite was practiced in Cardeto and the valley of the Sant’Agata River until 1700. The Sanctuary of the Ass...

Sanctuary of Madonna del Mare

Sanctuary of Madonna del Mare

Location Bova Marina
Tipochiese


On the 31st of May 1965, the bishop of Bova, Monsignor Aurelio Sorrentino, elevated to the status of Sanctuary the church on the Capo San Giovanni D...

Scavi Archeologici di Bova

Scavi Archeologici di Bova

Location Bova
TipoAree Archeologiche


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Staiti’s Museum of Italo-Greek Saints

Staiti’s Museum of Italo-Greek Saints

Location Staiti
TipoMusei


Mystical Aspromonte: landscapes of the spirit Giuseppe Bombino, President of the National Park of Aspromonte Building up the memory of a territory thr...

Starters

Starters

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


Bucatini cu u stoccu [Bucatini with stockfish] U pisci stòccu (stocco) is stockfish [dried cod] used as the basis of many dishes typical of the provi...

The Hellenophone [Greek language] museum

The Hellenophone [Greek language] museum

Location Bova Marina
TipoMusei


Set up only recently in the lower ground floor of the Regional Institute of Higher Studies of Greek-Speaking Calabria [Istituto Regionale Superiore di...

The Orthodox Church, Gallicianò

The Orthodox Church, Gallicianò

Location Borgo di Galliciano'
Tipochiese


On the summit of the hamlet of Gallicianò stands the small church dedicated to Our Lady of Greece [Madonna della Grecia– Panagia tis Elladas] w...

The ruins of the Church of San Giovanni

The ruins of the Church of San Giovanni

Location Montebello Jonico
Tipochiese


The twelfth-century church of San Giovanni, now a ruin, has a single nave with a sole protruding apse and two doorways: one facing west, the other, as...

The Rural Civilisation Trail of Bova

The Rural Civilisation Trail of Bova

Location Bova
TipoMusei


From the rediscovery of one’s own roots to a rediscovery of the roots of an entire area  “For over ten years now, every summer, I have returned t...

Tradizional cooking

Tradizional cooking

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


The traditional cuisine of the Graecanic Aspromonte area is frugal; it is the food of mountain-dwellers and yet, it is tasty and full of flavoursome s...

WEAVING

WEAVING

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoartigianato


I Penelope greca an tin Calavrìa / The Greek-Calabrian Penelope Calabrian handicrafts have always been of primary importance to the economy of the G...

Wild plants and herbs

Wild plants and herbs

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


Greek Calabria’s edible plants. Greek Calabria is of great interest to ethnobotanists, that is, to researchers who study the use of plants by the i...

Wines

Wines

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoenogastronomia


PALIZZI One of Calabria’s most renowned wines, Palizzi, is the IGT [fine wine] of the Graecanic Area and is produced in the district between Palizzi...

WOODWORK

WOODWORK

Location Calabria Greca
Tipoartigianato


L’arte dei pastori/ I arte tos sambatàro/ The art of shepherds The universe of crafts practiced by men is also an authentic art form, born in ancie...