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calabira - calabria
(visit more italian regions)

books on calabria

Cucina Di Calabria : Treasured Recipes and Family Traditions from Southern Italy

Blue Guide Southern Italy : South of Rome to Calabria (8th Ed)

Farm in Calabria & Other Poems

Old Calabria (Marlboro Travel)

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If Italy had a foot fetish, Calabria would be its erogenous zone! It is the tip of the Italian peninsula and shares a border with Basilicata. Though it's population density is high, it's lower than the national average. A region of huge mountains and lowlands, Calabria is one of the most heavily wooded areas in Italy. The random mountains have exacerbated the region's isolation from the rest of the country and as a result, there is no single dialect -- there are three! Though beautiful in its raw simplicity, Calabria's reputation is darkened by the 'ndrangheta, cousin to the Mafia (though careful travelers need not be put off by this). Find excellent olives, citrus and wine grapes here. Major cities include Cosenza, Catanzaro, La Sila, and Regiio di Calabria.

easter in scalea reader Jenny traveled all the way to Calabria to meet her fiance's family. Want to know what happened?

what do you know about calabria?
Test your knowledge of Calabrian history, geography, and culture with this simple quiz!

a tasty education
Ad you may have guessed, because of the geography and Greek and Albanian influences in southern Italy, and particularly Calabria you'll find an entierly different cooking terminology. Alice Pazzaglia has compiled some of the most frequently used terms in the Glossary of Calabrian and Southern Italian Foods.

on the calabrese stove
Learn about the history of Calabrian Cuisine and celebrate Calabrese heritage with an authenticillay Calabrian meal, in a tavola!

your  calabrian experience
Tell us about your Calabrian experience or read what others had to say in the traveling to italy forum.

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Calabrian Farmhouses
Farm Holidays in Italy
Agriturismo Contessa
Masseria Torre Di Albidona

The city Catanzaro*

customs & history
National customes of Calabria
Calabria-Oriolo, History & People

food & wine
La cucina calabrese
Calabrian wines

Arts & landscapes
Bressi's pictures

travel & tourisim
Welcome to Italy
Italian Tourist Web Guide
The Company of Tourism
Windows on Italy

* site in Italian


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