I have the ambition to show you my region from another point of view.
A few years ago I started using the camera not to take pictures as is often used but to tell a story.
And there would be many stories to tell around Calabria.
To such an extent that I even wanted to read about some stories discovered even by chance. The most engaging story so far was the one discovered in the tourist village of Le Castella where a bronze bust is erected in memory of a certain Alì Uccialì.
I discovered the story of a kidnapped boy who became a great Turkish pirate still revered in Istanbul in a large mosque.
After finding an ancient book about his life, I tried to understand what genius a little suburban man had in the great battle of Lepanto.
Here, despite being defeated by the Christian army, Ali returned home with some banner as a trophy.
Placanica and the murals you don’t expect
How I would like to travel …
Unfortunately, the past year has forced us to live with new rules that are often difficult to accept.
We hope that 2021 will bring all the vaccines necessary to eradicate this virus.
So it will be easier to go back to travel and stay with the people we love most, visit the places of the heart, the cities of art and look for the most evocative views of our areas.
Happy 2021 to all, hoping that it is propitious for our wishes.
Recent Trips To The Region
These are some of the latest posts I have recently published to describe the latest tours in Calabria. If you want you can read them to have a wider experience than what I saw with my camera and drone.
In the territory of Borgia there is a Basilian monastery abandoned to neglect. It has been listed as a national heritage but it stands on private land and is poorly or poorly indicated. I think the superintendency should take care of it otherwise we may lose what is left of it.
Capo Vaticano is a rare pearl between two gulfs. Among the most beautiful beaches there is that of Grotticelle, Riaci, Praia du focu. But the most suggestive is that of Torre Ruffa.
The Cavallara Tower in Catanzaro scored 3,919 votes, placing itself in 106th place overall out of the over 39,500 candidate sites.
One of the finest examples of the Calabrian Middle Ages is in San Giovanni in Fiore. We are in the center of the Sila Grande, halfway between Cosenza and Crotone.
One of the things you can do while visiting Vibo valentia is to go to the old area to see the cathedral of san michele arcangelo
3 fairytale days in just 250 kilometers to be covered in 7 stages. Guide to the beauty of Ionian Calabria. Shooting from the drone