Calabria is located in the centre of the Mediterranean, the region extends southwards from Basilicata and is shaped like a small peninsula surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas. It is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina.
The Romans, Normans, Swabians, Angevins, Aragonese, and Bourbons…innumerable are the cultures which have conquered, invaded, inhabited, and deeply marked their passage in this land and enriching the artistic heritage with buildings, churches, castles, archaeological areas, precious sculptures, bas-reliefs and paintings. Among these are the world famous bronze statues of Riace, collected at the National Museum of Reggio Calabria.
But the beauty of Calabria does not end here. Alongside this blend of history and tradition, the unsurpassable beauty of nature stands out not only in the almost 800 kilometers of coastline lined with beautiful beaches and clear blue sea, but also in the wilder mountainous areas and the plains with their citrus orchards and centuries-old olive groves. Calabria is also a region of tradition and folklore. It is for these reasons that Calabria is a unique land, a region of a thousand faces that thrills the visitor for its strong contrasts.