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Nocera Terinese, Falerna and Gizzeria: sea and mountains near the Gulf of Lamezia Terme The villages of Nocera Terinese, also known as Tirinese, Falerna and Gizzeria, lie next to each other in the stretch of the Tyrrhenian coast of the province of Catanzaro and each of them consists of a part that directly overlooks the sea and an inner part that goes up to the mountain called Mount Mancuso which reaches 1327 meters above sea level and is equipped with picnic areas in the woods that cover it. In essence, in a few tens of square kilometers in extent, in all three villages, you can enjoy both the sea and the mountains as well as hilly areas which have magnificent views towards the sea below.

The three villages are located on the Tyrrhenian Sea in the narrowest part of Calabria where the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas are joined by the road known as the "two seas" long about 35 km. The coast here is sandy, and in some places very wide. The hill offers generous olive groves and vineyards, both in inaccessible areas in the various terraces reminiscent of the various geological periods that this area has experienced, and that you meet as you climb up the mountain. From several points in the upper area of the mountain you can enjoy a beautiful view to the sea which, especially in the later part of Gizzeria, offers the opportunity to see the gulf in its entirety. Generally you can see the island of Stromboli, one of the Aeolian volcanic islands, but when the horizon is clear and limpid landscape is completed with the presence of the other islands and sometimes even with Sicilian volcano Etna, the latter perhaps snowy, painting an extraordinary scenery.

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Capitolo: Nocera Terinese, Falerna and Gizzeria: sea and mountains near the Gulf of Lamezia Terme ________________________________________________________________________

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Interesting then the natural aspect of the district, for the various habitats which offers visitors. Among the areas to be mentioned is definitely the lake "The Vote" Gizzeria, the mountain with its vegetation, the long beach of the whole territory, wildlife and bird species present in marine areas in the mountains. Agriculture is an important economy of the villages with local products such as the famous onions known as red onions of Tropea and tomatoes of Belmonte which are also produced in Nocera Terinese, the red potato of Istia (small area in in the upper Falerna), many type of vegetables that grow at different heights and during different periods of the year, salami, pickles, wine and oil. Some of these productions have reached a good level of quality and quantity so as to create entrepreneurial in some cases also important. Accommodation is varied and ranges from grand hotels to holiday homes through guesthouses, cottages, and recent Bed & Breakfast. The special conditions of wind technically called " thermal " characterize some parts of the marine Gizzeria that in recent years has become internationally known for windsurfing and kitesurfing, this is a new sport that allows you to travel over the water resting on a tablet

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and towed by kites with great variety of designs and colors that will brighten the sky above. In Gizzeria have been created on purpose beach services wich provide services for the practice of this sport.

The three villages are showing a moderate increase in tourism in recent years due to an improvement in the services offered. In particular, has been increased the level of quality of accommodation, the number of strands in the sea, and has been enriched the restoration of excellence. All three countries have a beautiful promenade, the beaches equipped , children's playground and several harmhouse and quality restaurants, some of which are mentioned on national specialized guides . The geographical position of the three villages, neighbors to the motorway and expressway of the two seas, then easily allows to make a series of trips out of town notes in not very distant as Amantea, Pizzo Calabro, Caminia and Soverato, Isola Capo Rizzuto, Capo Vaticano Scilla and Tropea and then again, Praia a Mare and the island of Dino, Sila Village Palumbo, and that of Camigliatello and Lorica. Some of these trips are offered by local operators. This small guide has been written for tourists who have decided to spend their holidays in this part of Calabria , hoping that it will be a useful tool to enrich their vacation through the knowledge of the places, but also the products and services that this particular area of the territory of Calabria offers. But it was also written for the citizens of this territory, so that they can be proud of the place in which they live and in the hope that more and more involved in the process of exploitation of the same. Bacause of my limited knowledge I wasn’t able to go further in this work, so any contribution will be appreciated for future editions. To carry out this guide I used the most disparate sources and I apologize right now with what I have failed to mention. Where indicated, I'll be happy to do it in future editions . Roberto Vescio

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In nearby Campora S. John is a marina for pleasure craft from which in the summer months you can embark on the Aeolian Islands on ships that offer cruises lasting a day. Similar cruises you can make them not far from the port of Vibo Valentia. A well-known tour operator in Calabria, offers from various countries around the coast, the bus service from and to the port of Vibo Valentia associated with the Aeolian Islands cruise on motor ship of the same operator .

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Sommario Nocera Terinese, Falerna and Gizzeria: sea and mountains near the Gulf of Lamezia Terme ________________________________________________________________________ ........... 1 Nocera Terinese - A bit of history .. ................................................................................................................. 6 Nocera Terinese - Farmhouses: Calabria al Cubo, Canalicchio, Vota . .............................................................. 9 Nocera Terinese - The new Temesa village and its development in the 80’s ................................................. 14 Nocera Terinese - The Old Terina, the history of the city and its findings ...................................................... 15 Nocera Terinese – Restaurants ....................................................................................................................... 17

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Nocera Terinese - Il lungomare e i lidi ............................................................................................................. 20 Nocera Terinese - Babylandia: games for children ......................................................................................... 22 Nocera Terinese - The cultivation and production of onion ........................................................................... 23

Nocera Terinese - Wine and oil “Cantine Odoardi” .................................................................................. 27 Nocera Terinese - Real Estate opportunities: The holiday village "Sea Village" ............................................. 29 Falerna - A bit 'of history .. ............................................................................................................................. 31 Falerna – The mountain Areas for picnicking, fountains of clear water, beautiful views of the gulf .................................................................................................................................................................. 35 Falerna - Castiglione and the old village.......................................................................................................... 38 Falerna - Promenade ....................................................................................................................................... 40 Falerna - The historic centre of Falerna upper part ....................................................................................... 42 Falerna - Equipped beaches: “Gallo”, “Il Pirata”, “Charly” ............................................................................. 44 Falerna - Sporti facilities: soccer, tennis, mountain bike path ....................................................................... 45 Falerna - Handmade and local products......................................................................................................... 45 Falerna - Farmhouses: “Villani” ...................................................................................................................... 46 Falerna - Restaurants: “Il Gambero”, “Il Pirata”, “Tirene”, “Vesuvio2”, “Da Palmerino” ............................... 48 Falerna – Holidays accomodation rentals ....................................................................................................... 48 Falerna - Restaurants: “Tirene” ....................................................................................................................... 49 Falerna – Holidays rentals and Real Estate opportunities: “La Giungla” resort .............................................. 50 Gizzeria - A bit of history.. .............................................................................................................................. 52 Gizzeria - Promenade...................................................................................................................................... 55 Gizzeria - Il windsurf ed il kitesurf in località “Pesce e anguille” e “la Lampara” ........................................... 56 Gizzeria - Restaurants: “Il Pescatore”, “Il Pescefresco”, “Il Marechiaro”, “L’Oasi”, “Le Mimose”. ............... 58 Gizzeria - Farmhouses: “Parco degli Ulivi”, “Torre dei Cavalieri” ................................................................... 59 Gizzeria - La spiaggia ed i lidi .......................................................................................................................... 60 Amantea .......................................................................................................................................................... 62

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Nocera Terinese - The brawn, provolone Sila and local producers ................................................................. 25

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The surrondings - Cleto ................................................................................................................................... 65 The surroundings - Fiumefreddo ..................................................................................................................... 67 The surroundings - Discoteque nearby........................................................................................................... 70 The surroundings - Pizzo, the church of Piedigrotta, the castle Murat and ice cream "Tartufo (truffle)"...... 71 The surroundings - “Serra S. Bruno” village, the “Certosa” and the adventury park “Adrenalina verde”..... 78 I dintorni - L’aeroporto Internazionale di Lamezia Terme .............................................................................. 82 I dintorni - Le terme di Caronte ...................................................................................................................... 85 I dintorni - Riserva marina di Capo Rizzuto ..................................................................................................... 88

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Some loccal product sold nearby .................................................................................................................... 91 Guglielmo cafè ............................................................................................................................................. 91 L’acqua Calabria e la gassosa al Caffè ......................................................................................................... 91

L’amaro del Capo, il liquore alla liquirizia e al limone ................................................................................. 92 Nocera, Falerna e Gizzeria: percorsi cicloturistici ........................................................................................... 94

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La bibita "brasilena" .................................................................................................................................... 92

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Nocera Terinese Nocera Terinese - A bit of history .. The territory of Nocera Terinese is located 20 minutes from the airport of Lamezia Terme and in the immediate vicinity of the motorway (A3) Falerna. It is among the largest in the district and stretches from the sea to the mountain reaching mount Mancuso (1327 m)

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The old urban core is placed between 250-280 meters. above sea level, on a small promontory in the middle of the green valleys and narrow at the bottom of which run two rushing streams. From these deep grooves eroded by natural waters breezes that blow cool air during warm periods while the mountains that surround the valley are holding back the cold winds of winter. Nocera Terinese was always appreciated for the unique climatic conditions and for the wealth of fresh and clear springs. There are reports that the Bali family of S.Eufemia (the land was owned by the Knights of Malta) used to spend holidays in their palace of Nocera. The religious influence of the town is marked by the presence of numerous churches in its territory (only six in the urban core) and three convents (Minor Conventual, Capuchin , Augustinian). Its historical record dates back to the fifth century: the geographer Stephen of Byzantium

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - A bit of history ..

The community, which records now little more than 5,000 residents, is discovering the tourism industry on the marine band 's enrichment related services in addition to the presence of second homes and resorts spread over the coastal territory. In recent years the country has seen a renewal of infrastructure and planning arose spontaneously in an alternative way of big natural potential.

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recalls that the historian Philistus Syracuse was already talking about Nucrion or Nuceria of Brezi. The archaeologist P. Bears recognized prehistoric traces from pre-Hellenic character of the plateau called " Tirena " on which focused the attention of the archaeological superintendence to identify the city buried there: Temesa, Terina or Nucrion? The historical significance of the area of Nocera is deduced by the act by which Frederick II of Hohestaufen mistook the feud with that of Nocera Nicastro act which emphasizes how the two estates enjoyed equal social and economic prestige. But his past can be seen even if only remains of great cultural interest: the Capuchin Monastery, which was built in 1581 on the ruins of the Norman castle of which still reads part of the perimeter wall , majestically overlooking the village itself as connoted essential for the identification and panoramic landscape of the country, the Mother Church of St. John the Baptist richly decorated with stucco and decorated and retains many ancient statues as well as paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, some attributed to Pasqualetti, the wooden statue of the PietĂ that of " Sorrows " (sec. XVII ), which presents the compositional scheme of Michelangelo and is celebrated during Holy Week with the rite of "Vattienti". It is venerated in the church of which by the way is adorned with a seventeenthcentury marble altar green Calabria, the Church of St. Francis altars with tuffaceous of pure Renaissance style triumphal arch ( already counted among the national monuments) forms ventilating Arab-Norman engraved with indecipherable writing, it rests on two octagonal columns with capitals decorated with motifs basket of fruit and leaves and has stands in the shape of the foot and leonine unusual bas-reliefs placed between the columns and the masonry.

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There are two moments of great social gathering: Holy Week, which takes on the characteristic traits of great historical, cultural and religious content for the "Flagellants", better known as the "Vattienti", whose practice dates back to 1777. The other moment rich in social meaning is the religious feast of the patron saint, St. John the Baptist, which takes place June 24, with a local fair that soul for a few days the country. The first Sunday after Easter is the feast of the Annunciation.

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - A bit of history ..

Many other cultural assets are scattered in the maze of narrow streets, we mention the most important: the Portal of the Church of St. Ligneo Maria with Renaissance carvings folk art, among which the figure of the siren Ligea, symbol of the mythical origins of Nocera Terinese; Arches tuff, with ashlar diamond, in the courtyards of the palaces of the most ancient and noble families; portals, courtyards, larghetti, "vote" and striking views of the urban typically medieval.

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Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - A bit of history ..

Also Nocera Terinese, although it is not ideal as Gizzeria, however, provides the opportunity to practice kitesurfing if equipped with a properly sized kite (sail surface suitable for medium strength winds). In the picture our friend Antonio struggling, with a kite of 12 square meters, on the beach of Nocera Terinese near the beach "Sea Village".

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Nocera Terinese - Farmhouses: Calabria al Cubo, Canalicchio, Vota . In Nocera Terinese have been created, during past years, farmhouses that offer both typical local dishes, and bedrooms. They are all located in the upper part of the village. The first one you come to is the Calabria al Cubo which is the most recent presented to the public but whose roots go back in time. Going further towards the mountain then you find both Canalicchio and Vota.

Calabria al Cubo

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The Farm Fangiano is a new reality in the agricultural landscape of Calabria, which rests, however, grounded in centuries-old tradition of the family in Ventura.

The primary activity of the company is represented by the production of extra virgin olive oil and table olives from the cultivation of 25 hectares of olive groves. Since summer 2010, the Farm House Fangiano proposes new activities open to the public in the new renovated space in Stone Town of Cave Nocera Terinese: - Farm: Refreshments Point and Point of Sale - Educational Farms and visits to the Mill Ventura The company is integrated in nature, committed to maintain contact with the ground and the traditions handed down by the family in the field of agricultural production.

The olive oil The olive production is the historical roots of this young company, over the years the company's goal was to implement the quality level of the product, thanks to an improvement in

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Farmhouses: Calabria al Cubo, Canalicchio, Vota .

The property covers approximately 50 hectares located mainly in the hills, within the territory of Nocera Terinese, in addition to a small olive grove level of about 5 hectares falling in the municipality of Gizzeria, within the PDO Lametia.

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various stages of production in the field and in the mill as well as the creation of PDO Lametia new line . 

MONOCULTIVAR CAROLEA : cv . Carolea is characterized by plants with foliage of medium density , erect posture and medium vigor . In Calabria, guarantees high production . The fruits are medium large weight ( 3.5-6 g ) , ellipsoidal shape , with asymmetric ambo evident , the ratio pulp / stone is above 5, and the oil yield varies from 19 to 22% . The maturation is an average scale .

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The PDO Comunelle Lametia A limited production of 2000 bottles of 0.50 ml exclusively from olives harvested in our property in the countryside of Gizzeria , a plain , 100 meters above sea level , 5 hectares of beautiful olive groves overlooking the gulf of St. Euphemia .

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In parallel, the company is also engaged in the re-use of by-products of the olive oil sector , with the re-use of biomass produced ( peanut , olive pomace , woodchips ) for energy purposes.

Trash Crosses Classic Walnut The classic traditional local spreaders prepared by weaving 4 dried figs in half open but joined to the stem and filled with bits of walnut from our ancient trees Farm Fangiano: tel / fax + 39 0968 1903 532, Contrada Fangiano, 1688047 Nocera Terinese CZ -

Farm Calabrialcubo: tel / fax + 39 0968 1903 391, Contrada Stone Cave 88047 Nocera Terinese CZ www.fangiano.it

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Farmhouses: Calabria al Cubo, Canalicchio, Vota .

Jams and Marmalades Oranges and chillies are two other symbols of the landscape and the Calabrian gastronomic tradition that the company offers two unique products for their delicacy and harmony

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Farmhouse Canalicchio Located on the Terina, the farm Canalicchio welcomes its guests in a rustic and comfortable environment.

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Surrounded by greenery, the thick vegetation of olive trees and Mediterranean, offers a relaxing stay in the quiet of the woods a short distance from the sea.

At the farm Canalicchio you can take advantage of various solutions of permanence, with different rates : • the solution to half or full board , includes , in addition to accommodation , service of wine tasting at the adjoining restaurant • staying with bed & breakfast offers the rent of the room, including cleaning, change of linen and breakfast • the rental of one room • The catering service offered from the farm offers the old recipes in which the products of the earth and the mountains are combined with those of the sea . • Meat, vegetables and legumes are the basis of traditional and unique flavor . The kitchen of the farm is based on traditional recipes and local products from the area . Mushrooms , fresh pasta , potatoes, cheese, vegetables , legumes and meat come from selected local suppliers. To reach the farm, once reached Nocera Terinese just take the district Vitale towards San Cataldo. Phone. 0039 0968.91784 – 0039 0968.91130 www.agricanalicchio.com

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Farmhouses: Calabria al Cubo, Canalicchio, Vota .

The restaurant at the b & b specializes in the cuisine of Calabria in pig meat, cooked according to local recipes

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Farmhouse Vota

In addition, the property has an old farmhouse called 'House Buasciu', which is also completely renovated into rooms, each with its own bathroom, which provide the most complete autonomy and discretion, the space reserved for parking of cars and barbecue. The company has a total of thirty-two beds. Both structures dominating the Valley of Savuto, offering a view of endless campaigns, intensively cultivated with olive trees, each delimited by rows of oak trees, and a breathtaking sea, 10 minutes away: panorama of picturesque beauty and vastness like few others. The visitor's gaze is limited only by the vast expanse of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the succession of ridges, which from the sea towards the pre-Silas seemed to spur, culminating on the horizon, in the summit of Mount Cocuzzo, where nature offers her marriage land, sea and sky. All rooms and apartments have great views, separate entrance and toilets personal . The guest will be given a key card to open the gate, at the beginning of the driveway of the farmhouse. You can also use the swimming pool, bowling alley, barbecue and playground for the kids, all owned by the farmhouse.

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Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Farmhouses: Calabria al Cubo, Canalicchio, Vota .

This is a farmhouse of 35 acres in Nocera Tirinese with certified organic cultivation of their land, whose products, expertly cooked according to old recipes of Mediterranean cuisine, conquer the palates of visitors. The farm offers rooms, apartments and swimming pool, where you can admire the plain of Savuto and the Tyrrhenian coast, framed by the mountains that rise to the Sila. The old "casino" rural, completely renovated, offers comfortable rooms, tastefully decorated, with a private bathroom with shower or bath and heated by a fireplace boiler.

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From this farmhouse is possible to drown own thoughts in lively polychromy and enjoy more fully the various intensities of green, which follow each other until they merge with the golden-yellow stain, planted with wheat, the intense blue of the sea, the gray of the upstream and the pale blue of the sky, which is purple tired in the hours of sunset. Away from the hustle and immersed in 'enveloping silence, interrupted from time to time, only the sounds of nature, you can find their essence

Farm Holiday & Farmhouse Vota, district Vota in Nocera Terinese www.agrivota.it

mail : infomail@agrivota.it

phone +39. 0968.91517

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Farmhouses: Calabria al Cubo, Canalicchio, Vota .

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Nocera Terinese - The new Temesa village and its development in the 80’s Nocera Terinese has enjoyed a boom in tourism development in the eighties with the construction of the tourist village of New Temesa . The village built in the interior of the country consists of many villas of various sizes with centers and with local shops, bars, restaurants, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Recently, with the redevelopment of the marina area and the construction of the promenade, the village has resumed its growth and begins to record a systematic sharing of tourists with various activities including in it .

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Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - The new Temesa village and its development in the 80’s

The village has a number of internal small roads, often bordered by trees, which lend themselves to cycling as well as walking, giving you the feeling of tranquility and relaxation you need the right vacation. On foot then you can go to the beach or the boardwalk along a small stretch of road. The apartment owners come from all over Italy and have created a heterogeneous environment very inspiring.

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Nocera Terinese - The Old Terina, the history of the city and its findings Nocera Terinese takes its name from the old town of Terina founded by a Roman colony with the intent to control this area of the Tyrrhenian Sea. According to the latest findings that have emerged from archaeological surveys in the territory of Nocera Terinese was placed , since the fourth century BC, the city of Magna Graecia Temesa, which was probably formed by a confederation of villages and gravitated in the area between the rivers Savuto and Oliva. The ancient Temesa was to be built on the vast plateau, about 30 acres, called Plan Tirena, located between the rivers and the Great Savuto a short distance from the sea

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The huge necropolis was discovered at the edge of the motorway during work modernization of the Salerno - Reggio Calabria and now you do not yet know the exact number of graves. The tombs are located near one another , many of them are open , others closed. Inside the cemetery are recognized trails, paths , steps and the central monument . Other tombs , then , were found in the area near the necropolis : open and closed but all without any enclosure. The same protection that also lacks the many crates of artifacts remained in the cemetery or in its vicinity. The recent discovery opens many historical issues . The Plan Tirena plateau a few hundred meters from the sea and bordered by two rivers , the Great and Savuto , is regarded by historians as the site that housed the town of Terina, famous Greek colony . The first risen to contradict these, proposed by major historical Italian and Calabria , was the Frenchman Franรงois Lenormant saying that Terina stood at St. Euphemia. This debate gave rise to some doubts that the new discovery could clarify . In July 2007, Adriano Macchione, connoisseur of Nocera Terinese, where he published a volume illustrating in detail the errors of Bears and Lenormant, contradicting the claims of those who wanted to Terina in Lametino. Lenormant thicket explained that when he came to the Nocera was shown the plan from a nearby hill, and said that he could not be the site that housed Terina because according to sources it was surrounded by two rivers. Instead, the two streams were flowing and still undisturbed. The assumption that there was a necropolis in the area, however, was already advanced

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - The Old Terina, the history of the city and its findings

In numerous books of past centuries modern archaeologists had already found the existence of a necropolis at the northern end of the Plan of Tirena , near the town of Nocera Terinese, so that the territory of the checks were organized . Today was finally brought to light the above cemetery in an area considered by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and the Ministry for the Environment and Territory enormous and undoubted historical and archaeological value .

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November 30, 2008 when it was discovered a tomb that housed a skeleton without a head , presumably a warrior beheaded, and a belt of about one meter very valuable. To read : TERINA TEMESA NUCRIA ieri, oggi, domani – Adriano Macchione

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Nocera Terinese – Restaurants

Is the same hospitality that you may receive during a lunch or dinner at the restaurant "Da Maurizio" on the mootorway, which also offers the possibility of a little live music for lovers of ballroom dancing, who want to combine relax with combining a delectable dinner dishes at a reasonable price. Customers are now mostly friends who feel like at home. The same sensations you can then perceive at "Maris", a restaurant located in front of the main road at the junction with the road that leads to the waterfront and in which maybe you can find a seat also outside on a nice airy terrace that looks towards the sea.

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Capitolo: Nocera Terinese – Restaurants

In Nocera Terinese there are so many restaurateurs operating at various levels with reliability, simplicity, and above all maintaining the traditional hospitality of the territory. Hospitality which translates into the final request that Gennaro of restaurant "Le Arcate" asks to customers who are about to ask for the bill: "Have you enjoyed it?" Or that after submitting the bill, which is always reasonable, asks, "have I treated you well?". Because, as is the case for a guest who comes to visit you at home, the most important thing is that you who must feel like at home. The same applies to Pasquale of "Pizzeria Ristorante Golfo" which is located in the area of Nocera called "Villaggio del Golfo", which before the client goes off he offers him a local bitter or a limoncello and celebrates sincerely with him (we recommend to start the meal with their traditional starter “antipasto misto di mare”).

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Restaurant “Maris”, SS. 18, Lungomare Nocera Terinese Marina 88040 www.ristorantemaris.it Phone/Fax 0039 0968-93021

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For lunch or dinner of special dishes and of undoubted quality you should visit the restaurant “L’Aragosta” (it means actually “Lobster") located in Villaggio del Golfo, quite known restaurant quoted on the most famous eating guides. The dishes here, but also the scenery, are poetry that tells immense pleasure to your palate evoking a sublime feeling of being immersed in the marine environment. More expensive that the others but high level coking and service for special occasions.

Restaurant L'Aragosta of Bazzarelli Giovanni & C. s.a.s Strada Statale 18, Km 335, 88040 Marina di Nocera Terinese (CZ) Tel 0039 0968.93385 - Fax 0039 0968.938975 www.ristorantelaragosta.com

mail: info@ristorantelaragosta.com

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Nocera Terinese - Il lungomare e i lidi The village offers a beautiful promenade that stretches the entire sea area that is directly in front of the lower part of town.

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The architecture of the waterfront offers both a side path fo walking or cycling, separated from areas decorated with flower beds with the presence of various types of vegetation. The structure has given back the village the notoriety of the past, reevaluating the services integrated in it and also stimulates the birth of new ones. From the promenade there’s direct access to the beach and to several beach services located in many parts of the beach along the promenade.

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Il lungomare e i lidi

The promenade along but also very wide, offers several parking lots located at various points adjacent the promenade itself. Various shops enliven the walk: cafes, restaurants, pubs, some historical and some youger. At the center of the structure was made of an important amphitheater, with thousands of seats where are celebrated important events especially during summer season.

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“Kalaugo” beach

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“Ligea” beach

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Il lungomare e i lidi

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Nocera Terinese - Babylandia: games for children It is located near the waterfront of Nocera this children's playground which is also open in the evening. The games range from inflatables to jumping net, the so-called "jumping", with a small train and rides for children.

The area is enclosed and fenced, as well as some of the games are internal, for example, or bouncy, so parents can leave the kids to play in closed areas of the various games while sitting to relax and have a drink at the beach bar inside. The kids will get tired enogh to be ready for a nice nap accompanied by deep dreams. Babylandia is located near the roundabout which is more or less in the center of the promenade down the main street of arrival on the waterfront. Kindness and availability characterize the management of this small amusement park for children. We recommend it to families with children staying nearby to pleasantly spend some afternoon or in evenings after dinner.

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Nocera Terinese - The cultivation and production of onion The village has vast areas planted with vegetables industrious farmers. The cultivation of particular value in Nocera Terinese is the type of onion now known internationally as "Tropea Red Onion." It is not uncommon to find farmers around the streets of the country, to offer their products. Products that color their baskets of the colors of nature and among them certainly no shortage of onions from the special taste that are produced here. We recommend that you also consume these fresh onions, maybe a salad to enrich those tomatoes too special quality called the "tomatoes of Belmonte."

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In these areas, the bulb has found an ideal microclimate. In fact, the sweetness of this bulb depends not only on the variety , mild climate and sandy soils that are located close to the sea along the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria. In the early `900 Tropea onion abandon the cultivation of small gardens and kitchen gardens to go to considerable extensions in 1929 with the aqueduct of the Valley Ruffa that allows you to irrigate and have higher yields and quality improvement. The first organized production in the territories of Tropea, Parghelia, Briatico and Zambrone , Ricadi and the promontory of Capo Vaticano, was later added, with strong momentum in the coastal area north of the Gulf of St. Euphemia detectable between the towns of Gizzeria and Lombards, with particular development between Amantea Campora S an Giovanni Nocera Terinese . Today, as then , the red onion is present in family gardens as great extensions in the countryside , feeding and in local dishes and traditional recipes , involving hundreds of small companies engaged in the entire supply chain . The sowing takes place from August , directly in the nursery or in the open field. The transplant is carried out from September to January for the onion and early January to late March for the onion . And the collection from April onwards . All farming operations are carried out by hand by local farmers .

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - The cultivation and production of onion

Originating particularly in the area of Capo Vaticano and Tropea, where many farms cultivate and market them, and the famous red onions that are also exported abroad, commonly referred to as the most important center of the zone (Tropea), where for centuries were sent by ships and trains are now also produced in other centers such as Nocera Terinese.

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After the harvest, it is women who select and weave , with deft movements of the hands, red onions , separating the small from medium and large . The processing techniques are handed down from one generation to another . The onions are stored after the intertwined. In fact if they are on the market three types : the one with the fresh leaves, the red , of course the most famous , the white onion , the onion from Serbia , dry and without leaves. Feature is its elongated shape covered with a thin red skin, while the interior is white and fleshy . Known for its sweetness , due to a high percentage of sugars ( mainly glucose and fructose) , rich in potassium and sodium, but low in fat , the Tropea Red Onion , it is quite easy to digest . The bulb contains a lot of vitamin C, vitamin E, iron , selenium, iodine , zinc and magnesium , has many benefits , one of these is the power antisclerotico that brings benefit to the heart and arteries , and prevents the risk of heart attack, is also traditionally used to treat intestinal infections , kidney stones and pertussis finally used as a natural sedative , useful to facilitate sleep .

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The Tropea Red Onion is protected by the mark " IGP" Protected Geographical Indication within the meaning of Regulation (EEC ) with the following name " Calabria Tropea Red Onion IGP" Thanks to the application made by the Academy Privacy Tropea Red Onion which is formed by a group of farms based in Santa Domenica , a fraction of Ricadi .

TROPEA CALABRIA� OF

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Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e

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Source: Production Regulations of the protected geographical indication “RED ONION OF

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Nocera Terinese - The brawn, provolone Sila and local producers Nocera Terinese, as well as other countries in this area, has kept many of the old traditions. Among these is certainly the production of sausages called “Soppressata” and “Capicollo”. Many farming families, even today, continue on an annual basis to renew this tradition. In some cases then, the business has taken on characteristics giving rise to professional companies that regularly operate in the industry. In local supermarkets you can find these products, that even if they come from compamies, still keep the craftsmanship peculiarity.

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Did you know that “Soppressata” is one of the most typical Italian product known and appreciated abroad?

The sausages obtained are then tied with string, with holes to let the air out and placed in wicker baskets with some weights above, in order to incorporate the typical flat shape. The texture is firm, soft , more or less depending on the time of ripening. The color is red , and varies depending on the amount of chilli pepper used in the preparation . The taste is slightly spicy, with the exception of certain types of brawn (a few actually) that have liberal doses of red pepper. Its aroma is very intense, harmonizes the palate even after drinking a glass of red wine, with whom it marries happily. Calabria is also famous for some cheeses, particularly, for example, “provolone cheese Sila” from the Sila montain chain and “Poro cheese” from the mountain which is located in the province of Vibo Valentia. In local supermarkets are never missing some of these products in several versions offered by different local companies. In Nocera Terinese products can be found at Conad on the highway, at the supermarket Fiorelli located on the avenue station and in some local butchers.

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - The brawn, provolone Sila and local producers

Soppressata Calabrese DOP (acronym stating the protected origin of the product) is produced in the entire region. It is prepared by cutting the meat into small pieces by hand. It is then salted, peppered and mixed with chilli or with a sauce of peppers cooked in a water bath. After a bit of time necessary to harmonize all the smells, the meat mixture is put into natural casings .

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In Nocera we are pleased to mention the company New GE.CA. it produces, yet with traditional method, the different types of sausages: sopressata, capicolli, normal sausages, 'Nduja (this one very pepered) and more.

The company has a store in Station Avenue at number 297, where you can almost always find the owner ready to tell, rightly proud of the history of his company. We recommend that you make a stop in this shop and to buy a little stock of these magnificent sausages. It’ll be vacuum packaged so they can be transported for long distances and stored until you decide to taste at your table.

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - The brawn, provolone Sila and local producers

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www.salumigeca.it - Phone. +39 0968.939822

Nocera Terinese - Wine and oil “Cantine Odoardi”

With grapes and olive trees distributed at several heights in the villages of Nocera Terinese and Falerna, the company Odoardi is distinguished by its quality products aimed at the international market. The grapes “Gaglioppo” gave birth to different grape varieties, Savuto and Scavigna, Polpicello and finally Garrone winner of the four glasses, this award reserved for wines of excellence.

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From 1965 to 1997 it was handled with great passion, despite work commitments, by Giovanbattista Odoardi, primary doctor at Pubblic Hospital in Cosenza, who has invested significant resources in the modernization of plant and machinery in the cellar. His son Gregory, also a doctor, has given a further boost business innovation with the creation of a vineyard with planting narrow and short distances between the rows, also providing for the purchase of tractors Straddle French, so as to be able to manage in a more rational way in

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Wine and oil “Cantine Odoardi”

Among the hills of Nocera Terinese and Falerna, with beautiful views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, lies the farm Odoardi. With a century-old tradition of olive and wine, this winery is now known for the great innovations in viticulture thrived.

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terms of mechanization and reduction of chemical treatments.. This wine company in Nocera Terinese has an area of 270 hectares, of which 61 are vineyards, and has focused his cards on the cultivation of indigenous varieties such as the Calabrian gaglioppo, the greek black, nerello hood, Magliocco Canino and white cheese. The land is included in the doc Savuto and Scavigna: the first name has a decidedly traditional and disciplinary standards with the use of native grape varieties for both the aging of the wine, while the second is an expression of viticulture more suited to international taste. 28

Scavigna Polpicello 2001 The result of a cut gaglioppo, nocera black, Magliocco and nerello cap, has a ruby red deep color. The scents are wide and turn to fruity (plum and cherry), but also remind cocoa and leather.

Savuto Area Vineyard Mortilla 2001 Mature after 14 months in barrique and for this reason acquiring complex hints of vanilla and sweet spices. To the nose also offers hints of wild berries, liquorice and rhubarb. The body has a silky and pleasant tannins. Intense and enveloping. In some supermarkets in the area, such as Conad, you can find wines from Odoardi. Wineries Odoardi, the district Campodorato, Nocera Terinese (CZ), Tel 0984-29961 / 096891159

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Wine and oil “Cantine Odoardi�

Scavigna Vigna Garrone 2001 Although this label offers a blend with the main native black grapes of Calabria, It is an importantg wine with long aging in small barrels. The color is deep and scents are reminiscing red fruit and sweet spices.

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Nocera Terinese - Real Estate opportunities: The holiday village "Sea Village" In Nocera Terinese, the brainchild of the tireless and visionary architect Vittorio Macchione, assisted by his sons as well as by members experts in real estate, has recently created a new tourist complex with first-class amenities: the "Sea Village".

The village, which is reminiscent of the Mexican Americans resorts of Californian coast, offers two swimming pools, one of which is elliptical in shape and 33 meters of length and the other small round for children, with an adjoining kiosk circular and with a dance floor with a bandstand for different groups of artists performing almost every night during the summer. Then complete the range of services on shore at sea in use to the owners of the properties, with a bar, umbrellas and beach chairs, beach volleyball, children's playground. The village sells a range of apartments with the formula of the use of related services. Other services will complete a brief overview, as the initial project (eg multi-purpose field for soccer / tennis / basketball court, garden furniture, parking lots) The apartments are therefore of one/ two/ three / four-storey and groundfloor. The latter,

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developed on two floors, with private entrance, as a de facto independent villa with private garden.

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The environment is diverse and exiting with owners from several parts of Italy and abroad who have already purchased their properties and regularly spend their holidays there.

Sea Village Srl, Marina De Luca street, Marina di Nocera Terinese www.sea-village.it

Capitolo: Nocera Terinese - Real Estate opportunities: The holiday village "Sea Village"

If interested in purchasing a property, we recommend you visit the place to see directly with your own eyes and possibly discuss the current proposal.

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Falerna Falerna - A bit 'of history ..

The new town grew on the slopes of Mount Mancuso , on land where the Prince Aquinas had collected some shepherds and farmers from other countries . Ancient memories still retain the names of the first 30 families, along with their countries of origin: Motta S. Lucia, Nocera, Martirano, and a Savuto ( Spinelli ) also Nicastro . The new town grew rapidly, far from Popilia, the major artery commissioned by the Romans and reactivated by the Normans, then fall into neglect due to lack of maintenance, rebuilt later by the Spaniards to the Postal Service (Castiglione was a rest station before reaching Pizzo ) and become, finally, a place of transit for bandits and outlaws, and households grew from 32 in 1648 to 57 in 1669, up to, 50 years after the birth of the center

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Capitolo: Falerna - A bit 'of history ..

The origins of Falerna are not very old, the foundation dates back to the first half of the seventeenth century, when the country was built by Aquinas as part of a general reorganization of the feuds, struck by a deep economic and demographic crisis that had weakened the social and economic fabric of the Principality and had plunged the population into a state of deep misery and poverty.

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to 285 people . The phase of demographic development is manifested throughout the second half of the century, and involved the whole of the estate, so much so that the two centers, Falerna and Castiglione, at the end of the seventeenth century came to touch the 1,500 residents, compared to many of Martirano, 2000 in Nocera and 600 S. Mango. The dependence near Castiglione feud did not last long, and when the first families already formed a permanent settlement, two miles from the sea, the town gained administrative autonomy, and the numbering of the fires of 1648 Falerna figured it alone.

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From the religious point of view the town of Falerna, at the time of its foundation, was from Nocera followed by priests who celebrated Mass in a church, until the territory was equipped with its own church, and the parish church, dedicated S. Thomas Aquinas in homage to the feudal lords, was united to the diocese of Tropea. The church was now equipped with the parish registers, and the first marriage was recorded June 5, 1661.

Capitolo: Falerna - A bit 'of history ..

Throughout the eighteenth century the country was enriched by new buildings, while Castiglione saw the population decrease day by day, in 1797, in fact, the inhabitants of the ancient village had fallen to 366, while Falerna count had reached 1040.

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At the head of the district was Nocera , with its 2571 inhabitants, while S. Mango counted 2201 Falerna 1785 Castiglione 530. Meanwhile Falerna , together with the first church in the country, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary today , arose other churches: the Church of St. Thomas, who is the parish, and the Church of Providence, built at the end of the last century .

From the district of the City Martirano passed in 1832 the district of Nocera , and the territory was incorporated in the District of Nicastro . From that moment the events of Falerna began to be oriented towards the plain Lametina , and when the Calabria took up arms against the Bourbons , volunteers falernesi and Castiglione rushed to give their contribution to the revolution of 1848 , fighting sull'Angitola , paying the weight of the Bourbon repression that followed , and returning again to battle on the Volturno to the orders of general Garibaldi . Immediately after the plebiscite Falerna grew to about 2600 inhabitants.

Capitolo: Falerna - A bit 'of history ..

On the administrative Falerna , became the City 1811 , also absorbed the territory of Castiglione, who thus lost its independence and became a part of the capital.

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Of all the religious festivals, today only a few resist , among them the celebration of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of October as part of a threeday calendar that goes through the traditional fair of the Crosses and ends with the procession of the Madonna. The urban development of the seaside town has prompted the diocese to build a modern sacred building in Falerna Scalo, and the church was dedicated to St. Francesco di Paola , the patron of seafarers . Even Castiglione, who after Falerna Falerna Scalo center and is the third major conurbation in the territory of the Municipality celebrates its main festival in August, dedicating it to St. Martyr Phocas . This medieval town, once rich in monasteries and other civil and military retains today only the ruins of the castle and a church , all the rest was destroyed by his own religious traditions.

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During the twentieth century have disappeared from the religious life of Falerna also the Brotherhoods , while the evangelical phenomenon , born in the late nineteenth century, has come to count around 1950 more than 70 followers , some artisans and employees. But even the Waldensian Church of Falerna was able to overcome the impact of modern times , and the evangelical tradition has been lost, so lost as it appears today in the same building that once was the Temple of this additional form of popular religiosity.

Significant also are the rites of the Holy Week because well attended by people. With regard to moments of meeting or public holidays are not precisabili dates , but it is certain that most of them take place during the summer in Falerna Marina , which is one of the most important seaside resorts of the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria. For further information:  

“Storia di Falerna, dalle Origini ai nostri giorni” “Castiglione e Falerna”

Capitolo: Falerna - A bit 'of history ..

Among the most important religious holidays are mentioned: that of the Patron Saint Thomas Aquinas , which takes place March 7 and 8 September , that of S. Seal that is celebrated in Castiglione for the first Sunday of August , in the course of which is also set up an important local fair , the Feast in honor of Our Lady of the Most Holy . Rosario , the first Sunday in October. Heartfelt is also the feast of St. Francis in Falerna Marina on the second Sunday of August, with a solemn ceremony that also carries the Holy Sea.

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Falerna – The mountain Areas for picnicking, fountains of clear water, beautiful views of the gulf

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Capitolo: Falerna – The mountain Areas for picnicking, fountains of clear water, beautiful views of the gulf

Moving inland Falerna, and gradually going up, you first meet Falerna upper part and then up again, the fraction called "Istia." From here after you come to the mountain of Monte Mancuso which reaches 1,150 meters. Here are several areas for picnicking among the thickets. We suggest, in particular, the area of the "Carito" which are available at several fountains of spring water and several tables and wooden kiosks and barbecue made by the Forest Service, which protects the area.

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The trek to the mountain Mancuso and mountain bike rides can be very rewarding. Various paths are indeed natural as possible.

Capitolo: Falerna – The mountain Areas for picnicking, fountains of clear water, beautiful views of the gulf

From there a path pleasantly walkable, half of which will come to a clearing where you can enjoy a splendid view towards the sea.

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Capitolo: Falerna – The mountain Areas for picnicking, fountains of clear water, beautiful views of the gulf

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Falerna - Castiglione and the old village. The Normans in 1602, Castiglione Maritime endowed with a real castle. His name was "Leo Castrum". Around the castle, farmers and fishermen are confident they built their modest homes and soon the church was built. The town took dimensions from the village and eventually became the city took the name of Castel lion then become Castiglione. The city also gave name to a family of nobles presumably of Norman origin, who was the last descendant of William Castiglione, who died before 1300, after which he was assigned to Adinolfo Aquinas, and was one of the first estates in Calabria, after Belcastro in 1260, the homonymous powerful family.

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Unique is the way in which it was made public the act of concession, which was in fact engraved on the front door of the castle, and unfortunately has been lost over time but remains etched in the memory of those who, with great detail and with enthusiasm in the search, has reconstructed the story. We recall it below:

Charles II of Anjou granted the fief of the territory of Castiglione to Adinolfo almost as compensation for the seizure, which occurred after the death of Manfred, the old land of Aquinas in Frosinone in favor of the crown, because her father Thomas had fought against the Angionini Naples to defend the invasion of the French.

Today Castiglione extends beyond the old castle and village is a very interesting as close to the sea, however, and at a height of about 150 meters above sea level and then at

Capitolo: Falerna - Castiglione and the old village.

“Athenulpho Thomae Aquinatis et Amengaldae de Ceccano filio ex Comitibus Aquini Cajetae ducibus post obita praeclariora Caroli II et Roberti Regis munia Capitaneo Generali Castrum Regis munificentia concessum Anno Domini MCCCIII�

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sufficient height to enjoy coolness in summer. The castle is home to what is called the old town where there are a number of houses, some recently renovated with taste, and where it is still possible to make a circular walk Perimeter, half of which comes in a nice little square with a beautiful view of the valley below and to the sea. In the square there is now a bar / pizzeria which is open during the summer months and a sundial. In the upper part is then the church that overlooks the town and surrounding cu il'area offers another beautiful view to the sea from where you can also see around the country.

Il mio paese Monografia di Falerna e Castiglione Marittimo, 2012 Mario Folino Gallo For further information on the history of Castiglione and Falerna should read this recently published book, available from the author Mario Folino Gallo in Falerna and visiting its portal that contains thousands of old photographs https://sites.google.com/site/falernanelcuore

Castiglione è chiamato il mio paese Modestamente sito in un bel loco Tu non ti devi cullar se così ti voco Perché natura per te fu cortese

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Se vuoi ch’io parli dei tuoi figli amati Ciò ch’io sento è di dirli beati Giacché in concordia sempre li hai legati E vantansi di te che li hai salvati In sul tuo capo la chiesetta s’alza Ove la gente pia vi si avvicina Quando la sera l’ala declina E le preci divine al cielo innalza

Poesia del prof. Vincenzo Vescio Another book I recommend is this of Armido Cario «Fa l ern a n a sce d a l m a re, com e V en ere d a lla s p u m a d ell e on d e. L a su a st ori a è sed u cen t e, su ggeri sce u n ’id ea d i a rm on ia : la su a cu lla è il T i rr en o; n el M ed i oev o, a bba n d on a le r iv e p er a r r occa r si su im p erv ie col lin e, a d if esa e d om in i o d el le cost e; in et à m od ern a , p er

d ell a m on t a gn a . T u t t a v i a , i l m a r e è u n fa ro sil en z ios o: d iet r o i l ca n t o d ell e si ren e ch e st r ega U li ss e, si cela il su o et ern o rich ia m o. L ’a cqu a , col s u o m ot o p erp et u o, esercit a il f a s ci n o d egl i el em en t i n a t u ra l i. L a r a gion e è sem p li ce: n el la n ot t e d ei t em p i a n cor p r im a d i esp l or a r e il m on d o, l’u om o scop ri l' eco ed i r u m or i d el m a r e; fu i l p rim o su on o ch e egli a p p res e... Così, n el X X s ecolo, il m a r e ri a cqu i st a la su a cen t ra l it à . S i ch iu d e, cosi , il cer ch i o t r a cci a t o d a l com p a s s o d el la s t oria ; u n cerch i o ch e a bbra ccia , id ea lm en t e e m a t er ia lm en t e, i t re n u clei u rb a n i d i Fa l ern a , r ea l t à com u n a l e u n a e t rin a , d i st esa t r a le sp on d e t i rr en i ch e ed i ri li ev i m on t u osi d el M a n cu so» (d a lla I V d i copertin a)

Capitolo: Falerna - Castiglione and the old village.

sfu ggir e a ca t a st r ofi n a t u ra l i s i ri fu gia s u ll e p en d ici a ccogli en t i

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Falerna - Promenade The promenade of Falerna was definitely made a decade ago, replacing an old construction that was left partially unfinished.

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The town of Falerna was the forerunner of the three countries in the implementation of the waterfront. Opera has produced a decent development and of course contribute to the regeneration of the area close to the sea. In the project area have also found a place two large parking area and an equipped kitchen that is used as a market or street fairs. The waterfront has a long promenade stretches alternating narrow at times much larger. Here you can also sit on the inner side of the bead that over long ago that by delimiter also from the bench.

In the summer it is not uncommon to find artists that play live music in some of these local or on stages set up on purpose, or even artisans who sell their products. On the evening of August del15 then, the waterfront is filled with literally people from various neighboring countries to watch the fireworks display now traditional. A show that takes several tens of minutes and ending with the characteristic three thumps end then followed by a long applause by all the spectators.

Capitolo: Falerna - Promenade

For all the extension are clubs of various kinds: ice cream parlors, pubs, games for children, restaurants and even some shops.

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The waterfront is then naturally extended into neighboring tract that belongs to the municipality of Gizzeria with a similar scenario, albeit with a different project. The walk therefore has lengthened considerably and was further enriched by the variety given that in this section you will find several local, entertainment and ramp access to the beaches.

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Falerna - The historic centre of Falerna upper part Falerna upper part is located about 650 meters high, with a finish that follows a series of switchbacks that if the weather is nice trails to offer a spectacular view to the sea and the hill below. The country is developed in a series of parallel streets, up and down the main street, intersected by others that lead back to the central square where you do most of social life.

There are many bars that fill the streets during the summer throughout the day and well into the night. Among them, the Barracuda is also a pizzeria and restaurant, which takes its name from the family that runs it successfully Cuda few years. We recommend that the local dishes prepared by the skilled hands of mother Mirella in the kitchen or pizza of Thomas.

Capitolo: Falerna - The historic centre of Falerna upper part

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Similarly, instead of leaving the country to return back to Falerna Marina , we find the farm Mendicino , this also is noteworthy for the quality of the food, of course local , which for the price. Passing through the center of the country instead there are two roads : one going up and that leads to the area called "La Renella " which is especially recommended for Mountain biking or trekking since then branch out from there a series of nature trails, the ' other instead skirts the hill in the direction Gizzeria and has the constant view towards the coast. At Renella , near a natural fountain, is a refreshment made by the Mountain Community , with wooden tables and benches available for the picnic . The map shown in one of the information boards indicating the numbered routes of the mountain with all the information related to the degree of difficulty and length . If you try them in hiking remember to attrezzarvi with shoes and appropriate clothing , and, importantly , move always in the company .

Capitolo: Falerna - The historic centre of Falerna upper part

During times of celebration or summer feast outdoors in front of you at the various bars that also offer salsice roasted seasoned perhaps with local onions. The scent is such that the diet must necessarily undergo an exception in favor of the satisfaction of the palate. From the crossroads of arrival to the country, coming out slightly towards Nocera Terinese, after a few hundred meters, you will find the entrance to the farm Villani, already mentioned in this guide, and worth a visit to enjoy a lunch or a dinner , and of course also for the night, as it has several rooms. It is advisable to book.

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Falerna - Equipped beaches: “Gallo”, “Il Pirata”, “Charly” Tourists staying in Falerna have the possibility to book the service of umbrellas and chairs with weekly or even for longer periods. “Charly” beach Charly The beach is named after the nickname given to the head of the family. And 'place in a wide area of the waterfront and in addition to umbrellas and chairs offers the service of bar and pizzeria.

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“Gallo” beach It 'was the first strand of Falerna Marina. Dario, the owner, with a lot of courage and dedication and self-sacrifice, he began to offer the service of pedal boats and canoes as coming with umbrellas and deck chairs. Today, the beach is also a pizzeria, bar and restaurant with parking.

Capitolo: Falerna - Equipped beaches: “Gallo”, “Il Pirata”, “Charly”

“Il Pirata” beac

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Falerna - Sporti facilities: soccer, tennis, mountain bike path The town of Falerna has a soccer field and a tennis court that have been given to management to an agency. The fields can be booked. In the country then, starting from the Marina you can go cycling routes until you get out in the mountains where you then can sbizzarrirein mountain bike trails. It is not uncommon to encounter cyclists fact that rise from the various paths up the mountain in a stage that engages in a series of hairpin turns, for about 15 km only, but that goes from zero to about 1200 m above sea level. Try to engage yourself in this endeavor.

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Falerna - Handmade and local products

“I vecchi sapori�, at motorway junction

Capitolo: Falerna - Sporti facilities: soccer, tennis, mountain bike path

Near the intersection del'autostrada this shop is where you will find, in addition to the fresh bread and vegetables, typical of Calabria Calabrian and gadgets of all kinds.

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Falerna - Farmhouses: “Villani” In Falerna there are some farmhouses. The oldest is definitely "Villani" which is located in the district of the same name Falerna top and looking out towards the sea, offering spectacular views.

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The farm also offers accommodation with several beds and half board or full board. It 'play area and the swimming pool opening soon.

Capitolo: Falerna - Farmhouses: “Villani”

The farm carries out restaurant offering local dishes in the rooms of an old mill carefully restored. The family-run business with discretion and availability characterizes the activity.

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Agriturismo Villani, contrada “I Villani”, Falerna Superiore tel. 0968.95059

Capitolo: Falerna - Farmhouses: “Villani”

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Falerna - Restaurants: “Il Gambero”, “Il Pirata”, “Tirene”, “Vesuvio2”, “Da Palmerino”

Falerna – Holidays accomodation rentals In Falerna Marina some accomodation rental agencies operate during holidays time. We quote the following: “Paesevillaggio” che offre appartamenti di varie dimensioni distribuiti in giro per il paese: www.paesevillaggio.com - info@paesevillaggio.com

"La Grima" that offers quality apartments and equipped with everything you need just a few steps from the sea and promenade and beaches www.lagrima.it – info@lagrima.it “BeBVittoria” that rents rooms tastefully furnished and equipped with all comforts: www.bebvittoria.com info@bebvittoria.com

“La giungla” that offers apartments in a residence with swimming pool, tennis and soccer court Phone +39 0968 200319 – +39 336/870353 www.lagiungla.biz info@lagiungla.biz

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Capitolo: Falerna - Restaurants: “Il Gambero”, “Il Pirata”, “Tirene”, “Vesuvio2”, “Da Palmerino”

There are several restaurants are located in. That Falerna Falerna Marina and upper part (the upper part of the village going up for 11 miles) . In the marine remember the restaurant " Il Pirata " Which makes Also Both pizza and fish dishes . Always Directly at the sea shore is the restaurant " Gallo" ( Which actually means "Rooster " , the surname of the owner) , Which is Also a pizzeria. To be mentioned is surely " The Shrimp " ( Which actually means " The Shrimp " ) Which is a historic restaurant in Falerna offering seafood That is of course located in the transom Which is accessed from the main road blackberries or less at the center of the prom . Recently born is the restaurant "Da Palmerino " located almost on the sea in the north of Falerma Marina at the end of the boardwalk . Palmerino comes from a historic family of restaurateurs and experienced fishermen . The quality of His activity , then , surely Reflects the ability of His Family . Going inside the village along the road That passes under the underpass north of the village, is located the restaurant "The court of ' Olympus ' and then the pizzeria" Charly " , while the station is located close to the restaurant / pizzeria" At The Station " . Then other restaurants are located in the upper part of the country . Worthy of note is certainly the " Tirene " Which is located in one of the natural terraces of Falerna going up to the town, in the district of " Pian Delle Vigne. " The restaurant is specialized in meat dishes, but Also offers seafood cooked in various ways. Here you can eat inside or outside in the garden restaurant with view to the sea . The restaurant offers a private parking Among the olive trees and is situated in a totally rural area . We always recommend you book your table in advance . In Falerna upper part you find first the farmhouse " Mendicino " , and then the farmhouse " I Villani ." In the main square then , of peer Falerna part , we mention the "Barracuda " That family restaurant and pizzeria serves typical dishes

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Falerna - Restaurants: “Tirene” We are please to particularly recommend the restaurant Tirene at Pian delle Vigne, an area chosen by the ancient Romans to build a villa that overlooked the hills of the surrounding area. The restaurant is now in the hands of the brothers Domenico and Antonello who continued his father's work with tenacity and willingness to develop it especially

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valuable in terms of quality. Today, in fact, the restaurant has an excellent level earning the enviable position in which it is physically as demonstrated by the reviews on specialist websites such as tripadvisor. The restaurant is

The restaurant has specialized over the years in the Tuscanian Chianina, Danish, and Argentina’s meat dishes, but also offers excellent fish dishes. Dishes you can then match the right wine with the well-stocked cellar. The panorama is completed by offering a wide selection of homemade cakes. To reach the restaurant we rely on the nice map drawn by some customers Restaurant Tirene - Contrada Pian delle Vigne Falerna (CZ) Tel +39 340.8921379 – +39 328.8162827 www.facebook.com/tirene.ristorant

Capitolo: Falerna - Restaurants: “Tirene”

surrounded by olive trees in this natural terrace of Pian delle Vigne, and offers a beautiful view of the sea, however, which you can enjoy being outside in a specially equipped area for outdoor dining.

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Falerna – Holidays rentals and Real Estate opportunities: “La Giungla” resort In the hilly district called "Petraro" was born in the 70's a go-kart the most beautiful and important southern Italy, The name was also made famous the annexed nightclub where they performed many national artists . Over eighty years later, the area was transformed into a tourist resort retaining its original name: the residence "La Giungla".

The village now has a beautiful swimming pool, a multi-field soccer / tennis / volleyball, outdoor bar, parking and an area dedicated to entertainment that works non-stop throughout the summer. Then complete the range of services an area of garden equipped with eucalyptus trees, benches cool, barbecue.

The village is now working at full capacity and offers weekly rentals, and also sale of apartments. The apartments are located either on the ground floor with garden, first or

Capitolo: Falerna – Holidays rentals and Real Estate opportunities: “La Giungla” resort

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second floor stable of small terraced and are offered in the case of rents, with the formula of the services included.

The animation of the tradition of Calabria, in the summer delights to organize gigs in which they are offered dishes of local cuisine. Prices of apartments for sale (two, three) values are aligned to the commercial market area, but in addition, however, the possibility of the use of services, something that makes it very attractive offer. The service provider offers the possibility of taking charge of the apartments purchased for the summer guaranteeing an annuity..

“La giungla” resort - Falerna Marina (CZ) phone: +39 0968/200319 – moile:+39 336/870353 www.lagiungla.biz info@lagiungla.biz

Capitolo: Falerna – Holidays rentals and Real Estate opportunities: “La Giungla” resort

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Gizzeria Gizzeria - A bit of history..

The form "Izaria" is instead due to the migration from Albania. In Norman times the name was, on the contrary, Yussaria. From Izaria derived subsequently Jzaria (1510), then mutatosi, for phonetic reasons, in Jazzaria or Jizzeria. The current name is in use since 1753. The country's history, after the destruction by the Saracens, which took place towards the end of the year one thousand, namely the 981, according to some historical sources say, is largely centered in the first centuries, the monastery of St. greek Nicholas, a small cluster of a few people, mostly housed in barns and hovels. The monastery, which was built on land belonging to the Knights of Malta, had at first a life of its own, which lasted until Robert Guiscard, latinizzandolo, granted to the famous Benedictine abbey of St. Euphemia.

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Capitolo: Gizzeria - A bit of history..

Gizzeria, while being part of an area of great archaeological importance, it has ancient origins. The only definite information of the first constitution of the country does not go beyond the Byzantine period. Very controversial is the etymology of the name Gizzeria. There are those who believed derived from the greek "Izwsios" (be located).

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Around this community, was developed as the first nucleus of the town of Gizzeria, a country that would not have had a further development, however, had it not been invigorated by the contribution of some Albanian refugees in southern Italy came to quell the revolt Calabrian barons, led by Antonio Centelles, who had rebelled against the king of Naples, Alfonso I of Aragon.

The first settlers Albanians, mostly poor and not very respectful of the neighbors and of feudal power, to make a living were forced to raid the countryside that gave rise to constant complaints by affected populations. Only when they were precluded all hope of returning to their homeland, Albania, they were forced to accept the vassalage of the Knights of Malta. Since the establishment of "universitas", between 1558 and 1574, its history, like that of many other small towns in Calabria, offers no special novelty items for centuries. Only at the end of 700, and the advent of the French, the country seems to shake off the torpor atavistic, reserving a good reception to the wards of the revolutionary army, but then they change their minds in 1806, when Gizzeria greeted with gunfire those Frenchmen who had remain there for three years.

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Capitolo: Gizzeria - A bit of history..

The Albanian troops, led by Demetrius Reres, specially invited national hero Scanderbeg, contributed valiantly to regain Calabria. He settled finally, the Reres in Reggio, were his companions to found, between 1448 and 1450, Gizzeria and numerous other towns in the province of Catanzaro.

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In '48 has reported the presence of several gizzerioti Angitola in the battle , during which they would give a good account of their value against the Bourbon troops . Even a cell Mazzini there arose and prospered , animated primarily by Antonio Miceli and from that ' Toj to Alexander , who then end up among the thousands of Garibaldi. The only remains of this historical path are constituted by the religious buildings and palaces from the few middle- upper middle class , with some research that duplicates forms of ornamentation " neoclassical " . Are of some interest to the Church of the Annunciation and the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist. Recall also the ruins of a third church attached to the convent of St. Francis of Assisi , which can be traced back , according to a local researcher , 1500.

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The Albanians had brought in the new lands , together with the language , their traditions , their customs , their uses . The commonality with other families from other parts of Calabria , especially after the two disastrous earthquakes of 1638 and 1783 , trade , relationships, marriages with people of neighboring countries, significantly altered the character of the population , paving the progressive arbresh disappearance of the idiom . Period up to the 800 , today the Albanian language is no longer remembered and a little trace remains only a few single words, while it survives , with some variations, the traditional female costume . During Fascism the territory of Gizzeria was reduced considerably. The intense remediation activities, prepared by the government in 1928 and given to the full exploitation of the rough terrain waterflow , subjected it, in fact, the Plains of S. Euphemia , marshy and continuous source of malaria for the few inhabitants ( around 200) , a work of restoration . Restored , so the natural balance of the plain, the fascist government also built the new village of St. Euphemia , built according to the patterns of the architecture of the time with an octagonal shape and a square in which eight streets and converged around which revolved the new structures .

Here, as in several other towns of Calabria, religious festivals are started with the rite of Holy Week. More significant is the solemn celebration , which takes place June 24 in honor of the Patron Saint John the Baptist, the people celebrate this festival with faith unchanged ever since the religious feeling was and still is always lively and sincere . On the third Sunday of October each year, however, takes place in the district of " Cona " Fiera del SS . Rosario was established on October 2, 1886 , during the time in danger of disappearing due to several controversies , even though in 1921 it was restored by the City Council of the city Prefectural Authority .

Capitolo: Gizzeria - A bit of history..

The population in this post-war period has suffered, as in all the small towns south of the estate , a significant decline as a result of a massive influx mainly oriented towards Switzerland, Germany (purely temporary) and France, ' Australia , the Americas (stable) and to the cities of the Italian industrial triangle .

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Gizzeria - Promenade The promenade of Gizzeria is split into two areas: a part is located adjacent to the stretch of coast adjacent Falerna Falerna

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On the promenade there are various shops and kiosks inputs them to the various beaches.

Capitolo: Gizzeria - Promenade

and one side instead of in the sea to the south bordering the town known as "La Marinella". Both sections offer a nice walk..

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Gizzeria - Il windsurf ed il kitesurf in località “Pesce e anguille” e “la Lampara” Gizzeria marina has many stretches of coast a particular wind condition , technically called " thermal " , suitable for windsurfing and kitesurfing for a few hours of the day, try this very impressive to see the beauty of the colors of the kites used for tow sports around the sea on their boards . Over time, these beaches have become a reference for specialists in these sports for almost the whole year . In particular, the location near the restaurant and Lampara The Fish and Eels , which probably takes its name from the fact that over time represented a geographical reference for the purchase of just fish of various kinds but also eels, are today points of greatest influx for this type of tourism . To assist the needs of these sports are then born of the beaches specialized services for storage of sails but also with the normal bathing facilities ( umbrellas and chairs ) . Some of these strands are then transformed at night into the local nightlife .

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The show here is really addictive, to the point that now attract not only professionals but also many who, lying in the sun or immersed in sea water, just watch the acrobatics of athletes or aspiring. The beach also offers then the beach volleyball courts and basketball 3x3.

On many summer evenings then, especially on Saturdays, some of these rooms are transformed into open-air discos, now representing a point of reference for the fun night. While during the afternoon cocktails are offered at affordable prices accompanied by live music programs. In 2011 there was an important stage of the European Championships of Kite. The appointment 'was repeated again in 2012 during the week of July 29 and 24 and will be repeated in 2013 in the seventh between 22 and 29 July. It definitely pays to spend a day at this beach to enjoy the show.

Capitolo: Gizzeria - Il windsurf ed il kitesurf in località “Pesce e anguille” e “la Lampara”

We report in particular the strand "Hang Loose Beach" Fish and Eels in the area, where you can also enroll in courses for beginners or experts in various disciplines.

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Hang Loose Beach, Località Pesce e Anguille, Gizzeria lido (Cz) - www.hangloosebeach.it

Capitolo: Gizzeria - Il windsurf ed il kitesurf in località “Pesce e anguille” e “la Lampara”

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Gizzeria - Restaurants: “Il Pescatore”, “Il Pescefresco”, “Il Marechiaro”, “L’Oasi”, “Le Mimose”.

Later in the south we encounter " The Pescefresco " , another local historian who represents another important reference for lovers of fish and seafood. It is located in the area of natural lakes of the Vote and overlooks a stretch of coast is very open and airy . Also " The Lampara " with such a history, and always of good quality Arriving in the historic part of Gizzeria Marina , in the presence of denser settlement , we encounter one of the most known places of Calabria, " Marechiaro ." Restaurant which has frequent high-level both in the world of politics, and in that of business and entertainment . The seafood here is always fresh and of course the high standard of cuisine . We recommend it for very important occasions . Noteworthy also is another important local and long tradition : " The Oasis " . It is a bit ' more within the country but always in the lower area . In nearby Charon then , near the spa area , the restaurant " Mimosa " is ready to amaze you with its full menu for both the quality and the quantity at value prices .

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Capitolo: Gizzeria - Restaurants: “Il Pescatore”, “Il Pescefresco”, “Il Marechiaro”, “L’Oasi”, “Le Mimose”.

Gizzeria is a seaside town where there is a strong tradition of fishing . Many historians of the coast fishermen that still operate . From here it is now also a historical tradition of fish dishes in local restaurants . There are in fact many restaurants specializing in seafood dishes , and, in some cases, the activity of fishing and catering can be traced back to the same family . Recall , for example, " The Fisherman " historic restaurant / hotel that is located in the stretch of the border with Gizzeria Falerna .

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Gizzeria - Farmhouses: “Parco degli Ulivi”, “Torre dei Cavalieri” No shortage of houses in Gizzeria, some older and some of the recent birth but with all the traditions in the production of oils, wines, local produce.

The farm Parco degli Ulivi is located on the hill up to the lighthouse Gizzeria. Look towards the gulf and to the area of natural lakes of the Vote. The scenario that presents itself to the eye, from the gardens of the farm, is extraordinarily beautiful, because the green color of the olive trees and vegetation alongside, in contrast, the blue sea and the white beach of this beautiful area. The area is particularly suitable for kitesurfing and windsurfing, and therefore it is not uncommon that this scenario is the colors of the colorful sails that this sport gives us.

Farmhouse 'Parco degli Ulivi' in località Prato/Sperone 88040 - Gizzeria (Catanzaro) –Phone. e Fax: +39 968 403506 mobile. +39 338 7776361 www.agriturismoparcodegliulivi.it

Capitolo: Gizzeria - Farmhouses: “Parco degli Ulivi”, “Torre dei Cavalieri”

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Gizzeria - La spiaggia ed i lidi “Morrison” Beach The lido "Morrison" is associated with the historic "Bar Pino" which recently completed its tourist offer of accommodation with the Hotel "Pino" itself: very close to the shore.

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Lido “Turrazzo” Lido this that is located in part of Gizzeria near Cape Suvero. The beach has ample

Capitolo: Gizzeria - La spiaggia ed i lidi

Lido “Mediterraneo” Lido which is located in this part of Gizzeria adjacent Falerna and a little 'off-center from the town and then in a situation of total tranquility and discretion. It offers a large parking, beach chairs and umbrellas and cabanas, bar and restaurant. Bella then the lodge bar looking out to sea.

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parking, bar and beach service with umbrellas and lounge chairs.

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Capitolo: Gizzeria - La spiaggia ed i lidi

Lido “Hang Loose Beach” In the locality of “Pesce e Anguille”.si find this beach we extensively discussed in the article, kitesurfing and windsurfing.

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I dintorni .. Amantea

Clampetia was an ancient Greek city located on the coast of the Lower Tirreno Cosentino. It is not clear the exact location of the town: the Tabula Peuntigeriana Place Clampetia 40 miles south of Roman Cirellae and 10 miles north of Temesa: and in such a case should arise on the coast between San Lucido and Fiumefreddo Bruttium, where you actually have surfaced of ancient remains, but traditionally Clampetia is identified in the territory of Amantea, at least 10 miles to the south. The ancient literary sources speak of a sinus (bay) Clampetinus, orographic imperceptible, now as then, in the area of Fiumefreddo Bruttium that has a coastline and straight as possible without shaving. The same can be said of

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Capitolo: Amantea

Amantea is located in a privileged natural setting, on the sea, at the mouth of a gorge and on the side of a cliff, an area crossed by the river Savuto and several streams. It is not surprising, therefore, its ancient history, ancient city of the proud people of Cleto Bruzi to Clampetia of Magna Grecia, re-established by the Byzantines and conquered by the name of Nepetia later by the Arabs, who called Al Mantiah (the rock) hence the current name and even more the slang term of "La Mantia."

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San Lucido.

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If you observe the same woodcut Pacichelli we understand that the whole area of

Amantea between the headlands of Acquicella and Coreca corresponds exactly to a sinus can not be found neither north nor south of that area.

Regional Marine Park " Isca rocks" The Regional Marine Park "Reefs of Isca" is a stretch of sea facing the southern end of the coastal range between Amantea and the neighboring municipality of Belmonte Calabro. The isca is composed of two rocks located about 800 meters from the beach, the smallest to the south is called Isca small, and the largest in the north Isca Grande. The backdrops are wonderful and can reach a maximum depth of 25 meters. Flora and fauna are the masters here have established their habitat Groupers and moray eels as well as a large number of other fish.

Capitolo: Amantea

Coreca cliff - Coreca is a hamlet situated 3 km south of Amantea. Here you can admire one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Tyrrenian lower coast. The reef is composed of a large rock out of the water now called rock Coreca, and many other submerged rocks and others that emerge from the water.

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The recent discovery of a shrine of the century. Sixth century BC, in the area Imbelli, and a rich votive deposit evidenced by the allocation of Greek colonists. You want it to be the ancient Clampetia. The Arabs occupied it in 830 and make it the seat of an emirate, but were driven out in 885 by the army of Byzantine Nicephorus Phocas. It was a center of the uprising against the French in Calabria. The Promenade is definitely one of the flagships of Amantea. In the area of the beach promenade extends for several tens of meters thanks to the interventions that have always tried to maintain the sandy shore. The sandy beach is purely except a small stretch of gravel in the immediate vicinity of the shoreline Amantea is a center with the widespread presence of shops ranging from clothing to shoes, but also of course to the local products. There are also art shops and souvenir particularly along the main street that runs throughout the historic buildings in the village.

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Capitolo: Amantea

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The surrondings - Cleto Cleto has ancient origins. The settlement at the foot of Mount St. Angel, clings to the rock, and in fact Pietramala was called up in mid-1863. Its medieval castle, from where you control all the territory up to near the Tyrrhenian Sea - acquired the entire Earth Pietramala by notarial deed dated 29 October 1615 30 thousand ducats by Aquinas by Hercules Giannuzzi Savelli, first baron of the manor, - as described by Joseph Giannuzzi Savelli in a book published in 2004 in a limited edition (only 600 copies), is "powerful and severe," for centuries the residence of the family, which implements the same Ercole with new buildings. Then, the earthquake had reduced in ruins, and now, after the recent restoration has finally returned with all its grandeur in "knight dell'intiero country" from which there is "a landscape of immeasurable beauty".

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The settlement , which is indicated since the Middle Ages under the name of Pietramala or Petramala , taken after the unification of Italy named Cletus. This is based on those reported by Barrio and Flower who reported a mythical foundation of the center by Cleta , nurse Penthesilea , queen of the Amazons. The territory of Cleto , which also occupies part of the valley of Savuto , since ancient major route of penetration into the interior, has not returned a few ancient testimonies which confirm the existence of a number of structured settlements and places both along the coastal path closely that in the inner hilly or mountainous . The same area on which now stands the village of Cleto was almost certainly already inhabited in very ancient times , as would seem to suggest the presence , favored by the

Capitolo: The surrondings - Cleto

The historic center of Cleto is located in the upper valley of the river turbid , between the mountains of the southern chain Paolana , and in particular on the rocky slopes of Monte Sant'Angelo , 300 meters above sea level

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particular rock, numerous rock units . These units , although popular in medieval and modern times , similar to what is seen in many other settlements of Calabria , Apulia , Basilicata and Sicily, sometimes have quite a few similarities with the funeral caves found in Cozzo Piano Grande Serra d ' Aiello, dated to the middle Bronze Age ( XVI - half of the thirteenth century BC). In the Middle Ages , the need to defend and control the coastline has affected the birth and development of the settlements, so much so that one of the main features of this narrow strip of land is to be dotted with fortifications developed organically from Angevin age but with significant pre-existing Norman age .

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The settlement of Cleto is dominated by the robust structure of the castle built in the second half of the thirteenth century at the behest of Charles I of Anjou. However, very recent investigations conducted within the fort were allowed to assume an attendance area already in the Byzantine age - Norman (X - XI cent.) . Pietramala had walls complemented by round towers still clearly recognizable in the village , as well as in the castle , you can see the signs refined expressions buildings . The village, despite some restoration work, is being phased out and the highest concentration of empty homes now occurs mainly in the area at the foot of the fort . In the sandstone outcrops , both in the historical center and in the surrounding area , there are numerous caves and cavities that highlight the complexity of the core rock cletese . Many of these caves were until a few years ago still used by farmers as animal shelters or depots for agricultural equipment. However, despite the frequent reuse , and the partial destruction wrought during the work of " redevelopment " of the historic center performed in the 90s in many cases are still recognizable signs of the oldest uses.

The urban rich medieval survivals , testimonials, rock , and notes the valuable architectural and artistic still exist, such as the fine example of Catalan window , make today Cleto an extraordinary research laboratory and a center that is worth keeping in life with commitment . We recommend a visit to the old town on foot by climbing up on top of the castle to enjoy the wonderful views enjoyed by the rulers of the past. Source: website of Cleto , article by Francesco Antonio Cuteri

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In addition to the caves , there is the widespread presence in the walls and rocky shelves , more or less deep cavity for storing grain and other foodstuffs , and pipes and tanks for the collection and storage of water.

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The surroundings - Fiumefreddo The origins of Fiumefreddo Bruttium are not known precisely. I found dcodumenti testify first traces in the Middle Ages (around 1000), although we can not exclude the existence of the presence of the coastal population in the Middle Ages old. Most likely the site was chosen for its ability to facilitate the defense. In 1054 the village, called Flumen Frigidum (Cold River - now called the River Sea) to the low temperature of its water, was captured by Robert Guiscard who gave it to his brother Roger the Norman. Subsequently Fiumefreddo was under the authority of feudal Simone from Mamistra, lord of Charles I of Anjou in 1269 and then move to the French feudal lord John de Flenis and then again to Alfonso Sanseverino vassal of Charles II. Just a few years later, for having rebelled against the king Charles II. The estate was confiscated and given to the Viceroy of Calabria,

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Ferdinand of Alarcon who in 1536 graced the castle Fiumefreddo according to the aesthetic of the period and built outside the walls of the country, two towers called Schooners.

The city council, in 1860, he decided the name of Bruttium to add to the original name of Fiumefreddo.. The town retains some of its medieval walls, the palaces of the Valley and Pignatelli (the first phases of construction with differentiated and finished as the second in the seventeenth century). Also known as Cold Castle, the castle was built around 1050 by the Norman Robert Guiscard

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In the early 1800s the castle was partially destroyed by the French, represented by Joseph Napoleon, the emperor's brother, and then, by Joachim Murat. But the inhabitants of Fiumefreddo communities were formed in secret to resist the invaders.

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who considered the ideal place to curb the assaults of enemies. In later centuries the manor lived moments of glory and splendor playing a major role in terms of strategic and political. There are many important personalities who lived there: the Duke of Somma, the Viceroy of Calabria,

In 1807 the manor was torn to shreds by French General Reyner of that, at all costs, he wanted to capture Giovan Battista De Michele, head of the Bourbon resistance in Calabria Citra. Today, after the restoration of nearly 10 years (but will need to continue the work of recovery yet), at a cost of more than â‚Ź 5 billion, the Castle of the Valley, has regained its unmistakable beauty. In particular, the restoration has allowed the recovery of some underground rooms that will become a place for art exhibitions, and perhaps also of museum exhibitions. One day in July of 1975, while returning from her holiday in Sicily, Salvatore Fiume , intrigued by the homonymous , he decided to make a detour to Fiumefreddo . He came out from the Falerna , traveled throughout the State 18 to the north , and soon after the pinewood of the Lombards , looking up , he saw the ruins of the castle and a cluster of houses clinging to the top of the mountain . Soon the place became the summer residence for the painter (and sculptor ), who enriched his bright talent frescoing , among others, the crumbling walls of the medieval castle and the dome of the church of San Rocco. "The Room of Desires" at the Castle of the Valley is definitely the greatest masterpiece by Salvatore Fiume , the ruins of the walls are covered with paintings illustrating the "dream of the artist Fiumefreddo " and two sculptures,

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Peter Don Gonzalo de Mendoza, husband of Isabella Della Valle. In this series of big names is also important to remember the lord Simon de Mamistra that, in 1201, after having been restored, gave the abbot Joachim of Fiore Abbey Source laurate, another interesting historic building Fiumefreddo. Peter Don Gonzalo de Mendoza, husband of Isabella Della Valle. In this series of big names is also important to remember the lord Simon de Mamistra that, in 1201, after having been restored, gave the abbot Joachim of Fiore Abbey Source laurate, another interesting historic building Fiumefreddo.

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depicting the life of the past, seem to observe the magic of those paintings. At the " first cycle of creative Fiumefreddo " belong works preserved in the church of San Rocco and the Statue of the fountain in Largo Torretta. At that time he was a great help Franco Bruno , a citizen of Fiumefreddo Bruttium , who joined him and supported him in all his needs and today is the reserved and jealous guardian of his work.

His laboratory is located in Fiumefreddo . For more information and details www.viverfiumefreddo.it

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Christ The Redeemer The statue, cement and marble dust, two meters high and a half (four with base) , weighing 69 seven tons , was placed on the promontory " Timpa di Castiglione " Sunday, August 8, 1999 due to an act done by helicopter local administration. The work of the artist fiumefreddese Enzo Spina , who has worked thirteen months to complete his work . For him it was the realization of a dream: "Every time I looked at that hill " ( Timpa di Castiglione , ed) - explains Enzo Spina persavo : " Here my Christ to be born " And so it was . "Now I'm really happy and proud. " Enzo Spina has created the statue at his own expense , to give it away to his native country. A tribute in the name of faith and altruism. Enzo Spina, painter and sculptor , is the son of Art and Master of Art . Today agent, but keeps the love for art and performs work in clay , creating among other things of beautiful nativity scenes in miniature. His greatest work is the Christ, RE , on the ridge of the river to the sea, but it has also created a half-length of Padre Pio, the town of the Lombards, and another for the Albanian town of Falconara .

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The surroundings - Discoteque nearby Hang Loose Beach - Happy Hour in the months of July and August, every Saturday and Sunday , from 18.00 onwards. Live music and a disco dance in exotic atmosphere . Party on the beach : the ' last Friday in June continues the legendary "Party on the beach" which involved an average of 2500 people. Hang Loose Beach boasts a unique event of its kind, with the sea in the background and different areas of music , starting from Latin America. Imposing an organization to achieve the highest standards in the services offered . So many DJs who compete during the evening , many bartenders are distributed in the 3 bars within the disk and the private room, several valets assist all guests in the large parking lot adjacent to and however many people dedicated to safety so that everything can spend without any problem. Private party : Hang Loose Beach hosts private parties for birthdays , graduations, premarital , christenings, weddings. All the staff available to the clients' needs. Buffets and dinners , along with the disco bar , make the party memorable for the celebrated . Live concert : every Tuesday in August she stands in a concert with the best bands and cover bands in the domestic market. Listen to good music by the sea is a wonderful experience that only by living it captures the charm. Following hard and abundant salsicciate . Dinner event: theme dinners, accompanied with music by listening , make some evenings dell'Hang Exclusive Loose Beach . Set menu or a la carte to take the opportunity to taste delicious dishes and characteristic .

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Henry Morgan - There is a disco classic, but rather a restaurant - brewery - disco in AngloSaxon style. It is located in Marinella di Lamezia Terme and has become a point of reference for young Calabrian looking for fun night. The restaurant offers 3 small rooms and an outdoor area especially popular during the hot summer seasons. Il Capriccio – A Nocera Terinese near the waterfront. Disco music with commercial harvesting of tourists resorts, campsite and the nearby hotels as well as young and old of the place.

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L'Ayers Rock One Australian pub - And 'one of the trendiest nightclubs in the area. The name is derived from the great Australian monolith and the restaurant offers its audience a picturesque scenery consists of a perfect blend of colors. It is a local unique with a warm environment until what time of the appetizers, which then continues with an evening disco.

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The surroundings - Pizzo, the church of Piedigrotta, the castle Murat and ice cream "Tartufo (truffle)"

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Capitolo: The surroundings - Pizzo, the church of Piedigrotta, the castle Murat and ice cream "Tartufo (truffle)"

Like many other towns in Calabria, in the past centuries has been sought an origin in the ancient Magna Grecia, with some eponymous hero. So today some repeat that Pizzo was founded by Nepeto the times of ancient Greece. But there is no evidence of this, even if someone uses La chiesa di "Piedigrotta" It is said that by 1665 a ship sailing from Naples at the mercy of the locally for commercial reasons the term stormy sea was crashed against the rocks. In "Napizia", and the "napitini for the inhabitants. those dramatic moments, the captain expressed a There are some news of the existence of a vow to Our Lady that would save the life of 'crew. strong and a village just starting since 1300, The vessel sank, but the men managed to reach the shore, there where the church stands today. and the existence of the community of Basilian monks, while traces remain in the territory of an ancient fishing, especially tuna.'s name Pizzo (= bird's beak, point out) is ideally suited to the tuff promontory that juts the sea, rising from the river mouth Angitola, down to the beach of the Navy, where he was placed in the fifteenth century, the small strong Aragonese Castle Murat said today, the tragic events of 13 October 1815. The strong position, and the castle favored the growth of a fishing village , even for the lucky fishing for tuna . For centuries, tunas , in the month of May June , reached a million On shore, the sailors found the picture of the beaches of the Gulf of St. Euphemia , and Madonna which was on board the ship. there arose the famous tuna Bivona , and Determined to keep his promise, dug into the rock, Pizzo. Right next to the Church of Piedigrotta , a small chapel and there they placed the sacred image. Despite there have benn many storms and the beach called Prangi , in the area known framework, carried away by the fury of the waves Centofontane , still relevant for the existence that penetrated far into the cave, it was always found in the place where the ship had crashed of many sources of fresh water , the Rais and against the rocks. Soon, the place became a his men made it, until the seventies of the trap meeting point for sailors with their boats crossed that was being held by cables which started the stretch of sea and also for pizzitani (inhabitant from the rocks on the ground , under the of Pizzo), << Madonnella >> aficionados who enlarged the cave. Between the end of the present Church of St. Francesco di Paola . In nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, two the rocks in the sea there are traces of this artists of the place, first Angelo Barone and then activity. It collapsed the stone arch that held his son Alfonso, dug caves and carved the other the cable, but you see pools , stairs , dozens of statues depicting scenes from the Holy Scriptures. The two also frescoed the ceiling of the excavations, pans , sprayed from sources of nave and the small half-dome above the altar, fresh water now rarely abundant , probably giving rise to a popular cult deeply felt, which today where they washed tuna . Today appear is renewed between the magic of visitors dazzled submerged in the sea five long piers by this singular spectacle made more fascinating by the changing light of the sea and the sky of this perpendicular , in the locality Prangi / coast. CentoFontane / cave of Bue. In the area Piedigrotta / Prangi are nearly collapsed caves of the Ox (it is thought that there was still the nineteenth-century monk seal, known as sea cow), and the Saracen / Centofontane. The cave of the Saracen, huge, crumbling today is the subject of a tradition that was used for years by Saracen pirates and Barbary, as a deposit of prey and people captured in raids in the villages of the interior.

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This is possible considering that that area of the coast has remained uninhabited for centuries precisely because of the incessant action of gangster pirates of different origin, engaged in the capture of the human cattle (slaves), driving force of antiquity. Lace was famous as a resort by the Bourbon kings of Naples postal arrival of the ship, even though he had a port itself, and as the place of origin of delicious fish, primarily tuna, fresh or pickled. Bourbon kings were come spessosi tuna and other fish, so he went Lace famosa.I Bourbons did some work for Lace, and there is no trace of the journey of King Ferdinand II of 1854, which came in with the Neapolitan army in Calabria exercise army, and with his son Francesco (which he called Ciccillo). One night the king had remained mired at the mouth of the river Angitola, and pizzitani offered him hospitality, stately homes, but the king wanted to accept the hospitality of the convent of San Francesco di Paola, which was devoted. It is said that the monastery was totally unprepared to receive the king, and that even water had. On the course there is a plaque commemorating the event. The castle bears witness to the presence of Aragon in the fifteenth secolo.Proprio in this place, the Aragonese castle, was imprisoned and later sentenced to death Joachim Murat, King of Naples and brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was shot October 13, 1815, after several days of imprisonment and a process done in the main hall of the castle and was later buried in the church of St. George. Today, the Aragonese castle of Pizzo is named Murat Castle. Inside the castle there is the Provincial Murat Museum.

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Il castello di "Murat" Eretto nella seconda metà del XV secolo da Ferdinando I° d’Aragona, il castello di Pizzo ha due torrioni cilindrici angolari, dei quali la torre grande, detta torre mastra, è di origine angioina (1380 circa)

In its rooms , the event that took place - as A.Dumas - Lace did become " one of the stations Napoleonic Homeric Iliad ." Joachim MURAT , King of Naples and brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, in a last attempt to regain the the kingdom of Naples , landed at the marina Pizzo Sunday, October 8, 1815 , attempting to turn the population against Ferdinand IV of Borbone.Ma the attempt did not succeed. Joachim and his small band were overwhelmed and imprisoned in the castle, where, five days later, after a summary trial, King was sentenced to death by the Military Commission prepared for the force of law by the Bourbon Government. He faced imprisonment and judgment , which was so hastily put , with great pride and dignity , which he held until the end, largely honoring his reputation as a man of courage and of extraordinary value on the battlefield . He who had been the hero of Aboukir Bay and the Moscow River , fearless faced death, that he was given by firing squad in the scrutiny of the castle , half an hour after the sentencing . There remains , of those last moments, the noble letter he wrote to his wife and the memory of the pride with which he wanted to control the firing squad. And since the guns of the soldiers, intimidated and moved, had saved the first time , had to order the fire twice before falling , struck by seven bullets. (source: www.pizzo.biz ) ) His body was transported to the Mother Church of St. George the Martyr, was buried in a common grave , in the center of the church, where a tombstone remember forever the name and memory of a king , who , as he wrote in a ' epigraph Count Mosbourg , " knew how to win, was able to reign, knew how to die

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Tartufo di Pizzo. It 'sa homemade ice cream that takes its name from its resemblance in shape to the most famous tuber blackish earth, the "black truffle", and the town of Pizzo who gave birth.

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Since the 60 is produced in the ice cream stores in Pizzo Calabro , in the province of Vibo Valentia, and is recognized as one of the most famous typical products of Calabria in Italy and in Europe. It ' a very full-bodied ice cream as for its natural ingredients and for the production technique ( freezing ) incorporates little air , unlike the industrial one . In the past you could only taste the tables set out in the main square of the town of Pizzo by master ice cream , but now it is exported from the new generation of ice cream all over Italy to find it as dessert menus of the most renowned restaurants . The nose looks like a "piece hard" paper , single-portion , dome-shaped irregularly packed with hazelnut whipped cream and chocolate , with an inner core of dark cocoa that has the characteristic of melt before the ice cream to form a tasty drop coming out , the outer surface is dusted with cocoa powder It is distinguished by the authenticity of the ice cream made with fresh, natural ingredients , with no industrial base : only whole milk, sugar , dextrose, egg yolks , nuts and cocoa. The ancient traditions of the truffle of Pizzo does not involve the use of hydrogenated vegetable fat , milk powder and foundation of any kind of preservatives and dyes. With regard to the category of " ice cream of Pizzo" also deserve a special mention hazelnut stuffed , the sea urchin , pistachio ice cream and chocolate padded . As for the truffles can be served smothered with hot coffee or liqueurs.

Capitolo: The surroundings - Pizzo, the church of Piedigrotta, the castle Murat and ice cream "Tartufo (truffle)"

Because of its delicacy and refinement of the Truffle Lace ranks with great interest in GOURMET Italian and obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry the IGP (" TRUFFLE LACE PGI ").

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Capo Vaticano e Tropea

I think Tropea, with its walls , its towers degraded , its gates , its sandy beach, looks like the cities of Syria. The appearance of this fortress , which is located in the middle of the Mediterranean, has something historic . " Impression that the tourist captures still coming from the north, along the coastal road , after passing Briatico and Parghelia , including panoramas of breathtaking beauty that hatch suddenly on the emerald sea where stands the figure of Stromboli . Tropea is being heralded as " a whitish spot " on the yellowish sandstone cliff overlooking the sea , implying lovely treasures . a discovery that led to the writing of all'estasiato Custine : " I dare not continue writing. How much you can afford to describe such a country ? Admire and be silent : that is what can make a man in front of the beauties of creation . " This" Pearl of the Tyrrhenian " , certainly the best known tourist resort in Calabria and frequented not only by foreigners , full of excellent accommodation

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Capitolo: The surroundings - Pizzo, the church of Piedigrotta, the castle Murat and ice cream "Tartufo (truffle)"

This country kidnaps me: I realized that everything I had imagined about the places and the skies of the South. "It 's the month of June 1812. Writer Astolphe de Custine, during his trip to Calabria, makes a stop in Tropea remain enchanted by the Tyrrhenian town. Kidnapped by beautiful scenery, from warm colors and lush vegetation, the French ends up evoking Poussin and Lorrain in a hymn to creation full of romantic impulses. wrote: "the city is beautiful. It is built on a rock that extends into the sea. A short distance away, another smaller rock, forms a picturesque island: there was built a hermitage...

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level , has preserved almost its charm steeped in myth and history that have made fantasize historians and scholars. Yeah, because the Portus Herculis of Pliny and Strabo , however, that there was more to the west of today's port of Tropea was always accompanied by legends fabulous on its origin . and someone wants her old name , Trophea , resulting from the trophies that Scipio Africanus brought from Africa. But the tourist distracted, enchanted by the beautiful scenery and one of the most crystalline waters of the peninsula , as evidenced by also the recent data " Schooner green " even if not try the same emotions as de Custine and the many other visitors fascinated by the charm of the town, can not fail to recognize the signs of its extraordinary history , and that open like a treasure chest in the its beautiful medieval historic center . starting from the Cathedral of Norman origin, remodeled several times by earthquakes and returned to its original shape after the restorations carried out in the twenties of this century, which comes with its arched portal to false porch , and on the right shows a seventeenth-century arcade that connects the church to the bishop's palace . the interior has three naves divided by octagonal pillars . Numerous works of art that deserve attention : a large black crucifix century , the Madonna del Popolo child and angels , marble sculpture by Fra ' Agnolo by Montorsi , 1555 , a precious ciborium art Tuscan Four- hundred , and in particular the Madonna of Romania , venerated patron saint of Tropea, Byzantine table and dating from around 1630. interesting is also the Bishop's Palace , with leftovers from the Two - fourteenth century, and where is the treasure of the Cathedral . But the city , which contains numerous remains of Roman buildings , including those of a villa, in need of a thorough visit, to discover the numerous testimonies of its past greatness that Serbian " with jealous pride ," as Joseph noted Isnardi . holiday Because the appearance of its streets , its shops full of colorful local handicrafts , especially the coral, the stalls filled with fruit and of the products in Tropea is proud , onion, in particular, and the lettuce, cheese and cold cuts Poro , may lead to inattention to look with the interesting buildings of eighteenth-century , representing the ancient and deep-rooted nobility town , with balconies Spanish- , beautiful portals and large gardens that open onto plazas and streets . buildings &SHY; Palace mire, Toraldo , Galluppi that " seem to be asleep in this dream baronial and obsolete " and that blend with the colors and scents of the streets, and make this a unique Baroque balcony overlooking the sea. and if the main goal , past the square with lots of character with the small clock tower and its palaces , is quell'affaccio overhanging on the waves and where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with Santa Maria dell ' Island , we must not neglect other less obvious treasures : the Church of the pawnshop , rich stucco , that of Liguorini , the Chapel of St. Demetrius . A discovery that takes place step by step, revealing the sinuous beauty of the town, after which the first surprise will give other charms . Last Sanctuary of Santa Maria island, almost the symbol of Tropea, which stands on the cliff rising sea connected to the mainland for over two centuries . Known for being a Benedictine sanctuary of late medieval origin , transformed into a three-aisled basilica in the Renaissance era , has undergone many renovations . faรงade was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1905. interior, interesting works of art , including a recumbent figure supposedly by the Master of Miletus. Needless to seek other summons and judgments as well as to emphasize the charm of this town, its graceful beauty , the blue of the " most beautiful sea in the world." a beauty ready to be enjoyed , which renews

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every step of emotions and memories in a pristine highlights the history and legends. Whether here combine to capture the tourist

We recommend that you spend a day at this location, starting early in the morning to be at the beach early in the morning already.

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The surroundings - “Serra S. Bruno” village, the “Certosa” and the adventury park “Adrenalina verde”

" Cartusia nunquam reformata quia nunquam deformed ," says an old adage of monastic origin : the Charterhouse has never been reformed , because his spirit , his ideal , he never distorted . It should not , therefore, surprising that , as noted by Corrado Alvaro in " A train in the South ," the Certosa can give the impression of being out of time. Yet it would be wrong to think of the Carthusians as "heroes " of the faith. The monks are people like everyone else and the principles of their lives are marked by the equilibrium that leads them to distribute their time between the moments devoted to solitary prayer and those dedicated to communal living , exercising, according to the words of St. Bruno , a laborious idleness and quiet action . Between these two poles leads the daily life of the Carthusians , as you can see from the " table" Community organization in use at the Charterhouse of Serra San Bruno. The Carthusian monks begin their day when that other people's ends. At 22.45 , after a sleep of about four hours, the Monaco, which has stopped

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Capitolo: The surroundings - “Serra S. Bruno” village, the “Certosa” and the adventury park “Adrenalina verde”

For those who observe from outside the life of the Carthusians - the monastic order founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084 , whose second house saw the light in Calabria in 1091 - can be truly " paradox " and " scandal." It is , in fact, a choice that , although tempered by moments of life in common, situated in solitude and silence its indispensable premise : "The ideal of our profession - reads the text of the Statutes of the Carthusian - is primarily in waiting the silence and solitude of the cell . This is the holy land and the place where the Lord and his servant often speak together , like a man with his friend . frequently In it, the faithful soul is united to the Divine Word , the bride unites with the Bridegroom , the heavenly things themselves with the mundane , the divine to the human . " The architecture of functional Charterhouses is this choice made by the monks of isolation when a Carthusian protrudes from any window of the cell sees only the small perimeter of your garden and the blind wall , without opening the cell to the left . Two Carthusian monks who were to appear at the same time they could not see each other. This explains why the life of the Carthusians is protected by the " sounds of the world " by a rigid enclosure which , at the same time , prevent the monks from the monastery to go out - except for the spacing weekly - and who does not is to visit the Carthusian Charterhouse . Approaching a Carthusian monastery - and the Carthusian monastery of Serra San Bruno is no exception , of course, this "rule" - we approach a city of faith , in which the long perimeter wall keeps people who have decided to make an radical not because I hate the world or because disillusioned by the secular life , but as a result of that particular "call" that leads to the monastic vocation and expressing the desire to enter into full relationship with God in contemplation. The Carthusians , to borrow a metaphor that in the Middle Ages enjoyed great fortune , do not despise the office of Martha, busy daily schedule , but choose the part of Mary, the silent sister sitting at Jesus' feet listening to his word , convinced that this is " the best part which shall not be taken away ." No coincidence that it is a monastic order that , with the inevitable adjustments of the Statutes of the Church theological updating , has essentially retained its original spirit intact

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for a few minutes rest, the cell reads in the morning the office of the Virgin. At the end of this Office , around 23.30 , begins in the convent church the long night vigil : " During the Night Office - write the Carthusians of Serra in a publication - are read Scripture and the Fathers , and after each reading is followed by the singing the great Responsories in the sober melodies of ancient Gregorian church of Lyons of the eleventh century . 's long night vigil , lasting about three hours, took place in an environment of semi-darkness and great recollection, without the accompaniment of musical instruments, affecting deeply its severity and austere simplicity."

C.I.P.T. Centro Informazioni e Promozione Turistica Serra San Bruno

To proceed to a thorough examination of Serra S. Bruno , we recommend the visitor to contact the CIPT ( Information and Tourist Centre ) , at which they are offered numerous tourist services such as guided tours in the historic center of the country that boasts the presence of churches in the late Baroque style , the Certosa Museum and Santa Maria del Bosco. Hiking guides are also pleased to offer their support to groups trekking and mountain , in fact, the many nature trails that meander through the plateau Serrese , form a perfect partnership between leisure and contact with nature . The highlight of the C.I.P.T. is " The Way of Carbonai " , a guided tour through the natural richness of these places in the mountains and the art of the production of coal produced according to ancient rites as the land that hosts them . For more information contact the office of the CIPT contacting Dr. Ivana Ariganello number / fax 0963.72040 e-mail cipt@libero.it

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Capitolo: The surroundings - “Serra S. Bruno” village, the “Certosa” and the adventury park “Adrenalina verde”

At the end of the Carthusian Office returns to his cell , and after Lauds of the Office of the Virgin, goes to bed until 5.45am , when he gets up and starts because it sounds before the recitation of the offices to which the monks are required even at the stroke of the other canonical hours ( Terce, Sext, and None ) . The divine service is completed during the day at the conventual Mass sung Masses hermit chapels , and Vespers , before the break , Compline . This service , which is the essential aim of the life of the monks, knows , however, regular breaks and intervals during which the Carthusians can indulge in activities such as study - with the opportunity to attend the monastic library at certain times of the day - the manual work , the care of the cell and gardening . Faced with all this, and other " waivers " that life in the Charterhouse requires , it is not easy for the viewer to grasp the meaning outside of this choice without deforming its nature. It is not easy to avoid the double risk of mythical transfiguration , which sees the monks almost as exceptional individuals , and arrogance skeptical . The real " scandal " of life in the Charterhouse is its simplicity : pray, study , write , participate in liturgical celebrations , meliorate the hard exercise of Gregorian chant, enjoy nature during the spacing weekly , engage in activities such as manual bind books , these things are the "secret" newspaper that the Carthusians guard in " sheltered harbor " of their monasteries.

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The Adventure Park "GREEN ADRENALINE"

The Adventure Parks are canopy tours through the trees made of wooden platforms, positioned at different heights connected by bridges Tibetan, Nepalese, walkways logs, Liane, networks etc. and all ending with the exciting launch of Tyrol. To go always anchored to the safety cable and with mandatory safety equipment (DPI Harness, Lowge, pulleys, carabiners, helmet and gloves). Balance, concentration, courage and a bit 'of physicality are essential components.

Made in the woods of Serra San Bruno, close to the Natural Park of the Serre, in the mountainous area of the Province of Vibo Valentia, the adventure park "GREEN ADRENALINE" offers beautiful acrobatic courses to enjoy in safety the sake of fun hanging between the lush trees of the mountain. Enjoying a wonderful and exciting experience, surrounded by unspoilt forests of Serra San Bruno will test your sense of balance, your strength, intelligence, and the cold-blooded.

The team of professionals in the park is available just in case, to advise you and ensure your safety.

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• The materials and equipment used are in accordance with existing laws • The facilities and equipment are provided subject to daily monitoring by the security personnel. • We recommend the use of sports apparel and athletic shoes or hiking boots.

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The ADVENTURE PARK "Adrenalina Verde" offers different walks of increasing difficulty, allowing all fun to measure their abilities. The Adventure Park "Adrenaline Green" is equipped with 6 different paths Adventure: • 2 locations accessible to children with height at the wrist, with his arm raised over his head, not less than 140 cm. • 4 courses for teenagers / adults with height at the wrist, with his arm raised over his head, not less than 160 cm. • For children who do not have access to the paths of the Adventure Park has been achieved, through the woods, a large space with slides, swings and gyms. • For teens and adults are the next project the field of archery and bowling green. For lovers of trekking we also organize mountain excursions. The ticket has a maximum duration of 2.45 hours, more than enough time to tackle the trails with all the necessary calm and also to retrace.

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I dintorni - L’aeroporto Internazionale di Lamezia Terme

The airport is under continues development, increasing the number of terminals and enhancement of the technology for traffico control.

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The International Airport of Lamezia Terme, active since 1976, is the largest airport of Calabria, with nearly 2 millions passengers and national and international destinations,. Located in a central position in the region, as well as in the Mediterranean area, basicly accommodates passengerg arriving from southern Calabria,as well as coming from Salerno, the Cilento area and Basilicata. The airport is connected with with the main Italian airports: Rome, Milan Linate and Malpensa, Bologna, Turin, Venice, Pisa, Bergamo, Trapani. There are also many international routes : Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, London, Zurich, Monaco, Luxembourg, Stockholm, Cologne, Toronto, Düsseldorf, just to name a few. Is also high the volume of Charter activity which intensifies during summer . Several companies have operated in the past and are regularly confirming their activity in the current year: Alitalia/Airone, Blu- Panorama, Ryanair, Easyjet, Air Transat, Helvetic.com, Air Berlin, Luxair, Germanwings. The passenger terminal is spread over three floors and has a base area of over 6,000 square meters. In recent years, ENAV (Italian organization responsible of airlines assistance) has invested over € 45 million for the modernization of infrastructures (the new hall of the control tower and power plants). In May of 2009, has installed a new radar which made Lamezia Terme airport a state of the art in the airport traffic control.

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The program also includes other measures, some nearing completion, which will make it even more comfortable and functional the airport Airport: A new VIP lounge, an additional car park for long term parking, an office tower, already erected next to the headquarters of the SACAL, with exhibition halls and a panoramic restaurant, a business Aerhotel, and also the construction and extension of the runway from the current 2,340 meters to 3,000 meters that will allow aircraft "wide body" of work at the airport Lametini without load restrictions, the construction hangar for aviation activities

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Autonoleggi

tel. 0968-51508 fax 0968 53577

tel. 0968-51541 fax 0968-51541

tel. 0968-51331 fax 0968-53770

tel. 0968-411088 fax 0968-419053

tel. 0968-53690 fax 0968-419453

tel. 0968-51533 fax 0968-418694

Centralino

tel 0968.414111 - fax 0968.411032

7:00-23:00

Infoline

tel 0968.414333

5.30-23.00

ENAC D.A.

tel 0968.414345 - fax 0968.414360

ENAV

tel 0968.410111

PRM

tel 0968.414401 - fax 0968.414403

Carabinieri

tel 0968.51520

Dogana

tel 0968.411205

Guardia di Finanza

tel 0968.51713

Polizia di Frontiera

tel 0968.419296

5:30-24:00 0:00-2:00 / 6:00-24:00 6:00-24:00 24h

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Polizia Municipale centralino

tel 0968.22130

8:00-20:00

Vigili del Fuoco

tel 0968.51777

24h

Pronto Soccorso

tel 0968.414374

7:00-19:00

Oggetti smarriti

tel 0968.414401

10:00-12:00 / 15:00-17:00

Lost & Found Aeroporto Bagagli smarriti

tel 0968.419547 (numero attivo per controllo pratiche)

Parcheggio a pagamento

tel 0968.414377

IAT Informazioni

tel 0968.419428 - 0968.414384 0968.1902274

Taxi

tel 0968.51722

9:00-13:00 / 17:00 21:00

08:00-24:00 aperto tutti i giorni 8:00-20:00

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I dintorni - Le terme di Caronte

Era il dicembre del 1716. Da allora, quel legame non ha avuto soluzione di continuità, anzi ha finito col tramutarsi in una "missione familiare". In seguito, anche il terreno della Badia, divenne proprietà della famiglia Cataldi che, dopo aver dotato la località di uno stabilimento termale, otteneva nel 1924, il N.O. Ministeriale per l'utilizzo terapeutico dei bagni. Nel 1929, si iniziarono a praticare le prime fangature, utilizzando le argille depositate dalla sorgente. Vennero poi avviate nuove opere di captazione che permisero di convogliare le polle minori nella sorgente principale, dalla quale prende il nome l'intero complesso termale e la località in cui è situato: Caronte, come il mitico vecchio, nocchiero dell'oltretomba. Il richiamo alla figura, comune a greci, etruschi e romani, è da attribuire alla elevata temperatura dell'acqua che, quando viene alla luce, si mantiene costantemente intorno ai 39° C.. Se oggi il suo calore è facilmente spiegabile per l'alto gradiente geotermico che caratterizza la zona e per la velocità di risalita dalle grandi profondità, un tempo non poteva non evocare le fiamme dell'Averno, in un luogo che ancora adesso propone un'immagine complessa: multiforme, metà angelica e metà demoniaca, che lascia il visitatore sconcertato. E' raro trovare in uno spazio così ristretto, tanta varietà di aspetti, che fanno della zona il luogo ideale per un soggiorno in Calabria. In un raggio di poche decine di chilometri, è facile ed agevole raggiungere infinite spiagge dolcemente selvagge, dalle potenzialità turistiche inespresse, paesaggi rasserenanti ricchi della più varia vegetazione, località e zone di grande interesse archeologico, artistico e

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La passione per i soggiorni e le cure termali, i calabresi devono averla ereditata dagli antichi romani. Già allora era molto diffusa l'abitudine di frequentare i "luoghi del benessere" per curare svariati tipi di disturbi o,molto più semplicemente, per ritemprare il fisico con l'aiuto delle preziose acque naturali che sgorgano dalle sorgenti termali. In Calabria, l'itinerariodel benessere si presenta molto articolato e consente la cura di numerose patologie. Il nostro viaggio alla ricerca delle benefiche acque, inizia dalle fonti termali di Caronte, già conosciute nel II sec. A.D. e citate negli itinerari romani come "Acquae Angae", il cui nome è indissolubilmente legato a quello di un'antica famiglia Calabrese. Si tratta di una connessione intima, viscerale, la cui importanza risulta sottolineata dal suggello del tempo. Sono trascorsi quasi tre secoli, infatti, da quando il terreno delle fonti, originariamente appartenente alla Badia Basiliana dei SS. Quaranta Martiri, venne concesso in enfiteusi a Gian Galeano Cataldi che, resosi conto delle potenzialità delle sorgenti, avviò l'opera di bonifica di quei luoghi ed acquistò i terreni circostanti.

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culturale. Situata a ridosso del parco naturale "Mitoio-Difesa", un'area naturale protetta di gran pregio, le Terme di Caronte sorgono nel cuore della Calabria, a soli 9 chilometri dall'aeroporto internazionale di Lamezia. Nell'area delle Terme, è custodita un'antica e singolare statua della Madonna, scolpita da un unico blocco di pietra calcarea, che la credenza popolare indica come S. Quaranta, quasi certamente proveniente dalla Abbazia Basiliana distrutta da una delle tante incursioni saracene. Il vasto programma di potenziamento delle strutture, avviato a partire dagli anni '80, ha conferito al complesso termale una nuova fisionomia, moltiplicandone le capacità curative e dotando le Terme di numerosi centri specialistici, che richiamano un'utenza quanto più varia e diversificata. L'acqua della sorgente, sgorga riccamente mineralizzata dal lungo e profondo percorso sotterraneo in terreni calcarei e cristallini. I suoi preziosi elementi, consentono di classificarla "solfurea-solfato-alcalino-terrosa-iodica-arsenicale" e le attribuiscono proprietà terapeutiche particolarmente indicate per la cura di diverse patologie: affezioni dell'apparato respiratorio, reumatismi, malattie della pelle e ginecologiche, sordità rinogena. Vasta la scelta delle cure effettuabili, convenzionate con il Servizio SanitarioNazionale: bagni, inalazioni, aerosolterapie,nebulizzazioni, insufflazioni endotimpaniche, tutte rigorosamente condotte sotto il controllo di medici specialisti. La Direzione sanitaria delle Terme, sta inoltre portando avanti con successo, programmi di medicina preventiva, organizzando incontri e congressi a livello nazionale ed internazionale, mentre il complesso, ha finito col diventare un preciso punto di riferimento per numerose manifestazioni culturali. L'itinerario nel benessere, continua nel Centro Idroestetico Termale, inserito nel circuito "DIBI Center", che, oltre a disporre delle esclusive apparecchiature "Fisiotron" e "Dibitron", sfrutta le potenzialità terapeutiche delle acque solfuree e dei fanghi per la cura della pelle. Il centro idroestetico, si avvale inoltre di una specifica linea di dermocosmesi naturale, vegetale e termale che trova largo utilizzo in molti inestetismi cutanei. Circondati dalla bellezza del paesaggio calabrese, è qui possibile ritrovare un equilibrato rapporto con se stessi, con la natura, con il proprio corpo: qui, la battuta "mens sana in corpore sano", non è solo un ricordo letterario.

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I dintorni - Le isole Eolie con partenze da Vibo, Campora o Cetraro

Mini cruises from the port of Vibo Marina and Cetraro with motor vessels and luxury Neocastrum Citrarium. Departure every day at 7:30 am from the port of Vibo Valentia Marina for Vulcan. Free time for swimming and sulfuric mud. At 12:15 transfer to Lipari. Arrival and free time for shopping disposiione and eventual visit to the famous Aeolian Museum Lunch (optional). At 14.45 departure for stromboli. Stop to visit the island or swim-out for the return at 17.45. The itinerary of the Transfer in bus per il porto di cruise will be subject to change depending on weather Vibo Marina and sea conditions and / or for technical reasons. If it is not possible to moor on an island, you will prolong the stop on the other. The purchase of the ticket implies Martedì – Giovedì – Domenica acceptance of the conditions mentioned above. Coach transfers from various centers, hotels, resorts

www.foderaro.it Phone: 0963.573301 Vibo Porto, Lamezia Terme +39 0968.23827 Email: info@foderaro.it

Fermate bus Amantea Campora S. Giovanni Nocera Falerna Capo Suvero Gizzeria Lido Pizzo/Pineta Mare

Ore 5,45 5,50 5,55 6,05 6,10 6,15 6,40

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Capitolo: I dintorni - Le terme di Caronte

Behind us , the cliffs of Milazzo perdevansi gradually in the dark. Towards the west , the distant profile of the island of Vulcano confondevasi hill darkness. To hold the helm with a steady hand , I ought to take her pupils fixed on the biggest star of Orion , the wing leaning and then straightening glue boat or hid , now discopriva . Later , rising behind the mountains of Calabria , the moon was to follow with his face bright our journey , stretching the groove left by boat o'er his immense footprint of silvery light. The phosphorescent jellyfish went in long processions , suddenly flickered under the blow of the oars , and then dispersed into the waves from the star lit up at night. How sweet these wonderful nights on the Mediterranean abandon the thought in harmony with nature. " Think you arrive, today , in the Aeolian Islands , covering the stretch of sea that separates Volcano from Milazzo with a rowing boat, as he did that night in 1865 Reclus , an idea may seem odd , even silly in an era that has made speed a god who sacrificed all their energies .

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I dintorni - Riserva marina di Capo Rizzuto Sea, fine sand color titian , craggy cliffs and wild that blend with the changing colors of the sky : from the landscape seem to exhale the perfumes of the past and memories of history. This is what the Marine Protected Area " Capo Rizzuto " offers the visitor a journey through history, legend , myth and archeology , but also a path through a unique biological and natural heritage of great value and preciousness.

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The establishment of the protected area follows a twofold objective: the preservation of a unique stretch of coast from the environmental point of view , marked by more than 42 km from a long series of small coves, and the protection of the vast and rich archaeological heritage , this on the seabed. It is mainly the depths that reveal the beauty for which the reserve is a haven to protect and preserve. They are characterized by vast meadows of Posidonia Oceanica , marine plant , endemic to the Mediterranean, which has a key role in the ecosystem. The underwater world of the Marine Protected Area is characterized by hair and dry skin , which carved by the sea and by the currents , creating a maze of tunnels and caves , offering a perfect refuge for many species of marine animals. Inside were identified three zones of Integral Reserve , classified as A and corresponding to the sea areas surrounding Cape Colonna and Capo Cimiti , and the stretch of sea off Cape Blanc, in which there is a more rigid system of protection . In zone A, Integral Reserve are prohibited bathing, scuba diving with and without breathing apparatus , navigation with boats and watercraft , anchoring , mooring and fishing. With regard to the area of Cape Cimiti allowed guided tours diving without breathing apparatus , governed by the managing body . Instead, it is allowed to access and stop the service unit with the task of monitoring and rescue, and those of support for scientific research programs

Capitolo: I dintorni - Riserva marina di Capo Rizzuto

Officially established by Ministerial Decree of 27 December 1991 and subsequent Ministerial Decree 19 February 2002 , covering an area of approximately 14,721 hectares and is spread over an area of 42 km of coastline , involving two municipalities : Crotone and Capo Rizzuto .

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Sea, fine sand color titian , craggy cliffs and wild that blend with the changing colors of the sky : from the landscape seem to exhale the perfumes of the past and memories of history. This is what the Marine Protected Area " Capo Rizzuto " offers the visitor a journey through history, legend , myth and archeology , but also a path through a unique biological and natural heritage of great value and preciousness.

Capitolo: I dintorni - Riserva marina di Capo Rizzuto

The area B of the General Reserve includes the stretch of sea from Cape Donato up on the eastern fringe of Barco Vercillo . E 'permitted bathing, diving tours with the support of the local dive centers , scuba diving with and without self- governed by the managing 89 body ; sailing and rowing , sailing motor speed not exceeding 5 knots , anchoring in areas specifically identified; mooring in areas identified and equipped with buoys and moorings affixed. And possible to fish governed by the managing professional with tools and small-scale fisheries , fishing, tourism and sport fishing only with pole and line situation. It 'still banned spearfishing. Finally, there is a zone C , Partial Reserve , comprising the remaining part of the sea within the perimeter of the marine protected area , where they are permitted activities planned for the area B. The Marine Environment The A . M.P. " Capo Rizzuto " includes several elements of life and wise unions of shapes and colors : stretches of rocky coast alternate with stretches of fine sand to the sea that hosts the wealth of flora and fauna of the protected area . The underwater world of the marine protected area is characterized by hair and dry skin , which dug into the sea and by the currents , creating a maze of tunnels and caves , offering a perfect refuge for many species of marine animals that live in low, medium and high depth , some preferring sandy bottoms , rocky other ones . Among the fish that best characterize these waters there are groupers, barracudas, which in the summer months make up desks silver, and curious parrot fish . When diving the visitor will be immediately attracted by the various species of sea urchins: the Lightning ( Stylocidaris affinis ) is definitely the most curious among the "brothers" because it has spines 7-8 cm long primary and secondary shorter. And ' possible to see the red star Common (Echinaster sepositus ) and the Star snake (Ophidiaster ophidianus ) , observe the undulating motion of the bushes of Posidonia Oceanica . Among the rocks is possible to recognize the octopus (Octopus vulgaris) , one of the most intelligent inhabitants of the sea. Provided on its epidermis of some pigmented cells , has the ability to blend in with the surrounding environment . Glances , salps , sea anemones , sea bream are the protagonists of this stretch of sea , but the Grouper (Epinephelus guaza ) the undisputed queen of the Mediterranean. Characterized by a curious biological phenomenon , was born female and from 12-14 years of life becomes male . In spring most frequently sighted dolphins and some species of loggerhead turtle , which in recent years have become more and more frequent . The AMP Capo Rizzuto continued , in this regard , its activities aimed at the recovery and rescue of the Caretta caretta , by

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now habitual frequenter of our beaches and our sea. This is the most widespread and common turtle in Italian waters and the only one that nests on our shores.

Cruises in the Marine Protected Area of Capo Rizzuto Minicruise "La Perla dello Ionio" ("the Pearl of the Ionian Sea") is a motor boat of 18 meters of length with capability to host 90 people and with a bar area in which, during the night hikes, is served the famous truffles from Pizzo Calabro. Captain will sail the waters of this renowned marine wildlife while background music will be the soundtrack to an unforgettable evening.

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Daytime excursions. We sail at 9:30 from the marina of Le Castella. The passengers, accompanied by a captain and two sailors will be able to visit all the most beautiful coasts up to Capo Rizzuto enjoying drinks will be served on board and will also take advantage of bathroom break scheduled in our enchanting caves, to make a dip in the crystal clear sea. On request, it will provide participants with all the necessary equipment for snorkeling. The return is scheduled for 13:00. Reservations and information: ENEA SERVICE, via Ucciali 14 / A Le Castella, Isola Capo Rizzuto, phone +39 0962 795049 mobile +39 333 5678513 enea.service@alice.it www.eneaservice.it excursion * subject to weather and sea conditions.

Visit Capo Rizzuto and Capp Piccolo, beach Vurga. We sail at 9.30 h from the port of Le Castella and after the Aragonese Castle the boat veers on the beach of Vurga with its crystal clear waters; after a stop where you can have a bath on the nice water, we continue sailing toward Capo Rizzuto to stand in the bay of the same name, The return toh e port is scheduled at 13.00 h. Reservations and information: Ostro via Duomo Le Castella (in front of the Castello Aragonese) tel 0962/795 632 335/7729235 info@ostro.it www.ostro.it

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Half day cruise

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Some loccal product sold nearby Guglielmo cafè The "Guglielmo Coffee”, created in 1945 by the entrepreneur Guglielmo Papaleo, is today one of the biggest businesses in the South. Roasting, which overlooks the beautiful Ionian coast of Copanello, a few kilometers far from Catanzaro, next to the "holiday village William," proposes an image somewhere between avant-garde and tradition. Is a common but not a big family and is an outstanding example of efficiency and

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capacity. The Guglielmo S.p.a. manufactures and sells its coffee in both consumer markets: that of the household sector and the sector of the so-called bar. Between employees and employees in the distribution network, employs sixty people. The company believes in the value of its know-how, but the fact of an ancient knowledge up to date by new methodologies in the field, which aims to promote and consolidate personally with their customers, allowing us to prioritize and protect the consumer, to ensure that he quality and exclusivity that has always characterized the brand name Guglielmo.

Calabria water comes from deep millennial rocks "Source Madonna" in Covello mountain, near Girifalco, a town located near the Serre Catanzaro. Low-sodium 's Calabria water is bottled as it gushes out from the source and precious minerals gives it the best quality and lightness. It is said that the Roman consul Marcellus, along with his legion, returning to Rome from Palestine (for the streets of Africa), through our Calabria, discovered this wonderful spring at the foot of Mount Covello. Camped to rest and certainly to drik this healthy water and to

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L’acqua Calabria e la gassosa al Caffè

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get supplies for the trip. Following this, to this area a bit 'flat, was given the name "Septum Marcello". Going to Monte Covello, as well as the beauty of the woods, the eye is struck by the presence of streams that flow to the sides of the road, going down fast towards the valley. It does not take long to realize that the area, with breathtaking views over TWO SEAS, is very rich in water.

La bibita "brasilena"

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Produced with the ' mineral water Calabria and with the experience of 60 years . In the already comprehensive range, drink coffee "Brasilena" produced by more than half a century , with ever increasing demands for its unique taste and just the right amount of coffee used , can be drunk by the youngest. "Brasilena" flagship "Calabria" and pride of all Calabria. A friend says in a blog on the web: " I was in Bologna in July and, without thinking too much, I get in a bar and ask for a coffee soda ... the boy wides the eyes , but he leans in the fridge under the counter and pours me a Brasilena ... and glances at the man who was at the checkout. When I go to pay, shyly , the gentleman at the checkout asked me if I was from Calabria ... and I say to you , at which point he tells me to be calabrese and that the lemonade at the cafe was the first to order it since he had ... that day I discovered that the lemonade was not a normal coffee drink , but drink a typical Calabrian . "

Vecchio Amaro del Capo - Product this “Vecchio Amaro del Capo “ that is the symbol of the Distillery Caffo, herbal liqueur Calabria , the result of an ancient Calabrian recipe then reworked and improved the experience gained from the four generations of the family Gruner . The Vecchio Amaro del Capo incorporates the active ingredients of many beneficial herbs, flowers, fruits and roots of the generous land of Calabria , infusions in fine spirit, to help digestion and give a pleasant feeling of well-being. Among the 29 herbs that make up the infused remember, for their digestive tonic , some are very common in Calabria as bitter orange , sweet orange , licorice, mandarin , chamomile and juniper . His gentle taste and aroma is well suited even the most delicate palates unaccustomed to " Amarissimi "

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L’amaro del Capo, il liquore alla liquirizia e al limone

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and remember that according to the best tradition of Calabria, should be drunk chilled ( 20 ° C in the characteristic shorts Cape ) to enhance the characteristics of the particular herbs that compose it. The Vecchio Amaro del Capo, is today one of the most popular bitters and sold in Italy and has the distinction of being the first to be bitter iced been proposed by the slogan launched by the company as early as the 70s when consumption was mainly summer and was distributed only in Calabria. In 2010, Vecchio Amaro del Capo was the only Italian bitter awarded the gold medal at the world competition in Brussels. 93 Liquorice - The nature gave licorice its best, in fact, known since antiquity are the active ingredients and the taste is sweet and enjoyable part of its root. It is recognized that clears his throat, save your breath and throat and has expectorant properties, emollient, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anticaries. It is also present in various aphrodisiac recipes, and in the Kama Sutra. It was used by the alchemists of yore in the potions that may occur. It is now appreciated by all as candy natural and healthy, and also has a spirit: Liquorice.

The Distillery Caffo was the first company to produce a "pure licorice liqueur of Calabria", creating a unique and inimitable, so today only Liquorice Caffo is "The original liqueur of pure Calabrian liquorice" taste to believe ... !

Capitolo: Some loccal product sold nearby

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NOCERA TERINESE, FALERNA AND GIZZERIA: SEA AND MOUNTAINS NEAR THE GULF OF LAMEZIA TERME

2013

Nocera, Falerna e Gizzeria: cycling routes In the following pages we show some cycling routes. The courses involve both a part near the sea and a hill. Two of the four then climb up to the mountain top reaching and exceeding one thousand meters above sea level. N. 1 2

Distanza 17 Km 25 Km

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32 Km

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70Km

Nome percorso Ciclabile del Savuto Falerna e Nocera Terinese Gizzeria (da Caposuvero a Marinella) Gran fondo del Savuto

Dislivello +/-203 m +/-1300 m

Durata 2 ore 2 ore

Difficoltà Medio-Bassa Media

+/-208 m

2,5 ore

Medio - Bassa

+/-1182 m

4 ore

Medio - Alta

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Route N.1 - "Ciclabile del Savuto" (off road) Departure from Nocera Scalo and immediately enters the river Savuto to go up it up in Altilia. At the top draws on the same path downhill.

Dati tecnici Località: Nocera Terinese (CZ) Arrivo: Altilia Tempo Percorrenza: +/- 2 ore Distanza: 17.0 km Dislivello: +/- 203 metri Difficoltà tecnica: medio-bassa

Altimetria

Capitolo: Nocera, Falerna e Gizzeria: cycling routes

The path is obtained by following the various roads and cattle tracks interpoderali that follow the river Savuto. The environments typically bucolic and the characteristic riparian vegetation along the river make it a very natural path.

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NOCERA TERINESE, FALERNA AND GIZZERIA: SEA AND MOUNTAINS NEAR THE GULF OF LAMEZIA TERME

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Route N.2 - Falerna and Nocera Terinese

The course covers the slope which goes from Falerna Marina Falerna Capital (upper town) and from there down to Nocera Scalo through Terinese Nocera Superiore. 95 The first section, Nocera-Falerna Marina, is unpaved, and the rest of the route is paved all

Dati tecnici

Altimetria

The climb is beautiful and not difficult with slopes fairly constant and with lovely views along this stretch of Calabria: there are 11 hairpin bends, a couple tight and the rest loose, bends, bridges, short straights and a couple of traits that pave after mid-climb, the road climbs up through olive groves and vineyards, is not very busy, you can see glimpses of the beautiful landscape, with the Tyrrhenian Sea on the left and the mountains on the right. To do in the morning because in the shade (afternoon sun turns the Tyrrhenian Sea at sunset and then beats down on this side). Road Fund discreet, sometimes wrinkled. A Falerna Capital City, the country's admission belongs to c 'is a water fountain mountain stream that benefit both the path and then repays the effort spent. The Provincial Road 163/1 continuous up and down towards Nocera Terinese with 5% slope with trend nervous that winds through the woods.

Capitolo: Nocera, Falerna e Gizzeria: cycling routes

LocalitĂ : Nocera Terinese (CZ) Tempo Percorrenza: +/- 2 ore Distanza: 25.0 km Dislivello: +/- 1300 DifficoltĂ  tecnica: media

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NOCERA TERINESE, FALERNA AND GIZZERIA: SEA AND MOUNTAINS NEAR THE GULF OF LAMEZIA TERME

2013

Route N.3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gizzeria (from Caposuvero to Lamezia Terme) The route has a length of 32 km. It starts from Gizzeria Loc Caposuvero and dealt with 2 km of dirt road with a slope of 6%, after which you can admire from a height of about 150 m above sea level Gizzeria and the beautiful Gulf of St. Euphemia.Il percorso ha una

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From here you deal with 8 km of paved road to reach almost flat in loc. Marinella. It then moves on the waterfront of St. Euphemia loc. Cafarone and travel along its entire length. From loc. Cafarone're going in loc. Ginepri and then up the farm Trigna where you can taste typical Calabrian products. After the refreshment you go back along the road that encircles the airport to the town of St. Euphemia and from there to Gizzeria Loc Caposuvero. Technical datai

Location: Gizzeria (CZ) time Mileage : +/- 2 ore Length: 32.0 km Height gap: +/- 208 metri Technical difficoulty: medio-bassa

Altitude

Capitolo: Nocera, Falerna e Gizzeria: cycling routes

length of 32 km. It starts from Gizzeria Loc Caposuvero and dealt with 2 km of dirt road with a slope of 6%, after which you can admire from a height of about 150 m above sea level Gizzeria and the beautiful Gulf of St. Euphemia.

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NOCERA TERINESE, FALERNA AND GIZZERIA: SEA AND MOUNTAINS NEAR THE GULF OF LAMEZIA TERME

2013

Route N.4 - "Gran fondo del Savuto" (3/4 off road)

The path starts from Nocera Scalo and then goes up the river Savuto until reaching Martirano, then S. Mazzei, and then down to Lamezia Terme Caronte. From there we climb towards Gizzeria upper part and then we go down to the village Parco dei Principi, taking then the raw parallel road of the SS18 road until you get to Falerna Marina, and from there, along the raw path, we arrive at the junction to get back to Nocera Scalo.. The slopes are not excessive, only 5-6% in a few parts and a small climb of 300 meters at 10%, the rest flat and downhill. The main difficulty lies in resisting for 4-5 hours riding on a bike. Dati tecnici Altimetria

LocalitĂ : Nocera Terinese (CZ) Tempo Percorrenza: +/- 4 ore Distanza: 70.0 km Dislivello: +/- 1.182 metri DifficoltĂ  tecnica: medioelevata

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Touristic guide of the three villages of Nocera Terinese, Falerna and Gizzeria, close to Lamezia terme airport and the gulf of Lamezia Terme...

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Touristic guide of the three villages of Nocera Terinese, Falerna and Gizzeria, close to Lamezia terme airport and the gulf of Lamezia Terme...

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