Various historical and bibliographic sources attribute the introduction of the onion in the Mediterranean basin, and especially Calabria, before the Phoenicians and after the Greeks. The plots of land adjacent to the coast of Calabria had the ideal soil and climate conditions for this unique ecotype, a lover of cool soil overlooking the sea. Citati...

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation, Inc. of Washington, D.C., Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen to award university scholarships to 129 students this year from a pool of over 300 applicants. The Foundation is named for its founder, Giovanni Motta, who was born in Serra D’Aiello (CZ), Italy. Mr. Mott emigrated to the...

It was on a layover leaving Colombia and heading back to Canada that I encountered two Italians who were living in Canada. We had coffee together and proceeded to share stories of our travels. Though Canadian through and through, they had Italian roots. Roots that were from Calabria. A fairly well-traveled adventurer, I had never heard of Calabria,...

Pollino National Park is the widest protected area in Italy and it is named after Pollino massif. It was established in 1988 and it covers a surface of 192.565 hectares, of which 103.915 are in Calabria and the others are in Basilicata including the areas of Potenza, Matera, Cosenza and other 56 municipalities. The territory presents different char...

Our country is home to vast expanses of lavender. The purple, blue and lilac-coloured flower gives shape to fragrant parks, which are the most popular destinations for lavender lovers. A walk through Italian villages and lavender fields is therefore one of the best ways to leave the greyness of winter behind and to welcome spring and its scents wit...

When sitting down with a singer of the caliber of Michéal Castaldo, one would expect the conversation to center around the long list of accomplishments he’s racked up during his celebrated career.  But, in the tradition of Italy’s countless “Renaissance Men,” this proud Calabrian proves himself to be much more than just a stellar voice! In fact, hi...

HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET a chance to see two 2,500 year-old bronze warriors from classical Greece?  These statues in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, spent more than 2,000 years submerged under the waves of the Ionian Sea. A diver discovered the pair in 1972 and within a week the bronzes were recovered by an elated Italian government.  Stefano Mariottini cha...

Filmmaker Jonas Carpignano rounds out his Calabrian trilogy with Directors’ Fortnight entry A Chiara, the story of a 15-year-old girl who learns some hard truths about her close-knit family when her father disappears. Carpignano stopped by Deadline’s Cannes Studio to talk about making the film and his experiences in Gioia Tauro, Italy, where each o...

Ever dreamed of opening an artisan boutique and settling down for good in an idyllic village in Italy's deep south where it's warm almost all year-round -- and get paid to do it? For those willing to take the plunge, it could soon no longer be just a dream. The region of Calabria plans to offer up to €28,000 ($33,000) over a maximum of three years...

As it's organized, Calabria seems to want to isolate places and people. Long roads cutting though void, ramshackle-studded landscapes lead the way to tiny, remote towns. But where a capillary network of physical connections is lacking, an extraordinary network of people has finally begun to make the name of Italy's most mysterious and closed region...