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The religious spirit

A millennia-long spiritual experience

The religious spirit of the Reggio Calabria area has developed by mixing ancient polytheistic cults, the Greek culture of the southern Mediterranean, Egypt, and that of the island civilizations such as the Minoan from Crete. It is a sedimentation that has combined different beliefs, traditions, and spiritual philosophies that, in the contemporary world, still expresses an ancestral and engaging force.

The cult of San Rocco in the Costa Viola

San Rocco, a saint for two communities

From France with charity and love

Born in Montpellier in the Middle Ages, Rocco trained at the university of his hometown. Orphaned, he decided to donate all his possessions to the poor and become a pilgrim. An Epigone and devoted followed of St. Francis of Assisi, he embarked on a long journey t [...]

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La Varia di Palmi

The Varia di Palmi Festival

The Varia di Palmi festival has always been one of the most famous and important Calabrian religious events. The last Sunday of August is celebrated on a multiannual basis, this year reaching its 30th edition, and is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patron saint of the city. It is designed [...]

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The feast of Madonna di Polsi

The Festival of Madonna of the Mountain of Polsi

This spiritual path is travelled every year by thousands of faithful, beginning from the time of Magna Graecia. It is a magical, sublime place that looks much like a Olympus and is a sanctuary at the heart of the mountain, near the top of Aspromonte, Montalto, at two thousand metres high. For Corrad [...]

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Procession of Madonna della Consolazione

The feast of Madonna della Consolazione

The events falls every second Saturday in September, during four consecutive days of celebrations and civil celebrations that culminate with the grand finale on Tuesday evening, when the entire Strait is lit by fireworks, set up on the waters off the Falcomatà promenade.

The sacred effi [...]

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Staiti - The Byzantine Churches path

Along the Byzantine paths in Staiti

The Lyriks cultural association developed the project promoted by the Municipality of Staiti with the valuable support of the Ente Parco d’Aspromonte.

Under development since the summer of 2018, in a short time it has managed to attract the attention of the many tourists of the Ionian band of the [...]

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