The Tyrrhenian coast of Reggio Calabria
The towns of Costa Viola and Piana di Gioia Tauro
The intense blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which slopes down to a deep and mysterious blue, and the green expanse of olive trees from long ago in Piana di Gioia Tauro, with its white and golden beaches that embrace aged cliffs that were in already admired and conquered by pirates, as well as Greek and Phoenician merchants, in ancient times. Since it can be remembered, the spectacular landscape of Costa Viola is tinged with shades of purple that are unique in all the world, while the reddish disc of the sun sets off for its well-deserved rest beyond the horizon of the Strait of Messina.
The ports of Gioia Tauro and Villa San Giovanni are trade routes of extraordinary importance, from the tourist turmoil of Scilla, Bagnara calabra and Palmi, to the ancient histories of Seminara and Rosarno and traditions inherited from millennia of exchanges with other populations, the Tyrrhenian Coast of Reggio Calabria is an enchanting territory waiting to be discovered.
Bagnara Calabra: green and blue
Located at the bottom of the cove surrounded by green hills that steeply plunge into the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Bagnara Calabra has been covered by the waters of the Messina Strait since ancient times. Historical hypotheses define Bagnara and the nearby Palmi, the head of the ancient Por [...]
Chianalea, a journey through time between myth, history, and traditions
Leaving behind Marina Grande and the purely seaside dimension that the enchanting Scilla beach is able to offer, you enter a completely different world. It can be immediately seen by taking a peep at the foot of the great cliff that houses the Ruffo Castle, in a position that totally dominates the s [...]
Fiumara, the village’s charm suspended between the sea and mountains
Fiumara, a small village born following the arrival of communities that sought shelter from the continuous raids and looting by Saracen pirates from the coast, in the area occupied today by Villa San Giovanni towards the inland, was founded between the 9th and 10th centuries. After maintaining the d [...]
Gioia Tauro: the port of the Mediterranean
Gioia Tauro, the main town in the plains with the same name, rises on the land embraced by the Tyrrhenian waters and the green of the chiana, as it is called by its inhabitants. Daughter of the archaic city of Methauros and destroyed countless times by pirates, conquerors, earthquakes, and floods, G [...]
Palmi, the city of terraces
Built on an ingenious system of terraces that from the side of Mount Sant’Elia gently slope down the Tyrrhenian Sea, Palmi is one of the most vital cities of Costa Viola and the Tyrrhenian Reggino, rich in history and natural beauty. Already inhabited in the Bronze Age, as evidenced by the findings [...]
Rosarno: A balcony on the Tyrrhenian Sea
Set gently on a hill overlooking the port of Gioia Tauro, Rosarno is surrounded by two rivers, the Mesima and the Metramo, which make its land very fertile and suitable for difficult crops such as kiwi, the main product from the plains of Gioia Tauro together with citrus fruits and olives.