Calabria was the first region to be officially known as Italy by the early Romans and the name was eventually extended to cover the whole peninsula that is today the country of Italy. One coastline faces the Ionian Sea and the other coast the Tyrrhenian Sea. The region of Calabria is mainly agricultural with olives as the primary product. But many people love the coast of Calabria which extends over 475 miles of beautiful coastal beaches. Capo Vaticano is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Catanzaro, the capital of Calabria, Italy.

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Calabria contains the awe-striking mountain ranges of La Sila, Aspromonte and Pollino, forests that extend throughout the region and numerous towns filled with history, all encircled by the gorgeous Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas.


One of the most famous places to visit in Calabria is the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, or the National Museum of Magna Grecia, located in Reggio Calabria. The museum boasts about the Bronzi di Riace, statues depicting two war heros that no one knows if they are gods or men. The Bronzi di Riace, one of the world’s greatest examples of Greek sculpture, was constructed around 450 B.C. by what is believed to be two different artists.

If you enjoy music then come to Reggio Calabria in early August for the Festival dello Stretto, which features traditional southern music.

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