Saturday, March 7, 2015

Calabria on travelling to Magna Greece

FOR GROUPS prearranged, MINIMUM 30 PAX, 7 nights / 8days,
VALIDITY ': April, May, June, September and October until 15 November 015

History / Art, Traditions, Folklore, Gastronomy, Landscape


1st day.
In the morning, the participants at the airport arrrivo Falcomatà to ReggioC., Meeting with the guide and busGt private transfer to the hotel 4 * sea. Welcome cocktail, orientation program, soft lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, booked visit to admire the famous Riace Bronzes. After the visit, comfortable walk on the waterfront, or "the most beautiful kilometer in Italy". Dinner of fresh fish in a local restaurant. Return to hotel, overnight.

Day 2. After breakfast, departure and visit Bova higher, the capital of "Bovesia", which is the most important center of conservation and Hellenistic traditions. Among the things that will be visited, will the Photo Gallery, which exhibits the works of Gerhard Rohalfs, a historic enthusiast who stayed in this area from 1920 to 1980, collecting photographic images of life, traditions and customs. After the visit, you will descend to Amendolea, it pr farm model Ugo Sergi manufacturer specializing in what is one of the most extraordinary excellence of Calabria - and even global - "The Bergamot". Typical lunch in the company, in the afternoon guided tour of the plantation agrumicola- In the afternoon, return to the hotel, with a stop and visit Pentidattilo. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 3. After breakfast, check out hotel and departure Gallicianò, for a whole day dedicated to the true folklore grecanico. It will begin with a guided tour of an ancient millstone, which produced oil and wine and the visit of the first Orthodox church, built in Calabria. Then, the hour of the table and this will be spent in a historic and ethnic local restaurant, where prepare before our eyes, then we will taste the dishes, accompanied by notes of traditional music. In the afternoon, start of travel Roccella Jonica. Along the way, there will be a stop in Casignana, to admire the mosaics and the remains of the Roman Villa. Arrival in 5 * hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 4. After breakfast, depart for Gerace, the country of the hawks, the Norman village par excellence, included in the Club "The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy", where you can admire valuable evidence of the ages of domination, Greeks, Normans, up the Byzantines. Stop for lunch in a farmhouse of high quality. In the afternoon, down in Locri, to visit the Museum Paolo Orsi, where, among other works, we exhibit the famous "pinaches". After visiting the museum, followed by a visit to the archaeological park, recently reopened after restoration. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 5. After breakfast check out hotel and departure for Roccelleta of Borgia, where we will visit the Archaeological Park of Scolacium, immersed in an environment of extraordinary beauty Mediterranean, or what was the place of birth and residence of Cassiodorus. Scolacium, in the reading of history, is the time of transition between the Classical Greek World and the Middle Ages. After the visit, transfer to 4 * hotels in Catanzaro Lido, check-in- Afterwards, lunch booked the local restaurant, based on fresh fish. In the afternoon, excursion to Squillace, for a visit to the castle but, above all, to visit a workshop where they produce the famous ceramics, with live examples. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 6. After breakfast, transfer to San Floro, to visit ilo Silk Museum. After the visit, transfer to a farmhouse in the hills, surrounded by a pine forest where, a housewife and a dairyman, we will assist and participate in the preparation of delicious dishes that will taste then to the table, accompanied by traditional music. Return to hotel, free time for a short walk on the boardwalk, dinner and overnight.

7th day. After breakfast, departure for the visit of Santa Severina, called the "stone ship", nestled in the foothills of Presila, in a position of dominance on the Ionian Sea, an ancient sea always .. Its castle, perfectly restored, one of the most important of the entire south, is a "book of stone," which tells 1200 years of
history. Vera. Santa Severina, with Tropea and Amantea, was also Arab Emirate, in the ninth century. Follow the visitita the Diocesan Museum and the Byzantine Baptistery, the only evidence still exists, of this particular architecture. Return to hotel, free time for a walk on the promenade in Catanzaro Lido, dinner and overnight.

8th day. After breakfast, check out hotel and transfer to airport to Lamezia, in time for the return flight. End of services.

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