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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to ROSSANO Paludi Caloveto Corigliano Calabro

PANCETTA DI CALABRIA DOP

PANCETTA DI CALABRIA DOP  Apri
Loc. CELICO - CALABRIA  Navigatore
41 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Cosenza, San fili, Belmonte Calabro
  Brochure PDF
This type of meat is produced throughout Calabria. For its production are used pigs born and reared in the region and throughout the production cycle to be accomplished in Calabria. The meat comes from sottocostato bottom, cut together with the rind; the starting weight fluctuates between three and four kilograms. The first step is the salting, after which there is a first phase of aging which takes about a week. The meat is then thoroughly washed and soaked with vinegar. After drying, it shall re-salting on the surface, which goes well with the addition of sweet chilli finely chopped. It is then aged for about a month, in ventilated rooms with constant humidity

LAGO AMPOLLINO

LAGO AMPOLLINO  Apri
Loc. LAGO AMPOLLINO, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
43 Km from IL GRATICCIO
Altitude: 1423 mt. a.s.l.  Area Petilia Policastro, Caccuri, Celico
  Brochure PDF
Between the provinces of Crotone and Catanzaro, Sila Piccola and 'one of the three areas in which it divides the National Park of Calabria. Its territory, which forms the southern part of silane, is fascinating and charming. Numerous river valleys among the most 'pristine, that the stream of the river and the Soleus Tacina, characterized by extensive meadows and lush vegetation. She lives in these mountains the wildlife typical of the Apennine wolves, foxes, hares, wild boars, the significant presence of rare hooded crow. The Sila Piccola and 'tourism destination throughout the year: in winter you can' go skiing or skiing in the lovely mountain villages of Palumbo Village and Villaggio Mancuso, at other times of the year, it is not possible to go trekking , take walks, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking along interesting routes, opportunamenti prepared. For those who love fishing, canoeing and windsurfing, finally, here is the enchanting back of Lake Ampollino, surrounded by lush green forests of Lake conifere.Il Ampollino is, by extension, the third man-made lake in Calabria after the Arvo and Blindness. Created in 1926 by the damming of the river of the same name to power a hydroelectric plant, Ampollino has a total capacity of 67 million cubic meters and a perimeter of about 26 km. At 1271 meters above sea level and with a barrage of almost 40 meters, is a technological marvel of interest. In reality, however, the many tourists who visit the lake are not so much attracted by technical rather than from the scenic beauty surrounding it. Looking around you can see the mountains Scorciavuoi, Gariglione Zingomarro and Monte Nero, in a setting of dense vegetation of pines, beeches, oaks and fir trees: if you can not visit them all do not miss the forest Gariglione, the oldest and best taken care of Calabria.

CLEMENTINE DI CALABRIA

CLEMENTINE DI CALABRIA  Apri
Loc. CELICO - CALABRIA  Navigatore
41 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Cosenza, San fili, Belmonte Calabro
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Cross between bitter orange and tangerine, clementines come perhaps from Algeria (according to one of the most credible hypothesis, their name would attract to the Father Cle'ment Rodier in Misserghin, in whose garden were found). Grown in Italy since the '30s, they found one of their ideal habitat in Calabria. The main areas of production are concentrated in lowland areas existing in the region and they are: the Plain of Sybaris and Corigliano in Cosenza, Catanzaro in the plain of Lamezia, the Plain of Gioia Tauro-Rosario and Locri in Reggio. In just 58 municipalities of Calabria is concentrated almost half the area agrumetata regional, divided as follows: Province of Reggio Calabria 20 municipalities; Province of Catanzaro 14 municipalities; Province of Cosenza 16 municipalities; Province of Vibo 5 municipalities; Province of Crotone 3 municipalities. Since 1950, its cultivation spread in Calabria where he found his natural habitat: the mild climate and regular can enhance the quality of the extrinsic and intrinsic fruit, which ripens only in Calabria very early, in early October. Collected from October to February, depending on the variety (Thorny, SRA 63, City, Hernandina, Faithful, Late, Hernandina, Marisol and Nules.), Are almost seedless or seeded (or have few); rich in vitamins, aromatic and very sweet, they are easy to peel, as the smooth-skinned and very thin, and can enjoy fresh or be made into candy, jam, juices, sorbets, cakes and liqueurs. The clementines have a spheroidal shape slightly flattened at the poles, with a minimum size of 16-18 mm. The skin, smooth and dark orange, enclosing a juicy and aromatic. The fruit is characterized by the absence of seeds or by a small number of them. Due to the high content of vitamin C, just a couple of pieces of fruit per day to cover the daily needs of an adult. The clementines are also rich in minerals including potassium, essential to adjust the water content in the tissues thus ensuring a good functioning of the heart. The Clementines of Calabria IGP for their goodness, are generally consumed in the natural but are also used in the preparation of sherbets, juices, syrups and jams.

SALSICCIA DI CALABRIA DOP

SALSICCIA DI CALABRIA DOP  Apri
Loc. SAN DEMETRIO CORONE CS, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
23 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Corigliano Calabro, Francavilla Marittima, Paludi
  Brochure PDF
The origin of the Calabrian salami tradition probably dates back to the Greek colonization of the Ionian coast and to the glories of Ancient Greece. Historical records describe processing of pork since the seventeenth century. In that time you place the first written reference, ed in a work entitled Della Calabria Illustrated, where mention is made of a wide use of the technical specification for processing pork. In more recent times the production of sausages in Calabria is confirmed by statistics, published following the censuses of the time of Joachim Murat, dating back to the early nineteenth century. In those documents it also highlights the use of spices and flavorings derived from local plants to give more flavor to the meat. The particular taste and intense is enhanced by the combination with red wines of the local tradition, a high alcohol content. The sausage, which becomes part of tasty recipes of Southern cuisine, can be enjoyed on its own, served as an appetizer along with other meats and cheeses, combined with sourdough bread.

PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SIBARI

PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SIBARI  Apri
Loc. CORIGLIANO CALABRO - CALABRIA  Navigatore
18 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Francavilla Marittima, San Demetrio Corone, Paludi
The archaeological site of Sybaris is located on the Ionian sea at a short distance from the mouth of the crater River. This part of the territory of Calabria, known as topographically sibaritide saw the emergence, development and growth and then decline of the great polis of Sybaris; were planted here, in later times to the destruction of the Greek city, overlapping in part to its ruins, before the center of the Hellenistic and Roman Thur and then Copy. This unique layering of Sybaris is one of the most extensive and important in the Mediterranean of archaic and classical periods. The life of the site began in 720 BC with the founding of the Achaean colony of Sybaris; stops in 510 B.C. with the destruction of the city by the Crotone; begins again in 444-443 BC with the founding of the Panhellenic Thur and extends through the Roman period with the deduction of the Latin colony in 193 BC Copy and its transformation into a Roman municipium in 84 BC. During the imperial period, from the first to the third century AD, resumed with renewed vigor, but because of the increasing waterlogging of the area began a slow decline and a gradual disuse through the V-VI century. d.C .; in the seventh century, the site was already definitively abandoned. As of the end of the 800, the interest in the remains still unknown and mysterious of Sybaris and its events, has allowed many decades of investigations based solely on the topographical indications of historical sources, to locate the site and finally start the excavations in the '30s. The large tematic campaigns of the 60s and the following decades, however, were allowed to explore only a small part of the large area of Sybaris, bringing to light structures mostly related to the Roman city of Copy. The various issues concerning the excavations - the thickness of the alluvial layers that cover the ancient structures, the phases overlap of the three cities, the water table which further aggravates the archaeological operations - lead to an accurate planning of archaeological interventions. They are not currently possible to treat large areas as in the past, the aim is through precise stratigraphic excavations to acquire and clarify some of the key aspects of the site of Sybaris-Thuri-Copy. In this regard, since the '90s is an ongoing project of archaeological excavations and through essays targeted gradualente door to clarify the structure and topography of the three urban cities.

CAPOCOLLO DI CALABRIA D.O.P.

CAPOCOLLO DI CALABRIA D.O.P.  Apri
Loc. CELICO - CALABRIA  Navigatore
41 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Cosenza, San fili, Belmonte Calabro
  Brochure PDF
Capocollo di Calabria DOP, another pride of Calabria, is prepared from the meat of the upper part of the loin of the pig, boned and then dry salted or in brine, with salt ground. This cut of meat must present a layer of fat of about three, four millimeters keep it soft during the phases of maturation and improve the organoleptic characteristics. Salting, which lasts from four to ten days, followed by washing with water and vinegar, pressing, and the addition of black peppercorns. Wrapped in pig diaphragm wall and tied in the sense winding, with natural twine, is left to season for not less than one hundred days from the date of the salting.

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CASTIGLIONE DI PALUDI

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CASTIGLIONE DI PALUDI  Apri
Loc. PALUDI CS, ITALIA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
9 Km from IL GRATICCIO
Altitude: 455 mt. a.s.l.  Area Caloveto, Cariati, Corigliano Calabro
A relaxed human settlement of the IV BC almost certainly related to a city Brettia, was investigated on the hill bordered by streams and Coseria Scarmaci, in the archaeological area of Castiglione di Marshes. On the plateau in front of the village, had been excavated 50 burials of the IX BC accompanied by guns, spears, iron and bronze, brooches, decorated plates and other items. The area of Castiglione di Marshes could hide the ancient city enotra Cossa, near which, later, the Brettii built their city. A city of Oenotria, known as Cossa, appears in a fragment of Hecataeus of Miletus in the sixth century BC and later Julius Caesar in De Bello Civili, mentions a city called Cossa in the territory of Thourioi. The name of the creek Coseria, near Castiglione di Marshes, appears to be a further indication for the identification of the ancient city enotria Cossa. If the archaeological area of Castiglione di Marshes retains few traces of the ancient city of Cossa, the city Brettia there remain substantial remains, first and foremost those of the walls, built of blocks of sandstone willing to dry, a few steps inside leading the stands . On the eastern side the fortified town gate, a rectangular court, defended by two circular towers high two floors. Inside, a road linking the main gate to the so-called theater, a semicircular building backs onto a natural slope, which could accommodate about 200 people. More likelihood as it is a place for public meetings of datable to the fourth century BC Still inside the city walls and a cistern were found the remains of some houses, distinguishable in two stages to the construction technique. The discovery outside the door of a deposit of votive terracottas female type, testifies to the existence of a small place of worship, other ones; already active with the city of Cossa. Among the materials found in the excavation of the archaeological area of Castiglione di Marshes, we highlight important for a man's face in some local sandstone and clay models of temples, and the tiles siglete vereia 'that show the activity of a public institution MEP the production scale of bricks.

PARCO NAZIONALE DELLA SILA

PARCO NAZIONALE DELLA SILA  Apri
Loc. SILA NATIONAL PARK, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
15 Km from IL GRATICCIO
Altitude: 198 mt. a.s.l.  Area Paludi, Cariati, Melissa
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The Sila National Park is a national park, the third in chronological order to have been founded in Calabria after ilParco Pollino national and Aspromonte National Park

CARIATI

CARIATI  Apri
Loc. CARIATI CS, ITALIA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
29 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Caloveto, Cirņ Marina, Melissa
There are different versions about the origin of the name of the town. Could result from catherine (or Carina), ie, grace, beautiful and graceful. Alternatively, it is possible that the name derives from an original name Diana Caryatid, tied to a place sacred to Diana. In the tenth century the name came Korion, which derives from the greek Curuai (Greek inhabitants of caries). A final hypothesis is connected to the fact that Cariati was originally situated on the plain where now stands the village of Santa Maria; as was often the target of attacks by the Saracens of Khayr al-Din Barbarossa, the inhabitants were forced to move from the marina to the current location, from transport wagons derives the name Carriati, which in turn derives from the name. village on the shore of the sea, accessible from several points but with the current main entrance consists of Porta Pia. The first nucleus of the old town was built as a fortified strategic place in the Byzantine period, between the ninth and tenth centuries. The walls were fortified when the town was a family feud Ruffo. The full length of the perimeter is about a mile, interspersed with eight towers. Immediately after the main entrance of Porta Pia and the Porta Nuova, is the Palazzo del Seminario, built in the first half of the seventeenth century. From the door starts the course XX Settembre, the main street once Via Duomo), along which lies before the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, and soon after, the Bishop's Palace, preceded by the village square (Piazza Plebiscito), where is the bell tower with a clock, built in 1904.

CACCURI

CACCURI  Apri
Loc. CACCURI - CALABRIA  Navigatore
43 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Petilia Policastro, San Giovanni in Fiore, Melissa
Caccuri is a town of 1,677 inhabitants in the province of Crotone. It is one of the villages that still offers artistic peculiarities and environmental altogether unusual. The urban fabric, in fact, retains the characteristics of the old center consists of a network of streets and alleys that all lead to the castle, an imposing manor house dating from the sixth century AD The country was a fief of Polyxena Ruffo (wife of Francesco Sforza, of which is still visible room in the castle) and families Sangiorgio, De Riso, Spinelli, Cimino, Carafa, Cavalcanti (true artistic patrons of the village), Barracco. It is covered mainly by olive groves which are the main source of agricultural income in the country. Currently the country is divided into four districts: Old Town, Crosses, Party, St. Nicholas. Lately, with social housing and private, is developing particularly the district of San Nicola. Perched on a cliff, the old town is today a tourist center of the eye is not yet completely spoiled by reinforced concrete. The entrances to the village once were three: the Great Gate (now Piazza Umberto I), Small Door (near the shrine of St. Rocco) and Porta Nuova, so called because it is more recent than the first two.  At the center of the village is the mother church, dedicated to St. Maria delle Grazie, a typical example of Baroque Calabria, the church of S. Rocco, patron saint of the town, the convent of the Dominicans with the church of the Reformation. Of great historical interest is the birthplace of Cicco Simonetta, a distinguished secretary of Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan and Chancellor of the Duchess Bona (XV). The territory of Caccuri is rich in mineral water springs. The sulfur-chlorinated water of the stream Hare is used for baths and to drink, that sulphurous Bruciarello is suitable for bathrooms, Calderazzi of saline water is used for potions. There are numerous rock dwellings. Of geological interest is the Grotta del Palummaro, one of the largest and deepest karst cavities in the neighborhood entrance on the river bank Lese, in the territory of Caccuri

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA  Apri
Loc. FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA CS, ITALIA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
33 Km from IL GRATICCIO
  Area Corigliano Calabro, Cersosimo, Oriolo
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In 1879, while working on the construction of the road SS 92, which was to connect the Ionian coast in the Pollino, in the territory of Francavilla of findings emerged that the inspector MG Gallo linked with the ancient city of Lagaria.Successivamente in the thirties of the twentieth century dr. De Santis' picked with loving care what the peasants of the time they brought him or segnalavano.Nel 1959, when he built the aqueduct dell'Eiano crossing the territory of Francavilla there were great discoveries that mostly went after dispersi.Solo this looting of a hidden wealth, there was a little attention to the territory of Francavilla, with brief excavations, more profitable, under the guidance of the famous archeologist bell Paola Zancani Montuoro. This little attention was cut short in 1969 when he became the predominant discovery of Sybaris. In the following years were conducted brief excavations, certainly not with the necessary continuity allavalorizzazione a site unique in its kind, the results were always excellent. These small actions served to stop or at least curb the phenomenon of so-called grave robbers, who in those years made enormous fortune by selling artifacts looted, major museums around the world. In the early 90s of the last century, with the extraordinary intervention of the Law 64/86 is implemented the first step of the design in this area. The award goes to the Mountain Community High Ionian pointed in those years, the promotion of cultural heritage. I spent the other years, other interventions were made to make it accessible to visitors and a fortified area, which rises majestically on the plain of Sybaris, unfortunately, the Archaeological Park of Francavilla, still is not open to the public. Of course, the authorities of the Archaeological Superintendence, scholars, lovers of archeology, university professors, Italian and foreign students have studied, excavated and published their studies, or their dissertations, getting satisfaction from their efforts and their lavoro.Altri as grave robbers, got rich by taking handfuls from the immense treasure that was found in the basement francavillese. At Sybaris was made the National Archaeological Museum of Sybaris. The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities - General Direction for Archaeological Heritage - The Atlas of Archaeology, accessible on the internet, describes the National Archaeological Museum of Sybaris: The site of Francavilla Marittima from which almost all of the materials stored the museum is actually very interesting as one of the most important indigenous settlements (Enotri) pre-colonial, the abundant life, a rich necropolis (loc. Macchiabate) which provided a large number of bronze objects of personal adornment worn by the deceased, and even a Phoenician bronze bowl in the first half of the eighth century. BC, witnessed perhaps the contacts between these people (or perhaps, however, brought by the Greeks). The abrupt cessation of life in the village (loc. Timpone della Motta) and the destruction of the around 730 BC is what leads us to believe that the arrival of the Greek colonists founding of Sybaris has led to a reduction of the premises in a state of servitude; and indeed revealing in this respect is the building of a temple to Athena on the remains of the destroyed village of Timpone della Motta. The sanctuary of Athena, by the way, most of the ancient city, which for the known events there are only a few traces, is in fact the main witness on the archaic phase of the Greek presence in the area, and returned most of the material of this period due to Sybaris in the Museum. Standing out among the materials a votive terracotta of the seventh century. B.C. depicting a female figure with a richly embroidered garment on which are depicted mythological scenes; fragments of ceramic grain imported from various Greek cities; numerous vessels proto; bronze warrior and maiden; a bronze plate by posting the sixth century. B.C. bearing the dedication of votive newsstand to Athena by Kleombrotos son Dexilawos winner at Olympia, as stated in the text.

Excursions and attractions in CALABRIA close to ROSSANO Paludi Caloveto Corigliano Calabro: 'PANCETTA DI CALABRIA DOP'   'LAGO AMPOLLINO'   'CLEMENTINE DI CALABRIA'   'SALSICCIA DI CALABRIA DOP'   'PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SIBARI'   'CAPOCOLLO DI CALABRIA D.O.P.'   'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CASTIGLIONE DI PALUDI'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DELLA SILA'   'CARIATI'   'CACCURI'   'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA'  

CALABRIA


Calabria is on the tip of the boot, the extreme south of Italy, lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts alternated to sandy beaches, the wild and mysterious nature, the strong and genuine flavours of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to admire both in winter and summer. Any wish can be fulfilled. Those who love nature, its scents and mysteries, can explore the Calabrian hinterland, discovering pure and unpolluted sceneries, where huge green belts alternate with blue lakes and falls. On the other hand, those who prefer basking in the warm rays of the sun and dive into a crystal-clear sea can choose from the many charming towns along the long Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts. Instead those who prefer to learn about the past of this region, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements, offers a wide choice of churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and places where age-long traditions still survive. The provinces of Calabria are: Catanzaro (regional capital), Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.