Mountains flanked by two seas
Calabria: rich biodiversity and hidden wine gems
Calabria lies in Southern Italy, and forms the tip of the Italian “boot”. Stretching between the Strait of Messina, which separates the region from Sicily, and the gulf of Taranto on the Ionian coast, the region is characterized by large mountainous ranges that degrade towards the sea, shaping a peculiar landscape with rocky peaks frequently lying a stone’s throw away from deep blue waters.
Often described as a country on its own because of mountain ranges setting it aside from the rest of Italy – and having caused isolation for centuries – Calabria boasts an extremely distinctive culture. The ancient core of Enotria, the “land of wine” colonized by the Ancient Greeks, the regional viticultural scene is still endowed with ancestral charm.