Calabria: IT Heartland

    Day 1

    Day 15-1 - October 4, 2015 - Sunday - Depart for Calabria; Ferry Crossing; Bronzes of Riace; Arrive Monterosso

    Overseas Adventure Travel

    Calabria: Southern Italy’s Heartland

    Maurizio Caminita

    We dusted the volcanic ash off of our shoes, packed our computers, waved goodbye to our new friends who were going back...

    Day 2

    Day 16-2 - October 5, 2015 - Monday - Walk Through Monterosso; Agricultural Lifestyle; Monterosso Cooking Class; Dinner at the Palazzo Massara

    Antonio and Velia provided a bountiful breakfast for us this morning. We left for the village of Monterosso and connected with Antonio who was also our city guide....

    Day 3

    Day 17-3 - October 6, 2015 - Tuesday - Serra San Bruno Exploration; Carthusian Monastery; Serra San Bruno Charcoal; Lunch; Saint Bruno Procession

    Another day in Italy - another day in Calabria - another day to explore this beautiful hilltop countryside. We had breakfast with our group at the Villa...

    Day 4

    Day 18-4 - October 7, 2015 - Wednesday - Travel to Pizzo Calabro; Try Tartufo; Motor to Civita; Hike Devil’s Bridge

    The Sirocco wind was very strong this morning. Antonio told us it was the wind from Africa that usually means that rains will follow.

    Our bags were packed and...

    Day 5

    Day 19-5 - October 8, 2015 - Thursday - Explore Monte Pollino; Hike in San Lorenzo Bellizzi; Stop at Santa Maria delle Armi

    Marianna prepared an incredible breakfast for us; we could have fed the whole town of Civita! There were fresh croissants, sweet rolls, little tarts, cakes, bread, cheese,...

    Day 6

    Day 20-6 - October 9, 2015 - Friday - Depart for Vietri sul Mare, Paestum Greek Outpost; Salerno

    A crowing rooster was our wake up call at 6:30 this morning. The sun had not yet made it over the ridge to brighten our valley. We finished packing and then went...

    Day 7

    Day 21-7 - October 10, 2015 - Saturday - Vietri sul Mare; Farewell Dinner

    While we were at breakfast, we could see the rain coming down over Salerno to the southeast. Vic took advantage of the light to take a few photos of the coast and of the storm brewing...

    Day 8

    Day 22-8 - October 11, 2015 - Sunday - Transfer to Naples; Flight to Paris; Direct to Salt Lake City; Transfer to Denver

    The alarm went off at 3:30 am and we had asked for a hotel wake up call but it did not come. The group met for one...

    Day 9

    Overseas Adventure Travel

    Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions

    Calabria: Southern Italy’s Heartland

    Maurizio Caminita

    Trip Evaluation

    We have traveled to Italy many times and had seen the upper portion of the peninsula in detail. Our first trip to Europe was to Rome and then all over the middle portion...

    Day 10

    Overseas Adventure Travel

    Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions

    Calabria: Southern Italy’s Heartland

    Hotel Evaluations

    Hotel Plaza Opera - Palermo, Italy


    Well situated and close to everything in the center of Palermo

    Easy walk, close to many restaurants.

    All of front desk were so helpful -...

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Day 13 - Saturday, April 22, 2022 - Depart for U.S.

The hotel prepared a box breakfast for us as we had to be in the lobby way before the breakfast room was open.

Last night we found out that our departure flight back to...

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