To us the burden and the honor of making known the treasures and pleasures of the table and of the good local wine, through a journey in charming places between the two coasts of Calabria. Castles, ancient residences, wine cellars and farms, will be for you indelible memories of a place that you will carry in your heart.
DAY 1: LAMEZIA TERME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – CROTONE – WELCOME!
Arrival at International Lamezia Terme Airport and transfer to 4 star hotel near Crotone.
DAY 2: LE CASTELLA – CAPO COLONNA – CROTONE
breakfast at the hotel and departure for Le Castella on the Ionian coast. Visit of the Aragonese fortress that stands on a small island connected to the mainland. Afternoon visit to Capo Colonna with the remains of the ancient temple of Hera Lacinia. Lunch at Agriturismo in Botricello and then visit of Crotone with the historic center, Piazza Pitagora, Duomo, visit from the outside of the Castle Carlo V and in particular the archaeological museum where the treasure of Hera is kept. Visit to the church of the immaculate. In the evening, accommodation at a hotel in the Crotone area. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: DAY IN THE WINERIES AND FARMHOUSE “LA PIZZUTA DEL PRINCIPE”
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for renowned winery. Morning dedicated to the visit of the winery and wine tasting. Lunch at the farmhouse of the estate. I’m going back to the hotel. Dinner and overnigh.
DAY 4: CATANZARO LIDO – SCOLACIUM – LAMEZIA TERME
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and departure for the Archaeological Park of Scolacium, Roccelletta di Borgia (CZ). The archaeological findings define its identity with the ancient Greek colony of Skylletion, but nothing remains of it, which was followed by the Roman Minerva Scolacium and then the Norman medieval settlement. And according to many other studies, there would be many other clues that would make us think of the existence of the village, even before the arrival of the Greeks. A city dedicated to the goddess Athena before, Minerva then, and very singular chance is today the presence of hundreds of crows that recall the myth of Athena and of this black bird that was actually Princess Cheronea and to whom the goddess preferred the owl. Lunch in a typical fish restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to the Resort in the Lamezia Terme area. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: TROPEA – PIZZO
Breakfast at the hotel and departure early in the morning to Tropea, the emblem of the Costa degli Dei. First stop the Sanctuary of S. Maria dell’Isola is the symbol of Tropea. A Benedictine monastery of medieval origin, built on the tip of a rock connected to the mainland by a strip of sand. To get there, go down the steps near Piazza Cannone. Once you arrive on and have visited the church, we will admire the gardens overlooking the sea. The historic center, which will fascinate with its romantic atmosphere that will bring you back in time. One of the most admired attractions of Tropea are the noble palaces dating back to the eighteenth century and 800 perched majestically on the cliff, continue with the heart of the city or Piazza Ercole also here we find eighteenth century buildings belonging to the nobility as well as the monument of the philosopher Pasquale Galluppi to the ancient clock on the facade of an ancient palace. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to Pizzo where you can taste the famous “Tartufo di Pizzo” ice cream, famous all over the world. I’m going back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6:WINE TOUR IN THE “CANTINE BENVENUTO”
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for an enchanting place, pure expression of the territory and the grapes that for centuries have expressed themselves in exceptional way on these terraces, with all their nuances of which it is You can grasp the differences from year to year. You will visit the vineyards, you will learn the story, you will have the opportunity to get to know the winery and taste the best “zibibbo” of Calabria, accompanied by finger food. Lunch on the farm. In the afternoon return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: “VILLA CARISTO” AND FOOD TASTING – GERACE
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a prestigious baroque period estate that stands as an unexpected surprise in the hills of Stignano, just a few minutes from the sea of Riace. A place that still preserves the preciousness and the evocative atmosphere that history has given it, the style full of charm that makes it an exclusive location for receptions in style. It is called the Versailles of the Ionian. Visit of the villa and tasting route with lunch. Continue to Gerace, with a visit to the Byzantine historical center of the mother church of the square of the three churches and sightseeing on a small train through ther narrow streets of the old town. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: LAMEZIA TERME – AIRPORT – SEE YOU SOON!
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport in Lamezia Terme. End of our services.