CALABRIA

Calabria is a region in Southern Italy and the capital is Catanzaro. The other towns are Cosenza, Crotone, Vibo Valentia and Reggio Calabria. It is the ‘toe’ of Italy’s boot shape and borders the region Basilicata. There is also a large amount of coastline on both the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas. The climate varies greatly because the flat seasides and high mountain ranges both make up the terrain of the region. The seaside temperatures are also radically different in winter and summer. However, tourism is a big part of the economy because it still hosts many visitors year-round. Agriculture is an important feature of this region, especially organic farming. The only Italian region with more than Calabria is Sicily. Much of the cuisine revolves around seafood. However, they’re also known for their eggplant, bold red wines, and olive oils.