Chapel of Saint Joseph in Amendolara

Located on one of the hills that precede the historic center, overlooking the beautiful sea that baths this land, there is the Chapel of Saint Joseph in Amendolara. Its origin dates back to the Byzantine era, and rises on the remains of a building before that time. It is formed by a rectangular compartment with an apse, alongside the south side by a rectangular hall, of which traces are still distinguishable on the ground. The historic owners, namely members of the Andreassi family of ⇒ Amendolara, are buried inside. Traditionally, the month of March is entirely dedicated to St. Joseph. It is said that women, in ancient times, went to the chapel every day, reciting the Holy Rosary of St. Joseph, with songs of popular piety. On the nineteenth day the feast is celebrated in honor of the Saint and this can be considered a true country holiday, as it takes place entirely in the chapel and in the surroundings. After the procession and the celebration of the Mass, as the …
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Anvil Rock in Roseto Capo Spulico

Anvil Rock in Roseto Capo Spulico Looking down from the medieval Federiciano Castle of ⇒ Roseto Capo Spulico, the first thing that can be noticed immediately below is the Anvil Rock (Scoglio Incudine). This is also called "Mushroom of Castle" due to its natural mushroom shape. The characteristic shape, together with its natural position on the shore of the beach and under the castle, has always been a destination for tourists. There are many spouses who choose this place as a location for the photo shoot. Anvil Rock in Roseto Capo Spulico ⇒ how to get there
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Ancient Granary of Roseto Capo Spulico

As for most of the works that are located in the territory of the High Ionian Cosentino, also the Ancient Granary of Roseto Capo Spulico is surrounded by the cloud of legend that clears up a bit meeting with history. The origins of the Antico Granaio of ⇒ Roseto Capo Spulico seem to be unclear. The evident proximity of the Ancient Granary to the Castrum Petrae Roseti, the Federician Castle, born on the ruins of a sacred building, has gave followed the legend that, in ancient times, was used as a place of worship. As evidence of this, some crosses have been found drawn on the arches and remains of possible stoup. The history instead brings back the Ancient Granary of Roseto Capo Spulico first as a stall and abode used by the orderlies of Frederick II in the period in which he resided in the Castrum Petrae Roseti, then was used as a wheat warehouse, and in the years after the war also as resin deposit. From here it would seem to derive its name. The passage of tim…
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Late Blond Orange of Trebisacce

Late Blond Orange of Trebisacce In the shadow of the Pollino massif that protects it from icy currents, kissed for most of the year by the sun reflecting in the clear waters of the Ionian Sea, there is ⇒ Trebisacce, with its unique and unmistakable orange groves. In these, called Giardini di Trebisacce or Vigne, the late orange of Trebisacce is produced. Citrus is unique because of its particularity: instead of being on our tables during autumn and winter, it is harvested between March and May. Hence the definition of spring or summer fruit. There are many characteristics that have allowed this variety of oranges to grow in the territory of Trebisacce. Among these the particularly mild climate, the characteristics of the soil that has a low percentage of clay and a pH between 6 and 7. The combination of these elements delays the ripening of the oranges that remain on the plant until late spring.       . The plant's development environment also has an important …
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Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Cerchiara di Calabria

The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Cerchiara di Calabria, in Baroque style, was built around 1600 by the will of the Marquis of Cerchiara, Fabrizio Pignatelli. Attached to the Church is the monastic complex of the Observant Friars of ⇒ Cerchiara di Calabria, restored in 2017. The church houses an 18th-century silver processional cross from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Weapons, a XVII century silver reliquary cross and a seventeenth-century sacral chamber. The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Cerchiara di Calabria is in →⊗ via Cerchiara di Calabria, 46, 87070.
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The blue flag beaches in Alto Jonio Cosentino 2018

The blue flag beaches in Alto Jonio Cosentino 2018 in Calabria Every year since 1987 all the seaside and tourist resorts of excellence and according to law are rewarded with an important international recognition, the Blue Flag. Among these, there are also two countries belonging to the High Ionian Cosentino in Calabria that for the year 2018 have been awarded with this important recognition, a sign that the territory is becoming increasingly uniform in order to keep up with the regulations and guarantee efficient services to all. The two assigned places are ⇒ Trebisacce and ⇒ Roseto Capo Spulico. To understand the great importance of this award we are going to discover the fundamental characteristics that the countries must possess in order to obtain it. The main objective of the blue flag is to bring the seaside resorts and tourism towards a policy of environmental sustainability. The recognition of the blue flag is obtained if the beach is framed as a bathing a…
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Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in San Lorenzo Bellizzi

Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in San Lorenzo Bellizzi In the heart of the historical center of ⇒ San Lorenzo Bellizzi there is the only Chapel located in the small village, the Chapel of the Madonna del Carmine. Its structure dates back to the nineteenth century and has a very simple facade, free of plaster but worked in a meticulous manner in stone. Following the demolition of the Church of the Crucifix, it was used as the Chiesa Matrice and was enlarged by local craftsmen. This led to the loss of the original characters. Today it presents itself as a construction without particular architectural pretensions. In the lower part of the Chapel there is a stone portal with a round arch and three windows in decorated and colored glass. Inside the Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in San Lorenzo Bellizzi, among the other processional statues, there is a wooden statue, decorated in pure gold, of Sant'Antonio da Padova of the seventeenth century. The Chapel of…
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Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Francavilla Marittima

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Francavilla Marittima Until 1804 there was the use of the bury the deceased within the Churches and Chapels. The Church of Our Lady of the Carmine was erected in the second half of the eighteenth century, precisely because of the need for a new place to tumulify the dead, less space available within the Mother Church in ⇒ Francavilla Marittima. From 1804 onwards, this procedure ceased to exist following an edict expressly prohibiting it. The interior of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Francavilla Marittima is divided into two aisles, in which the statue of the Madonna del Carmelo and gold crowns respectively are preserved. The main facade has a bronze door with a relief of the Madonna del Carmine delimited by double skirts and a lobed portal; It is also surmounted by a sultry monophora. The secondary portal has a wooden door also surmounted by a monofora. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Francavilla Maritt…
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Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount in Plataci

The Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount in Plataci, as its name suggests, is immersed in arbereshe village mountains, surrounded by unspoiled nature and the green meadows. It was built in 1954 and devoted to the worship of Madonna del Monte, and then restored many years later in 2010. The festival takes place on 21 August with the traditional procession for ⇒ Plataci streets that repeats both in the morning and in the afternoon. As the ancient tradition intends, devoted women carry on their heads baskets of votive candles well-decorated with flowers and dancing around the Madonna, and then the faithful, after having taken part in the Holy Procession for the country, begin a great pilgrimage along the avenues Woods up to Mount Baron where the Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount in Plataci is located and there depositing the Madonna again and then continuing to celebrate for the rest of the evening. .
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Chapel of Our Lady of the Cafaro in Albidona

The small and charming Chapel of Our Lady of the Cafaro in Albidona is immersed in a historically uncontaminated valley of Albidona. The church is set in a valley, on the slopes of the Avena river, between the dense vegetation of oleanders and broom plants, and reaches it by a road linking ⇒ Trebisacce and ⇒ Albidona. The story that has been handed down to us through the love of the inhabitants of Albidona for their own origins, tells us that probably the Basilian monks were to build the Church of Santa Maria del Cafaro around the year 1000 in a ditch, strategic place to protect themselves from the possible Saracen invasions. In fact, Cáfaro, from the Araratic, would mean just "ditch", "valley". Chapel of Our Lady of the Cafaro in Albidona On August 15 of each year the place is crowded with the inhabitants of the village and the emigrants returning to their roots to celebrate together the much worshiped Our Lady of the Cafaro. The Chapel of Our Lady of the Cafaro in Albi…
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Chapel of St Anthony Abate in Trebisacce

Chapel of St Anthony Abate in Trebisacce The Chapel of St Anthony Abate is one of the architectural beauties of the historic center of ⇒ Trebisacce. It was built at the beginning of the twentieth century and consecrated in honor of the Saint in 1909 by the will of Bishop Peter La Fontaine, who placed the statue inside it. The facade of the Chapel of St Anthony Abate in Trebisacce is decorated with white plaster and inside it has a small altar with a single nave. January 17th is celebrated in honor of St Anthony Abate, which presents ancient customs, such as the blessing of farm animals, the popular games and the public auction of local agri-food products. This is a very ancient festival and rooted in the cultural tradition of Trebisacce. The fulcrum of the party consists of a race of horses, made available by the stables of the country, which will decree each year the winner. In the past, this race took place along the Bastion bends, but with the progress of time and p…
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Chapel of St Rocco in Alessandria del Carretto

Chapel of St Rocco in Alessandria del Carretto

Once at the entrance of ⇒ Alessandria del Carretto, you will be welcomed by the Chapel of St Rocco. The structure of the Chapel is very sober, almost like a hut, made of local stone to the face. The main facade has at the bottom a portal made of round arches and a monofora of the same type of arc. Along the outside it is possible to admire a small bell gable with a view of the chapel.

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