Calabria, known in antiquity as Bruttium or formerly as Italia, is a region in southern Italy, forming the “toe” of the Italian Peninsula. The capital city of Calabria is Catanzaro. The most populated city and the seat of the Calabrian Regional Council, however, is Reggio. It is bordered to the north by the region of Basilicata, to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to the east by the Ionian Sea. The region covers 15,080 km² and has a population of just over 2 million. In ancient times the name Calabria was used to refer to the southern part of Apulia, the peninsula of Salento (also known as the “heel” of Italy).
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Brancaleone is a municipality in the Italian region Calabria, located about 110 km south-west of Catanzaro and about 65 km south-east of Reggio Calabria. [Read more]
Calabria is at the very south of the Italian peninsula, to which it is connected by the Monte Pollino massif, while on the east, south and west it is surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas. The region is a long and narrow peninsula which… [Read more]
Gerace is a town in the region of Calabria, Italy. Gerace is located some 10 km inland from Locri, yet the latter town and the Sea can be seen from Gerace’s perch atop a 500 m vertical rock. The town stands on a hill formed of conglomerates of sea… [Read more]