Taste, explore and dream
Borgo Piazza overhangs the archaeological area of the Scolacium Park of Borgia, where you can visit both the Greek site and the Norman Cathedral at the entrance of the Park and its museum. The area is a summer theatre for the most interesting music, culture and drama events, staged right inside the park for three whole months, until September [Armonie d’arte]
From our location two historical-cultural itineraries branch out in two directions: the Archaeological Park of Crotone and Capocolonna Capocolonna (going North) and the Archaeological Park of Locri – Gerace – Reggio Calabria and all the archaeological sites of Caulonia, Monasterace and Stilo (going South).
ART AND TRADITIONS ITINERARY
In our immediate proximity we recommend a visit to the villages which admirably preserve our traditional heritage. First of all, at 15 minutes from Borgo Piazza, San Floro, where silkworms are processed.
In 30 minutes, near Catanzaro, you can reach the beautiful village of Tiriolo, famous for its silk products, cotton and fine wool (traditional “Vancali” by Tiriolo’s women – Video) and where the Museum of Regional Costume is located (Museo del Costume Regionale). But even just going there for “I Due Mari“, it’s worth it: the traditional restaurant, that towers elegantly over the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea at the same time, offers a breathtaking view and ensures fresh, clean and crystalline air, thanks to its 900 meters above sea level.
On the Road to Sila Piccola, you will find the village of Taverna, where the Civic Museum preserves the works of one of its illustrious citizen, Mattia Preti.
SEA & NATURE ITINERARY SOUTH DIRECTION
The nearby Pinewood of Giovino (in Catanzaro Lido) where you can visit our Kalabrian H2O partners for practicing rowing on the sea.
The white beach of the Pinewood of Roccelletta di Borgia
SEA & NATURE ITINERARY NORTH DIRECTION
On Route 106, in direction of Crotone, you can make some stops on the beaches of:
Soveria simeri and Sellia Marina
Isola di Capo Rizzuto, an oasis protected by the WWF for its clean sea and the badlands made of clay and red sand
Le Castella,, where you can swim under the Saracen Rocca
Crotone – The Red beaches
Rossano dream beaches and Codice Purpureo
SEA & NATURE ITINERARY WEST DIRECTION
The Tyrrhenian coast is also accessible from the Ionian coast through the Serre Calabresi, where you can start with a visit to the Certosa Park of Serra San Bruno with the adjacent Museum. You can then continue and reach the opposite coast in order to visit the villages and beaches of:
Vibo Valentia: The Castle and the historic center
Pizzo and Vibo Valentia villages are famous for the production of “hard pieces”, traditional ice creams and truffles. For indications about the best pastry shops, ask us!
Going down to Reggio Calabria you can visit:
Bagnara, a seaside village at the foot of the Aspromonte mountain, famous for the Swordfish Festival Sagra
Scilla, a corner of paradise of the Purple Coast
The Tyrrhenian coast can also be explored in the direction of Salerno, by visiting the inland villages such as:
Fiumefreddo Bruzio, a balcony on the sea, famous for its murals by Salvatore Fiume
Diamante and Cirella
Scalea and Arco Magno a San Nicola Arcella
NATURE & TREKKING ITINERARY
In the proximity of our farm you can make excursions to:
MUSABA – Park Museum Laboratory
Close to Catanzaro, going up to our ancient woods of Sila, you can visit Sila Piccola and its silent and wise mountains, with air quality certified by the EU as the best and cleanest in Europe. The Province of Catanzaro, and Calabria in general, boast the exceptional possibility of taking a bath in the crystal clear sea in the early morning, getting into the car and in 30/40 minutes finding yourself at 1.200 meters above sea level where you can contemplate the mountains in front of a water ice with wild strawberries. If you love the mountains, you cannot miss spending a day in Sila. We will be happy to recommend you the best excursions and the most suggestive places.
HISTORICAL VILLAGES ITINERARY
Starting from the Ionian coast you can visit the world-renowned Canyon of Valli Cupe
Borgo di Squillace
Borgo di Serra San Bruno –La Certosa