In Palmi, a telescope on the horizon

To look beyond. In the broadest possible sense of the definition: being able to see beyond the sea, beyond the storms seen as obstacles and the difficulties of life. At least that’s how it was interpreted through a concrete act by the Guild of sailors from the “Varia” of Palmi. The group donated a state […]

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The Dolomites of the south: in Calabria the mountains meet the sea

Within the Park Aspromonte, the Dolomites of the South, important relationships regarding Calabria are revealed, not only from the point of view of landscape but from distinctive and unique characteristics of our region. From the top of Mount Murolo it is possible to observe the Ionian coast.  This aspect is symbolic because it creates a concrete […]

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Gallery of Guerrisi: in Calabria music and sculpture revealed

Music and sculpture, two intertwined arts that have found their way into the gallery of plaster casts named after the teacher Michele Guerrisi and the adjacent museum named after the musician and composer Francesco Cilea.  Artistic settings that highlight the works of two great Calabrians in the expansive Casa della Culture of Palmi. Cilea and […]

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Calabria on display in Vicenza

Some of the most striking landscapes of Calabria can be seen until January 16, 2016 in Vicenza at the Gallery and Library “Mirror” in an exhibition curated by Dr. Teresa Francesca Giffone, art critic. The event is called “Terra di aspra bellezza (Land of rugged beauty), and displays works of the artists Timoteo Frammartino, Peppe […]

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21st Edition of the Palmi Awards

Everything’s set for the 21st edition of the “Premio Palmi” (Palmi Award) which is being awarded this year in the name and memory of Leonida Repaci. The event will be held Saturday, December 19th at 5:30 pm, at the Casa della Cultura di Palmi, in the province of Reggio Calabria. The place of celebration is […]

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The heretic businessmen of Calabria

Hearing for the first time the term heretic, our immediate thought is of religion. Nothing could be further from how they intended to define some Calabrian entrepreneurs who wanted to identify with this word. “Heretics may be considered as those who challenge the status quo,” reads the blog by Massimiliano Capalbo. The young Calabrian entrepreneur […]

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(Ita) TrameOFF al #Pisabookfest13 per raccontare la mafia in un libro

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Or use Google Translate selecting a language here: Domenica 8 novembre, nel contesto del #Pisabookfest13, si sono svolti alcuni incontri a marchio […]

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(Ita) Tre giorni all’insegna del “Riduci/Riusa/Ricicla”

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Or use Google Translate selecting a language here: Un’ intensa tre giorni caratterizzata da dibattiti, eventi culturali, laboratori ed esposizioni ha contraddistinto  […]

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Expo 2015 features a Calabria of artistic beauties

At the Expo Milano 2015, there is a work by the Calabrian artist Mimmo Tripodi on display in the craftsmanship section of the Italian pavilion. It is a ceramic lamp, a small elephant embellished with leaves and other decorations, quite similar in shape to the 37-metre-tall tree of life located in the Lake Arena that […]

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Photographs, paintings and sculptures for the promotion of Calabrian beauty

The project to promote Calabria through art has become reality thanks to an exhibition dedicated to this region and organized by the local tourist office of Palmi. Besides the painting and sculpture sections, the first regional photographic contest, sponsored by the Unione Italiana Fotoamatori,  was created for the occasion, having Calabria as its one and only theme. […]

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Giovanni Longo, artistic creations from Locri to New York

Giovanni Longo is a young Calabrian artist who lives in Locri (in the province of Reggio Calabria). He entered higher education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Reggio, even though a number of different workshops subsequently led him to other parts of Italy and the world. The destiny of his works is quite similar, […]

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(Ita) I talenti premiati a Rizziconi con l’ “Elmo”

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Or use Google Translate selecting a language here: L’istituzione di un premio comporta precise scelte e la caparbietà di portarle avanti. Il […]

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The House of Culture: The “Corso” Museum of Ethnography and folklore

Located in Palmi (Province of Reggio Calabria), the House of Culture is a symbolic location, especially if we keep in mind the definition of culture given by anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor in 1871: «Culture, or civilization, taken in its broad, ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and […]

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Rovaglioso: environmentalism, nature and myth

The bay of Rovaglioso is one of those natural beauties that leave visitors with their mouths agape, one of those places any explorer should tenaciously seek out and discover. It is located on the Tyrrhenian side of the province of Reggio Calabria, more precisely in Palmi along the route leading to the railway station; all […]

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A paradise called Pietrosa

Thirty years ago died Leonida Repaci, an eminent personality of Italian culture, even though in a way the important legacy he left us makes him live a second life today. He was a journalist, writer and essayist, but forcing any label on him would be like belittling the work of a volcanic protagonist of the […]

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