Calabria is home to breathtaking beaches, pristine agricultural products and hidden gems that dot this mountainous region

Go for this: Visiting the Festival del Peperoncino, and Riace’s famous bronze Greek statues
But try this: Exploring Le Castella on the Ionian coast and Tropea’s ”Coast of the Gods.”
Favorite hotels: Villa Paola and Residenza il Barone in Tropea
Favorite guest experience: Exploring the “ghost town” of Pentedattilo and taking a yacht cruise from Tropea to Scilla
Foods: Peperoncino, Tropea onions, ‘nduja
Wine: Ciro, Greco, Gaglioppo
Best time to visit: April-October