Santa Severina or, as Italians say, “Santa Severina” – a small commune in eastern Calabria – was founded more than fifteen centuries ago by the Greeks. It is cheaper for tourists to get from Naples to the region by train, or by ferry, which takes you to Reggio Calabria. The city is located on a high hill and to get there, you need to overcome more than one hundred steps and steep climbs. The applied efforts pay off with interest when the walls of a medieval castle, the Cathedral and the central square of the city open to tourists.
Sights of the city Despite the fact that the residents of Santa Severina enjoys even just walking along the narrow streets of their hometown, the list of sights of the commune is rather big: St. Filimenta church; Addolorata Church; Norman Castle; Cathedral of St. Anastasia; Byzantine Baptistery; Monastery of the Calabrian Madonna. Continue reading
Italy is always a crazy mix, which in this country is not there: mountains, seas, beaches, almost tropical forests, wheat fields. The most “mixed” cities are located near the borders, a great example can be seen if you go on vacation to Trieste, the cost of living in hotels here is much lower than in Rome and Milan. Trieste is located in the north-east of the country, at the very border with Slovenia; in it you can find ancient Roman buildings, architecture of the times of the Austrian Empire and an amazing mixture of Mediterranean styles.
Another example of Italian eclecticism is the Misurina resort in the Dolomites. The village gives a stunning contrast to the neighboring village of Cortina d’Ampezzo: in Mizurin, tourists see a quiet pastoral, and in Cortina – a secular aristocratic brilliance. The difference between the cities is only 13 km. On the maps of the highlands, all hiking trails are marked in detail, which are marked and equipped with signposts. Continue reading