Le Dune Blu Resort
loc. baia dei Pini, Reggio di Calabria, 89026, Italy
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Activities for a family ?
Hi, we plan to visit Calabria this Summer and hope someone can give advise on where to stay. A hotel with good facilities and nearby attractions, etc.
All help much appreciated, thanks, Daithí.
RE: Activities for a family ?
I went to calabria in january and fell in love that me and y husband are relocating to calabria in may. As i have onl been once its hard for me to say but i would say we stayed in a beautifull hotel in rochella ionica it was amazing swimming pool and lovely grounds. Their is a marina close by there and the beaches are idylic. we have been told that in the summer their are watersports and plenty of activities on the beach. If you like history then youll be in your elimant. Tropea ive ehard is nice but neva been. Well i hope you have a fantastic time in the summer.
Re: Activities for a family ?
Hi, Kate! My name is MaryAnn and am new to this posting site. I just made a homepage on it. It seems we have some things in common. My husband and I have serious intentions of moving to Italy and we have been to a few of the regins we thought would be good. I thought Abruzzo was it,but we had avoided Calabria. A few people I know spoke a little unfavorably. I also am not in the best health, but love the mountains and the sea. My husband is all for this and in less than 3 years, we want to be there. I only hope the dollar does not keep going downhill. We are going to Calabria in July, but have not decided on the itinerary, the towns to sea. I also would like to view some property to see what one can buy. I would love a reply, if you have the time. Have you heard anything of Scalea? What town are you moving to? Why did you decide on that particular one? I am not one for curvy and narrow mountain roads for driving, so I need to watch that, but do not want to live in a flat region, like Puglia. I wish you the best of luck with all you are doing.
Take care, Marianna
Travel Tips for Reggio di Calabria
As I already said in the tips before, Capo Vaticano has great landscape with beautiful cliffs and sandy beaches.
Capo Vaticano is the peninsula in the north of Calabria, including towns like Tropea and Perghelia. This photo was taken from a cliff near Parghelia towards Tropea.
The Bronzes of Riace
The two bronzes were found by chance in 1972, on the sea-bed not far from the shore of the lonian seaside town of Riace, about one hundred and twenty kilometres North from Reggio Calabria but the ship which must have been transporting them has never been found.
It is most likely that the two statues were being brought from Greece to Rome on board a ship that foundered in a storm while it was plying the usual sea-route along the coast.
The two masterpieces which are believed to date from the fifth century before Christ, have become famous the whole world over, both because we have very, very few works of art in bronze made at that time and because of their perfect workmanship.
These two works of art are usually known now as "Statue A", meaning the one that portrays a younger warrior and "statue B" meaning the more mature-looking of the two. The restoration work was first begun in the Reggio Calabria laboratories and continued at the Florence Restoration Centre.
The method used for the fusion of the bronze was that called "cire perdue". There have been many attempts to identify the hand of the artist or artists whose work they are, but the most popular theory is that they were two separate Greek artists who lived about thirty years apart, around the fifth century before Christ.
"Statue A" was probably cast between the years 460 and 450 B.C. and "Statue B" about 430 - 420. Some believe that "Statue A" was the work of Myron and that a pupil of Phydias, called Alkamenes wrought"Statue B".
Statue A portrays a young hero or god, with an ineffable look, conscious of his own beauty and powerfulness.
Statue B, on the other hand is of an older hero with relaxed limbs and a kinder, more gentle gaze.
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