Places to visit

From the town of Martirano Lombardo, you can reach many places of interest, such as medieval villages, sanctuaries, historic cities and seaside resorts. Below you will find a selection of tourist destinations divided according to the distance from our farm.

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Fifteen minutes away by car

Thirty minutes away by car

One hour away by car

  • The ancient and modern city of  Cosenza -a  cultural destination with museums, theatres, libraries and the University of Calabria, as well as the Norman Swabian Castle
  • The city of  Catanzaro - built on the hills and excavations of the ancient land of Scolacium
  • Hang Loose Beach - famous for kitesurfing 
  • Sila National Park – which encompasses beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and reservoirs such as Lago Ampollino, and is home to the Bosco dei Giganti, trees that are more than 500 years old, six feet across and 130 feet tall
  • The region’s castles - Castello Medioevale di Cleto, Castello di Savuto and Castello di Aiello Calabro 
  • Tiriolo – aka “the city of the two seas,” home to archeological treasures from Neolithic times and the Museum of Calabrian Customs
  • The charming fishing town of Pizzo - famous for its “tartufo” (or frozen ice cream truffle) and the castle where former King of Naples Gioacchino Murat died in 1815

Other sites in the area

  • Tropea – a small city overlooking the sea, famous for its sweet red onions
  • Scilla – home to the ancient fishermen’s settlement of Chianalea, swordfish fishing in October, and the sea monster Scylla of Greek mythology
  • The city of  Reggio Calabria - located just across the Strait of Messina from Sicily and site of the Riace Bronzes, ancient life-size Greek statues housed in its National Archaeological Museum
  • The Sibari Archaeological Park and Museum 
  • The hilltop town of Rossano - famous for the Rossano Gospels (or Codex purpureus Rossanensis), a 6th-century illuminated New Testament manuscript
  • Taverna – the birthplace of 17th century Baroque painter Mattia Preti, aka “ The King of Calabria”
  • Le Castella – Castello Aragonese, a fortified castle (built in 474 BC) located on a volcanic rocky islet connecting to the island of Ischia
  • The Unesco-protected Aeolian Islands - a seven-island archipelago off the coast of Sicily (ferries from Vibo Valentia)
  • Typical weekly markets - in all municipalities with local foods and handicrafts
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