Calabria, land of marvelous beaches and wild mountains, but most of all, homeland of Pitagora and expression of the magnificence of Ancient Greece, Magna Grecia.
Today there are low-cost flights landing at Vibo Valenzia airport (the second Calabria airport after Reggio Calabria's). There, it is better to hire a car and start this tour that touches some of the highlights of Calabria, able to convey the various faces of the region to travellers
Capo Colonna is a promontory marking the western edge of the Gulf of Taranto. It hosted the temple of Hera Lacinia, the most revered and visited sanctuary in Magna Grecia, founded by a group of Achaeans upon order of the Oracle of Delphi. It owes its name to the presence of many columns of the ancient temple kept untouched for a long time, then used to decorate castles and palaces. Today a solitary column is still standing among the ruins.