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Mi O My Italy & ItalyMammaMia Issue March 2024
March 01, 2024


As winter wraps Italy in its chilly embrace, I'm excited to embark on another journey with you to uncover the hidden treasures of our beloved country!

This month, join me and Maria as we head to the bottom of the Italian boot, discovering the enchanting landscapes of Scilla, Chianalea, Orsomarso and the majestic Sila National Park.

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Scilla and Chianalea

Scilla and Chianalea, where the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea meet the rugged coastline of Calabria. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Chianalea, with its colorful fishermen's houses and vibrant atmosphere. Then, bask in the coastal splendor of Scilla, where ancient myths and legends come to life against the backdrop of stunning sunsets. Here's everything you need to know about Scilla and Chianalea.


Nestled in an idyllic valley and surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pollino National Park, lies the picturesque little town of Orsomarso. Orsomarso offers a genuine experience of Calabrian life and is the gateway to picturesque trails, meandering rivers, and ancient forests.

You may even meet Pippo, the huge old sheepdog that has taken it upon himself to guide visitors along the trails. Discover more about Orsomarso and see Pippo at work.

Morano Calabro's Timeless Beauty

Venture inland to the charming village of Morano Calabro, where medieval architecture and rich history await. Wander through its cobblestone streets, admire ancient churches and a castle, and experience the warmth of Calabrian hospitality in its traditional trattorias. This is our guide to Morano Calabro

Warmest winter wishes to you and your loved ones. Maria and I will be back with more in April.

Andrew, Maria, and William

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