In Calabria, the city of Belvedere Marittimo is considerate the city of love because it has and guards the relics of Saint Valentine from 1700. Also Pizzo Calabro, famous for its tartufo ice-cream captures the attention of lovers with its “alley of kisses” where you are obligated to kiss eachother.
A seven day trip dedicated to individual lovers or groups in February during the week of Valentine’s day, the two main cities are Belvedere Marittimo (Cosenza) and PizzoCalabro (VV).
Transfer from Lamezia airport to the hotel or agritourism in the province of Cosenza, a spa day, dinner and overnight stay
A guided tour of Cosenza, demonstration of how the traditional homemade pasta is made, lunch in the old part of the city; an afternoon stroll along the main strip of the city with its outdoor museum, return to the hotel or agritourism for dinner and overnight stay.
A visit to a wine cellar for wine and food tasting in Donnici Cosenza; a visit to a chocolate and sweet factory with tasting, back to the hotel or agritourism
Visiting the villages of MoranoCalabro and Altomonte and having a typical Italian lunch;
Touring Tropea and PizzoCalabro where we can visit the alley of kisses and taste the famous tartufo ice-cream and lunch
A tour of Belvedere Marittimo, the cloister where the relics of Saint Valentine are, lunch, a guided tour of Diamante, dinner and overnight stay in Diamante
Leisure day at spa in hotel, lunch and transfer for a walk along the seafront and old part of the city.
Departure and transfer to airport
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.