Author: Leif blanc
I photograph: Alessandro Saffo, Antonino Bartuccio, Giovanni Simeone
Translator: Martyn Back
Tongue: Bilingual Italian and English
Format: Softcover, 21x21 cm, 240 pagine
The Calabria it is a "terra incognita" which slowly revealed itself to my eyes. Italy relives in the memories of the many travelers who preceded me, since the Renaissance. Not Calabria, however. Not this strip of land crossed by a chain of mountains, carefully avoided by those first "tourists". The writers, artists, young people of the European aristocracy who, in the past, embarked on the Grand Tour embarked in Naples to land directly in Sicily. "Too far, inaccessible, big, impenetrable".
<< For Ulysses these places were terrible and almost fatal ... for me, however, they are simply extraordinary. Other than six-headed monster! >> Leif Blanc begins, and then continues with << Calabria is a “terra incognita” which slowly revealed itself to my eyes. >>
The text is accompanied by the extraordinary images of the photographers Alexander Sappho, Antonino Bartuccio and Giovanni Simeone through which we are sure that this land will also give you moments of great emotion and intense pleasure. Volume is divided into 19 chapters that tell the nature and history of this region: the charm of the Costa Viola, the noble Tropea, the renowned Riviera dei Cedri, the perched villages of the Aspromonte and the wild plateaus of the Sila Park, the fortresses on the sea, a sign of the passage of great civilization, without forgetting the food and wine treasures such as the typical chilli pepper or the Tropea onion, the religious festivals, here more deeply rooted than ever, and the millenary tradition of swordfish fishing.