Reggio Calabria & Sicily
Both sides of the Strait of Messina
Calabria is at the toe of the Italian boot. The extreme south-west of Italy. Surrounded on three sides by the tortoise waters of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. It is not only the “where” that defines Calabria but also the “what” outlines many of Calabria’s characteristics: The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, a nature that is both wild and mysterious, the strong and genuine flavors of local cuisine as well as the vestiges of its ancient heritage that make Calabria unique.
And across the Strait of Messina is Sicily, Italy’s largest island. Facing Calabria across tis narrow channel is the city of Messina. Colonized by the Greeks and Phoenicians, occupied by both Carthage and Rome, conquered by the Goths, Byzantium, the Normans, the Arabs, the Spanish, the French and the Germans – occupied, conquered but never fully subjugated. Sicily has absorbed the best of its “temporary visitors” and made it their own.
The Aeolian Islands – with it’s active volcano isles of Vulcano and Stromboli round of this pictorial album. Stromboli: A volcanic old faithful, it has been erupting continuously for the last 2000 years.
Information about the Album ...
Title: Reggio Calabria, Sicily - September 2016
Photographer: Deniz Bensason
Width: 30 cm
Height: 30 cm
Number of Pages: 44
Cover: Hard Laminated Cover.
Additional Information: Digitally Produced Album.
Design & Layout: Deniz Bensason.
Reggio Calabria, Sicily
Reggio Calabria Album: Cover
Pages 4-5: Bova and Rocca di Pandettilo
Pages 8-9: Panoramic views of Bova
Page 12: The cathedral of san Gerlando
Page 13: Messina in the morning and evening
Pages 14-15: Fishermen and their Sunday morning activities
Page 20: Hiking up the Stromboli
Page 21: The Tropea beaches
Page 22: The Valley of the Temples
Page 23: Agrigento
Page 26: Pizzo Calabro Beach & the Church of Piedigrotta
Page 27: Painted walls – Graffiti testimonials
Pages 30-31: Calabria; a town and its sculptures
Pages 40-41: The streets of Calabria