THE CALABRESE LIQUORICE AND ARBERESHE COMMUNITY
After breackfast we will travel to the east coast of Calabria to a town called Rossanno, home to the world famous Amerelli licorice factory, the oldest factory in Calabria. A guided tour and learn how licorice is made and along with a visit of the museum.
Transfer to Civita, a very famous place in Italy, here still leaves one of the oldest communities Arbereshe Calabresi, the Arbereshe, also known as Albanians of Italy or Italo-Albanians, are an Albanian ethnolinguistic (ethnic and linguistic) group in Southern Italy, mostly concentrated in scattered villages in the regions of Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise and Sicily.
Civita is magic and very fascinating, with its houses which facades remember human faces and its majestic chimneys. Our tour will be a real time travel, where we will discover the ritual, the language, the culture that Albanians have imported to Calabria since 1400.
Long lunch at L’Oste d’Arberia
Mamma Cristina, Chef Gregorio and Marianna will take you on a sensual dance between modern and traditional dishes, enchanting storytelling and Albanian traditions. Exceptional wines will be served to match the unique dishes.
Special Evening at Il Castello
Vecchio Magazzino Doganale - an adventurous story, between myth and truth, leads to the creation of modern and innovative bitters by Ivan Trombino. The main botanicals used in recipes are citrus fruits, the symbols of Calabria; bergamot, cedar, sweet and bitter oranges, IGP lemons of Rocca Imperiale and grapefruit. Also selected hand-picked botanicals such as: oregano, rosemary, lavender and juniper. Choose your drink from their wide range; Roger Extra Strong, Jefferson Amaro Importante, Gil The Authentic Rural Gin and more.
Round Two - Bocce Competition