Soverato is the main important touristic city of the Jonian coast famous for a its sandy beaches, breathtaking views, astonishing nature, good food, joyful atmosphere and for the two symbols which characterizes its particularity in all Calabria region:
1) the hot chili pepper
2) the seahorse (hippocampo).
On the land grow tropical fruits and unique plants with amazing flowers (Lemons, Fichi d’india, Nespole, Bergamotto, Blackberries) and colorful big and small chillies and deep in the sea still live the so called “Hippocampus”, in English the “Sea horses”.
Local citizens love their beauties and culture, the nature and the sea which is the main source of life with different kinds of blu nuances, some days with waves, some days calm and peaceful, some days windy but always “alive”. In the Calabria region you can find all kinds of natural environments: behind Soverato and on both sides, North and South, high mountains (Sila and Aspromonte) but also valleys and hills, countryside and rural wild areas.
Villa Gabriella International is here to welcome you, alone or with your friends, family and colleagues. Its staff is always ready to help and suggest the best places to go, for a short time or for daily trips. Soverato can be your “locus amoenus” and from here you can live your relaxing time, or your training week or your business meeting.
As every city and town on the coast in Calabria also Soverato has a marina side and an upper side called “Soverato Superiore” going up on a hill. Not all visitors know how precious and particular can be the “old village” which is the original Soverato and local citizens consider themselves as the real “Soveratani” and are very proud of it. The “marina” is characterized by the long seaside, hotels and buildings while the “Superiore” side is not a touristic town but has its charme and it worth it to go there and have a look wondering in the narrow old streets, taking pictures to the houses surrounded by colorful flowers, saying “hello” to the persons always ready to welcome, help and tell you some story but, above all, you can’t go away from there without a visit in the small local church.
The “Chiesa Matrice di Maria Santissima Addolorata” is a simple common yellow church but inside you find a jewel of Calabria region, the “Pietà of Gagini“. A marble group represents the sorrow of the Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ in her arms. Pietà means “compassion”. Antonello Gagini was a sculptor of the XVI century who studied with Michelangelo in Florence. The statue is his version of the Compassion with a particular perspective.
In Soverato Marina one of the masterpieces of art is the small “fishermen church” right in the middle of the city, always open and visited by citizens. Then, we suggest you go to visit the botanic garden in the panoramic street where the view to Squillace bay is breathtaking and you can explore plants and flowers of the “macchia mediterranea”. The garden is small and it is nice to reach it by walking directly from the marina as a health activity during your stay in Soverato!
Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy – lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, a nature that is wild and mysterious, the strong and genuine flavors of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place that vacationers can enjoy in both winter and summer.
The province of Catanzaro The city of Catanzaro, capital of the region and the place where it was born has the name “Italia”.
To know more about the history and what you can see and find in Calabria explore this LINK.
Have a look to the VIDEO realized by JUMP on “La Pietà of Antonello Gagini”.