We are in Amendolea vecchia, a hamlet of Condofuri, in the province of Reggio Calabria. We are in one of the abandoned villages of Calabria, and one of the different perched on the hills of Aspromontane.
 
SEARCH IN AN AREA

Amendolea, in the clouds, among the fig trees

Tue, 04 Sep 2018
Amendolea, in the clouds, among the fig trees

Amendolea is located a few kilometers from the highway 106, one of the Calabrian arteries that connects the southern and eastern parts of Calabria and then end up in Puglia. Amendolea can therefore be reached easily by car. For those wishing to use public transport, however, it can board one of the regional trains with a stop at Condofuri and from there use the bus line (but only during the scholastic period, from the latest research), with stop at Amendolea country, or walk about two hours, and at the top of the ruins of the village admire the surrounding valley.

The landscape that shows nature is enchanting: the blue sky and also gray; the Jonio sea on the horizon, and the fiendara Amendolea - or potamò èchchete an tin oscìa ce catevènni càtu ston jalò (the river comes from the mountain and goes down into the marina), as a Greek author sings in the language of the loco-.

The river Amendolea, named according to the testimony of the people because of the many mardorlo trees along the river, draws in the valley of the same name wide and tight curves and wide stretches, gray during the dry season, in which the eye registers, making careful and meticulous, the slow passing of time, together with the conscious change of seasons.

From the Amendolea valley, full of paths and mule tracks that once connected the various villages of the area, little by little the eye approaches the old village: the towers of the castle, the walls of the church, the wooden beams to view. Gradually the gaze approaches a staircase with concrete steps, a sign of the last period lived in the village, which leads to an upper floor with the sky in full view; under the staircase an opening testifies, perhaps, an old warehouse where once, who knows, you could keep the local products: almonds, figs (along the path in the village), olives (which nourish the steps of the premises , tourists and travelers), goat cheese, which seasoned dishes and fresh taste the palate. Nourishment for the body and the spirit!

So old Amendolea looks like a painting; a poem; a silence that makes noise; a look that says without speaking; a ruin that builds emotions!

COMMENTS :

Related News

Castrocaro Terme, harmony and well-being
Castrocaro Terme, harmony and well-being
Castrocaro Terme, dominated by a fortress, contains all the ingredients of the typical Romagna bien vivre.
By Simona PK Daviddi
San Candido, a destination for all seasons
San Candido, a destination for all seasons
it’s an ancient village that can still combine the traditions from South Tyrol with the warm Italian hospitality and the middle European atmosphere along its streets.
By Simona PK Daviddi
Sauris, the North-Eeast passage
Sauris, the North-Eeast passage
Framed by the evocative landscapes of Carnia, the alpine village of Sauris is known for its lake, its ham, speck and craft beer
By Redazione E-borghi Travel
Caprarola - History of popes, cardinals, architects ... and a wonderful palace-fortress.
Caprarola - History of popes, cardinals, architects ... and a wonderful palace-fortress.
In Lazio, among hazelnut and tufaceous ridges there is a magnificent village that houses one of the jewels of architecture of all time: Caprarola
By Roberto Giarrusso
A day in Castell'Arquato, through latch alleys and a legend more alive than ever...
A day in Castell'Arquato, through latch alleys and a legend more alive than ever...
We take you to one of the best preserved medieval villages of Emilia-Romagna and the whole of Northern Italy, to rediscover an atmosphere of times gone by and a mystery still to be solved
By Stefano De Bernardi
 Positano among legends, enchanting beaches and fashion
Positano among legends, enchanting beaches and fashion
Here are some interesting facts about the pearl of the Amalfi Coast
By Redazione

Most read articles of the month

The villages of truffles: the perfume of the good soil
The villages of truffles: the perfume of the good soil
Jewel of the Italian tables, the truffle is one of the best and most valuable products there is.
By Antonella Andretta
Recipe: Bagnun di acciughe
Recipe: Bagnun di acciughe
The anchovy Bagnun is a succulent recipe with the traditional flavor of Sestri Levante.
By Redazione
Recipe: the Seupetta from Cogne
Recipe: the Seupetta from Cogne
The Seupetta di Cogne is a typical dish of the ancient Valdostan tradition.
By Redazione
Finland, the villages surrounded by the water
Finland, the villages surrounded by the water
Finland is a landscape made up of 10% of lakes, a place where you can experience authentic nature and discover typical villages scattered in a unique environment.
By Nicoletta Toffano
Recipe: the Chichì Ripieno
Recipe: the Chichì Ripieno
It is a very tasty and tasty rustic focaccia suitable for all snacks.
By Redazione
San Candido, a destination for all seasons
San Candido, a destination for all seasons
it’s an ancient village that can still combine the traditions from South Tyrol with the warm Italian hospitality and the middle European atmosphere along its streets.
By Simona PK Daviddi
e-borghi travel - la rivista per chi ama viaggiare tra borghi e turismo slow

Read e-borghi travel for free, your new travel magazine

With the patronage of