Origins of Guardavalle: the twelve towers village

By the 6th century B.C. in the south of Italy the Byzantines had come into power. Under their rule, Calabria and towns such as Stilo and Rossano achieved great wealth and status; still today, these two villages retain much of their Byzantine heritage seen best in their churches–Stilo’s La Cattolica and Rossano’s San Marco Evangelista. […]

“Calanchi” landforms -Guardavalle, Calabria, Italy

We are along the side of the road that leads us to Guardavalle where a scenic landscape all dominated by the color white fits well in the context where this little village is located. A magnificent play of light and shade contrasts strongly with the intense colors of vegetation. A naturalistic monument shaped by primeval […]