The wealth of our country is not limited only to museums, but to something intangible that inspires all those who walk there to find cities, both: large and small ones. Regarding this there are whole areas of the peninsula where the history of the places, people, traditions, cultures, crafts, food and wine from these territories are kept in small spaces, where objects and elements from a distant past is offered to the curiosity of the visitors. Perhaps the greatest cultural patrimony in our villages is precisely maintained in the myriad of small museums that gather testimonies of rural, pastoral and artisan life of entire peoples. So, let’s do it! Here at Your Travel to Calabria you make the trip of your dreams!!! Are you staying in Calabria? Looking for a hotel? Click here and discover best accommodation options in Calabria!
A little more about Aieta in Calabria
This argument is even more valid if you look at regions like Calabria and in this text you will visit one of these villages, with its flavors and traditions, in the province of Cosenza, is the town of Aieta, a member of the association of the most beautiful villages of Italy. It is one of the smallest cities and features the Tyrrhenian Coast, which is part of the Pollino National Park.
Its landscape is hilly, with trails up to 1462 meters, from Mount Ciagola, and has the blue sea division of the Gulf of Policastro. The ancient city of Aieta is the noble nucleus, the bright mirror of an agricultural environment on the mountain that is still intact and full of charm that surrounds it. The arc of mountains surrounding the area and the view of the sea, in front of Dino Island, together with oak and beech forests are indelible signs of pioneering agriculture that made cultivable and threshing plots on terrains that forge peaks of an environment one of a kind.
The Historic Center
Its historic center preserves indelible traces of its past. The streets of Aieta strike you at once and make it appear that you are in a place where time has stopped; a charming city, where supreme peace reigns. Although little Aieta houses many churches and chapels. First, there is the Mother Church, in the main Square, with splendid frescoes, where you can see an image of the Virgin, a silver cross from the second half of the 16th century and an incredible organ of the same century. Planning Your Travel to Calabria? Remember that if you need transfers, tour guide, interpreter or help in finding citizenship documents, you can count on me! Just send me an email.
1) Lets go to know Aieta in Calabria? One of the most beautiful italian villages! VISIT THE CHAPEL ST VITUS MARTIRE AND THE ADDOLARATA
Then there is Aieta’s patron saint, St. Vitus Martire, who has a chapel in his honor; but it is worth a visit even on the Addolorata and San Giuseppe, near the Renaissance Palace. Among the relevant things of Aieta there are evidences of an illustrious past and the Renaissance Palace of the sixteenth century; in the old town, of great visual impact, is one of the old constructions of great historical and architectural interest of the region.
2) Lets go to know Aieta in Calabria? One of the most beautiful italian villages! VISIT THE AIETA VIRTUAL MUSEUM AND SPINELLI’S RENAISSANCE PALACE
Aieta Virtual Museum
Since July 2012, it is possible to visit the Aieta Virtual Museum. Here you can dive into the 3D world graphics and discover what Spinelli’s Renaissance Palace was like at the time of its greatest splendor by rebuilding frescoed rooms of the convent next door. Inside, there are several rooms, some with frescoes, as well as service rooms, guards, kitchens, pantries, weapons room, prisons and a beautiful loggia, since it is a public building and was declared a national monument only a century ago; today it is used by the city for conferences and events.
Village of Aieta
The village of Aieta and its wonderful 16th century building is a rare example of Renaissance style in Calabria; located in the old town of Aieta, dominates with its greatness and underlying construction. It was built in the sixteenth century by the Marquises of Cosentino, Lords of Aieta; the building passed to Cosentino Scalea in 1571, and was sold to the Spinelli in 1767. In 1913 it was declared a national monument, and then became property of the city in 1980.
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The center of the small town of Cosenza is characterized by narrow streets where there are houses and buildings with many local stone portals, manufactured by skilled ‘Aietanos’ masons, between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. To complete the visit, the water mills, some of which are medieval, are accessible from the center via an old bridge.
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3) Lets go to know Aieta in Calabria? One of the most beautiful italian villages! DISCOVER AIETA’S GASTRONOMY
Aieta, like many cities of Calabria, is also a destination for a growing culinary tourism, among the local products exist inlaid, which are the cars chiefs of the place, such as the so-called ‘Prisuttu de puorcu’ (ham), the king of ‘aietanos’, which also has a summer festival dedicated to him. Are you enjoying our content? So discover our e-book with amazing tips on itineraries, awesome places where you can taste the best of the Calabria flavor, where to sleep and much more! Make your Travel To Calabria unique with our practical guide!
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Where to stay in Aieta? B&B Umballa
We couldn’t find quality accommodation in Aieta, so we recommend that you stay in Praia a Mare – it’s quite close, about 6mi. The chosen hotel is very well located, with a shared lounge and a beautiful garden!
- Star Rating: 9,2 (Fantastic!)
- Average coast: US$ 38*
- Location: Tortora Marina Beach is 0.7 mi from the hotel
- Adress: 41 Via dei Gelsi, 87028 Praia a Mare, Italy
- Services: Free WiFi, fantastic breakfast, bar, shared lounge, parking, terrace, car rental service and garden
- Breakfast: Yes
- (*) the value is an average of the daily rate for two people; values may vary by season, without prior notice.
Where to eat in Aieta? Trattoria Da Maria Di Laprovitera Francesco
If you’re looking for friendly, kind service and typically Italian food in Aieta, we recommend Trattoria Da Maria Di Laprovitera Francesco.
- Address: 7 Piazza Comm. Rea, Aieta, CS 87020, 87020 Aieta CS
- Site: https://pt-br.facebook.com/TrattoriadaMaria/
- Opening hours: not indicated, we suggest you call to confirm
- Telephone:+39 0985 778917
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Lets go to know Aieta in Calabria? Aieta is a lovely mountainous city which seems to have remained out of modern development. For those unfamiliar with Calabria, these are the places that can contain great and pleasant surprises. In addition to the stereotypes that are not always flattering about this region, it undoubtedly possesses a series of unusual beauties and natural contrasts with other parts of Italy.
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