Discover The Only Calabrian Sunflower Field In San Floro

San Floro, located in the province of Catanzaro, is a small town that houses about 600 people. Here, too, is the only field of sunflowers in Calabria. Shall we visit it?

0 12

Our Introduction

Today we are going to a very special place in my beloved Calabria; we head to San Floro, a small town, but with an unmissable attraction: its beautiful field of sunflowers! Shall we? 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!

Discover the San Floro Sunflower Field…

Sunflowers always enchant our eyes, don’t they? The yellow contrasts perfectly with the seeds and the stem, they draw our attention and seem to mesmerize those in love with flowers. The (beautiful!) field of San Floro has more than 20,000 sunflowers. Calabrian agricultural entrepreneur Stefano Caccavari revived the organic cultivation of ancient grains and created the majestic landscape of San Floro. Mulinum is born, which from an agricultural startup became a model exported to other regions. Stefano was inspired by a view of a large field of sunflowers, during a trip to Tuscany. So, on a hectare and a half of land, he decided to change the landscape of San Floro. Read here What Are The Ten Places You Must See in Calabria?

Useful Information about the San Floro Sunflower Field…

Access to the camp is not open all year round; it is advisable to send an email to inquire about days and opening times of the field, to find out if it is possible to visit it during the period that you are in San Floro. The best time to visit the place is in the high season, between July and August, which is the peak of sunflowers and, generally, the fields are open to the public (an amount may be charged to the visitor that may vary according to the decision of the site administrators).

Note

  • There are events scheduled for July, but you need to stay tuned to the site’s schedule. A good option is to follow them on Instagram, so as not to miss any updates on the sunflowers party. You can click here!

Tip

  • During high season there is a restaurant, the Mulinum. As there is a mill and a small organic flour shop on site (open to customers every day, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm – times subject to change without notice), dinners are based on, of course, pizza and pasta, such as breads and other delicacies. Reservations are required and the price is around 20 euros per person. Mulinun Official Website, Address: Contrada Torre del Duca, 88021 San Floro Italia. Phone: +39 0961 291882. Read also Shall we take an enogastronomic tour in Calabria?

Important:

  • Always confirm availability and opening times before heading to the place.

Curiosities about the Sunflower

Stay now with our CURIOSITIES section…

Why does the sunflower ‘turn’ to the sun?

This is because the plant captures the greatest possible amount of solar energy to absorb more light and to be able to manufacture energy. Its flower is actually a set that can hold up to 2,000 microflowers that are in the circle between the petals. When it identifies the sun’s rays, auxin (plant hormones) – which is present in the plant’s cells – changes to the unlighted part of the plants, as if it ‘fled’ from the light. For this reason, the flower turns towards the sun. After the sun goes down, this effect stops and the sunflower returns to its original position. But this ‘back-and-forth spins’ only last until the vegetable blooms, after that the plant is always facing east.

The Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a plant that blooms annually and is part of the family of Asteraceae, tribe Heliantheae. It is cultivated, not only for its beauty, but also for its oil and its edible fruits. It has large flowers, ranging from 30 cm and can reach 3 meters in height. They are plants that came from North America, where indigenous peoples cultivated it; other cultures considered it the sun god.

ANAPATRICIA - ebook YourTraveltoCalabria - Guide WIN A CALABRIA TRAVEL GUIDE!

Download your free guide – “Your Travel to Calabria”

DOWNLOAD NOW!


Learn more about Italy with our Travel Guides

SEE THE COMPLETE LIST

Shall we get to know the small and charming town of San Floro?

First, let’s get to know a little more about the small and charming town of San Floro. San Floro was born in prehistory, in the Neolithic period. Some archaeological findings in the region attest that it was also a colony of Scylletium, in Magna Graecia.

The colonizers soon saw, at that time, a great and rich potential of the abundant bounded area and untouched vegetation, making that area the ideal place for the breeding of cattle and prosperous forests rich in wood. Here was also Squillace‘s old farmhouse, until the end of the 15th century, when it was dismembered by the Strivieri family. Until 1599, it belonged to the Mangione and later returned to the Strivieri. Between 1643 to 1711, it belonged to Cesare Marincola di Catanzaro; later, until the subversion of feudalism, to the Girifalco’s feud under Duke Nicola Maria Caracciolo, who used the castle (well preserved until today) as his summer residence. Read also What are the 10 must-see agriturism in Calabria?

A little more about San Floro…

The city suffered serious damage due to an earthquake in 1783, which destroyed the old church of Saint Caterina. Howerver, after the administrative order of Championnet, it was inserted in the canton of Catanzaro, and in 1807 the French placed it under the government of Squillace. In 1811, it was attributed to the district of Borgia, a contribution that remained unchanged even after the reorganization ordered by the Bourbons, in 1816.

The name of the city reflects the strong veneration for its patron, Saint Floro Martyr, who together with his brother Lauro, for not having abandoned his ideals of Christian faith, was arrested, condemned, demoted to a well and buried alive. Every year, on August 18th, the inhabitants of the city honor their patron with a solemn mass and the typical procession through the streets of the city.

Curiosity

The city is famous for its white figs. The process of preparing white figs is, until today, artisanal and they are dried in the same way that they were dried in the past: by the method of natural drying in the sun. No wonder, San Floro has been known, since 1900, as the “Land of Figs”.


Watch this video:  Discovering Calabria with Ana Patricia: tour in Cosenza

Subscribe to our channel and receive more videos with information and tips about Italy. Don’t forget to leave that Like;)

Conclusion

Discover the only Calabrian sunflower field in San Floro. For those who love sunflowers, nature and peaceful places, San Floro is the ideal place. Ah, remember to take the camera; now, a golden tip is to visit the fields at strategic times, such as during sunset: it is AWESOME!

If you feel insecure or don’t have time, and need help organizing your trip, don’t hesitate to contact me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy. And how can I do that? Keep reading this post until the end and you will understand how we make your life and your trip much easier 🙂

Did my post help you? If so, be sure to post your comment below, but if you still have doubts just leave your comment below and I will reply asap!

 

TRAVELING TO CALABRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

HIRING OUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADMIRE EVERYTHING THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPETACULAR REGION HAS TO OFFER!

ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT BY HIRING THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE OF THE BEST SERVICE.

WHY EXPERIENCE STRESSFUL TIMES ON YOUR SO DREAM VACATION IF YOU CAN HAVE EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE FOR THE BEST COST – BENEFIT?

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RATES, ‘MY GUIDE’ SERVICES, TOURIST ESCORTING, INTERPRETER OR ASSISTANCE TO FIND THE DOCUMENTS OF YOUR RELATIVES CALABRESES, EMAIL ME!

SEARCH, COMPARE AND CHOOSE! YOU WILL NOT REGRET!

I AM A GUIDE WITH EXPERTISE IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN CALABRIA, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE TO SEE THIS AMAZING ITALIAN REGION WITH ME! IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY!

I’M WAITING FOR YOU! 🙂

* FOR TOURISTIC SERVICES IN OTHER LANGUAGES, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL.



An Extra Help for your Trip



The best content from Viajando para a Itália!


Learn more about our tours in Calabria right now!

Check all our posts about Calábria!

Best regards from Calábria

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.