Hello and welcome to The Calabrian Dream. If you are a follower, thank you for reading about our life. If this is your first visit, welcome. I am Michelle and I have been writing about our life in Scalea, Calabria since May 2018 before John and I moved here from England. You can check out … Continue reading January Brought Sun, Rain and Solidarity in Scalea.
Welcome to my blog for December 2022. This month, we see the Christmas lights of Salerno, visit La Rondinella Agriturismo for the first time and take a look around L’Arco Magno among others. December in Scalea was really warm. The sun was shining for the most part and temperatures were mainly in the 20°Cs (+68°F). … Continue reading The End of 2022
Wow, we are getting very close to the end of the year. November has been quiet for us, staying at home most of the time, especially during the torrential rain and winds we have had. So we have basically only been out if someone invited us. It is strange looking back at the end of … Continue reading How is November over already!
Welcome to October in Scalea! This month we did a few trips. Visited a new place to eat. Saw the ship Vespucci, ate an amazing celebration cake and basked in the very warm sunshine. Macelleria Braceria Miceli We were invited by Tony and Rachel to a place we hadn’t been to before. It is called … Continue reading October is supposed to be the beginning of autumn. Not in Calabria in 2022
September has disappeared so quickly. I guess being positive with Covid for 10 days didn’t help. Read more in my previous post for August here. Evan and Dee came to stay After being well and negative, we could finally enjoy living in Scalea again. Luckily the timing was perfect as our friends Evan and Dee … Continue reading September we visited a river, a mountain town, thunderstorms and friends came to stay
Welcome to August! August’s weather was hot sunny as expected, but for the first time since we moved here there was a thunderstorm at some point during each afternoon or evening. Our friend Giovanni said that’s what he remembers about summers as a child, the afternoon rain. It also keeps the summer fires away which … Continue reading The Pinnacle of Summer, August in Scalea
The busy month of May, the weather warms up and Scalea welcomes Giro d'Italia. Read more of what happened to us in the latest post.
At last, it is getting warmer and Spring is bringing life back around us, but it is getting more expensive. Read more at my latest post here.
February 2022 gives us gratitude at a local level but also fear internationally. Read what has happened during this month.
January 2022 is the start of our forth year living in Italy Here you can read how that month went and what we have learned after living here for three years.