Welcome to August 2023. This month we spend an evening in San Nicola Arcella tasting gelato, watching a concert and having a lovely meal. We also visit a town called Amantea and see our friend in Papasidero. If this is your first visit, thanks for taking an interest. My name is Michelle and my husband … Continue reading A lovely evening in San Nicola Arcella, we watch Jazz, a visit to Amantea
July began with an evening visit to the lovely town of San Nicola Arcella. Here, the decorative lights for the summer were installed and lit and the town is alive with visitors. Outside of the season San Nicola is a quiet sleepy town with not a lot going on. We had a great meal at … Continue reading July gave us the southern European heatwave
Welcome to the May edition of The Calabrian Dream. If you are new to this blog, welcome! I’m Michelle. My husband John and I moved from Staffordshire in the UK to Scalea in Calabria, Italy in December 2018. If you are interested in the story of how we got here check out the archive. This … Continue reading Visits to Catanzaro, Soverato and enjoy an evening moon gazing
Weather is improving, but it was a mixed bag in April It was definitely warmer but we have had rain, hail along with the lovely warming sunshine. Typical spring weather. So summer has not arrived completely in Scalea yet. But on some days, it has been warm enough to use the outside kitchen and put … Continue reading April 2023, we visit Cetraro and make dishes from UK and Italy as the weather starts to warm
Hello I'm Michelle and welcome to March 2023! This month we take a trip to Paola to collect our residency cards, Rivello for an afternoon out, look around the food market in Scalea and more. So thanks for coming along. If you want to know more about how my husband and I came to live … Continue reading We visit to the towns of Paola and Rivello while dodging the rain in the month of March
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