Pictorial by Barry Greville-Eyres
|The destructive forces of nature in this harsh and dynamic bio-physical environment including episodic earthquakes (1783, 1908) and floods (1973) with associated landslides are on display and litter the watercourse of the Amendolea River.|
Guides, travel companions and aficionados from the Gruppo Archeologico Valle Dell Amendolea.
Timeless tones and textures - deserted farm homestead adjacent to the Amendolea River.
|Local livestock foraging alongside the Amendolea River|
|Restoration of iconic Calabrian national monuments.|
|Arches commanding panoramic views of mountain, dale and sea.|
Conceivably an underground water cistern, within the confines of the Castello Ruffo di Amendolea, used for decades to store this precious commodity.
|Birds-eye view of the Amendolea River from the Castella controlling access to the coast and hinterland.|
|Withstanding the ravages of time and an abrasive environment.|
|The ancient steeple of chiesa di S. Nicola or Church of St. Nicola occupying the adjacent ridge line from the Castello Ruffo di Amendolea.|
|The altar area of the almost medieval chiesa di S. Nicola over-looking the Amendolea River.|
|From the summit of Bova town visitors can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the hinterland and coastline extending all the way to the eastern coast of Sicily.|
|An absent room with an enduring view|
|A tourism-oriented mosaic mural on the outskirts of Bova depicting the unique characteristics and attributes of the area.|
|Condofuri Marina coastline at dawn prior to the invasion of local sun-worshipers|
|The Calabrian towns traditional known for their Greek origins include: Bova, Condofuri, Galliciano, Roccaforte del Greco, Amendolea, Roghudi and Ghorio di Roghudi.|
|The medieval parish church in Galliciano features a magnificent facade and bell tower.|
|The church also boasts a splendid 16th century marble statue of Saint John the Baptist and an ornate baptismal font, which is likely the 16th century work of Rinaldo Bonanno.|
|The Calabrian towns traditional known for their Greek origins include: Bova, Condofuri, Galliciano, Roccaforte del Greco, Amendolea, Roghudi and Ghorio di Roghudi. Its little wonder that the Greek flag is openly displayed in the Galliciano piazza.|
|The blogger with Galliciano village folk visiting their unique Graecanic museum which pays homage to their extraordinary cultural heritage|