As I have a friend who is working away on a television series in Calabria, used that as an excuse for a road trip over to Reggio Calabria and the surrounds.
Never been before and don't know how likely I would be to return but the Calabrian coastline is amazing and there were some memorable (and out of this world) moments.
The photo in this post was taken at the National Archaeological Museum in Reggio Calabria, Calabria's capital city.
In the past there has been criticism that the restoration work being carried out in Calabria has meant that a lot of art and artifacts have been left off limits to the public. So, when you arrive at the museum, one of the first things you get to see is a beautiful, intricately carved statue which is also undergoing restoration.
It's a smart move and one that has you wondering how many other treasures does this place have in its pocket that it has not yet brought out?