The Sunday Times: The Med’s top tip

Mia Aimaro Ogden of The Sunday Times, shares her “Postcards from Italy”: the secrets of the south and of Praia Art Resort

The thrilling coast of Calabria, Italy’s toe, is opening up to tourism. Mia Aimaro Ogden shares the secrets of the south.

DThe Praia Art Resort, on the edge of the Capo Rizzuto marine reserve, bills itself as “the secret destination in Calabria”. They’ve got that right.
Just before we nose-dive into the silvery sea, we find a sign welcoming us to a bougainvillea-wreathed “village” of 16 funky rooms, clad in rough-hewn timber and hand-carved stone. From my balcony, I smell bergamot and pine.
Down at the beach, hammocks are strung across the shallows. The sands stretch for miles.
Dinner (the bass) is by the pool, under an ultra-modern loggia, in candlelight. The chef, Alfonso Crescenzo…

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