Arrival in the early afternoon in Locri and check-in at eco-Ostello Locride that is an eco-friendly residence, example of social and environmental sustainability. It is housed in a confiscated property that GOEL – Cooperative Group runs. Presentation of the tour and of GOEL – Cooperative Group and its mission of change and redemption of Calabria thought legal economy and effective ethics. Dinner with the traditional dishes of Calabrian cuisine and overnight.
GOEL Bio: Farmers versus 'ndrangheta
Breakfast. Transfer to Roccella Jonica and lunch at the Social Cooperative Arca della Salvezza, which manages an organic farm and a family home for children. Meeting and presentation of GOEL Bio, the brand that gathers Calabrian farms opposing to ‘ndrangheta and working for the sustainable development of the territory. Early afternoon visit to GOEL Bio Packaging Shed where the citrus fruit of local producers are packed to be sent everywhere in Italy. Late afternoon, transfer to Caulonia at an organic farm, partner of GOEL Bio, producing wine, oil and citrus fruit. With the agronomist, visit to the wine yards, the wine cellar and tasting of the wines produced by the farm. Dinner at the farmhouse restaurant with the local products. Return and overnight at the eco-Hostel.
Breakfast. Transfer to the Grecanic Area, where the influence of Greek culture and language is still strong. Guided visit to Pentedattilo, small “ghost village” on the Calvario Mount, which shape reminds that of the five fingers of a hand. The small village is one of the “borghi solidali”. Transfer to Reggio Calabria, the "toe" of the Italian peninsula. Free time available for lunch and for a walk on the famous promenade dotted with rare magnolias and exotic palms, from where admiring the amazing Straits of Messina. In the afternoon, guided visit of the prestigious National Archaeological Museum of Magna Græcia that houses the famous Bronzes of Riace, the symbols of the city. Return, dinner and overnight at the eco-Hostel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Polistena, at the Social Cooperative I.D.E.A. that within the Luigi Monti Community, welcomes and lodges minors and creates employment opportunities for young people who are housed in the community. Visit and presentation of GOEL Bio Cosmethical Lab where organic essential oils and organic cosmetics are produced. Lunch at the cooperative. In the afternoon, transfer to Limbadi at the farm run from the Chindamo family, producing citrus fruits and olives for oil. Meeting with Vincenzo, Maria’s brother: Maria was an entrepreneur kidnapped on may, 6th 2016, whose body has never been found. Dinner at “AMAL ” (that means “hope” in Arabic language), cultural and organic restaurant symbol of cultural meeting and warm reception, typical of Calabria tradition. Born from GOEL Bio, AMAL is run from Sun cooperative. Return and overnight at the eco-Hostel.
Breakfast. Final meeting with GOEL - Cooperative Group. Check out and transfer to the airport.
Price: € 495,00 (minimum group: 25 people + 1 tour leader)
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