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Note to recorder: Read with normal speed, please. Don't worry about the names of the places as they are Italian names...just pronounce them as you would normally do. Grazie!

Just past Torre di Lupo, the gulf of Saint Eufemia stretches out its long, sandy beaches. We recommend a first stop at Pizzo in Calabria, a splendid town built on a cliff overlooking the sea. One should visit both the little church of Piedigrotta, which is entirely built into the tuff, and the Aragonese manor where in 1815 Joachim Murat, king of Naples, was killed. If you're craving something sweet, the "tartufo di Pizzo" (truffle of Pizzo) and the "nocciola imbottita" (stuffed hazelnut) are for you. Both are homemade ice creams treats the recipes of which have been passed down from one generation to the next. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a taste of a different kind, you should try the tuna in olive oil, a local specialty. And what about the wine? There's nothing better than a glass of Zibibbo, a wine made from the local grape variety by the same name. Farther south you encounter Briatico, where the craggy coastline gives way to small sandy beaches from which divers seeking adventure can reach the remains of an old and mysterious Roman fishing boat. Then there is Tropea and its beaches with an urban layout typical of the 1600s. Finally, if you want to see an unforgettable sunset, go to the ancient hermitage of Saint Mary of the Island. The hermitage is built on a boulder on the beach not far from the center of Tropea.