Founded in mythology by Hercules, Tropea contrasts the extreme beauty of the sea and the city center built of stone. In fact the city was founded on a rock overlooking the sea and was known for granite quarries (now completely transformed into columns, statues, churches and palaces).
Maybe the name comes from the Roman for "war trophies", maybe from an dangerous "sea wind". In any case Tropea today combines the best of nature and art of Calabria.
But for food lovers Tropea is known because of the name of a tasty red onion sought by top chefs from around the world.
Lucia creates embroidered fabrics and kits according to the old techniques for making Sicilian embroidery,…