Calabria, the "toe of the boot" on the map of Italy, is a beautiful region often overlooked by tourists. It's narrow and almost completely surrounded by the sea. In Calabria, you're never far from the coast where you'll find fishing villages, beaches, and great seafood as well as over 100 towers like the one in the picture.
For more about the fascinating region of Calabria, see our Calabria Map and Travel Essentials and our Calabria Travel Directory. Also check out Bleeding Espresso, a blog and site written by an American living in Calabria.
Picture of Saracen Guard Tower in Calabria © 2007 by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to about.com