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La villa:


Bed & Breakfast la casa di Calliope - between Tropea and Capo Vaticano

The Legend tells that Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, has passed by Santa Domenica. That is why the place where the Villa stands is called "Cagliope". Like the muse is source of inspiration, the Villa is place for culture, as well as relax. Foreign guests have the chance to learn Italian with a private teacher Ditals certified. NOTE: This is not a school, but a qualified teacher at your disposal who can even come at your place. Further infos on www.italianoinitalia.com.

 

 

Learn Italian on the countryside

 

La casa di Calliope The house is in a great position (exactly in the middle between Tropea and Capo Vaticano) to go and discover Calabria's art , landscapes and seascapes. Thanks to "Autonoleggio La Torre" it is possible to have scooters and cars to rent. In few minutes you can reach, heading North, Tropea - the pearl of Calabria - and, heading South, Capo Vaticano with its crystal clear sea. Driving a couple of hours you can easily visit La Sila - the mountain in Calabria where you can ski - and Sicily with its events and culture.

 


 


Why is "la casa di Calliope"  called like that?

The villa owes its name, in addition to the legend above mentioned, to this painting of Simon Vouet (1590 - 1649) titled The Muses Urania et Calliope. It depicts two allegorical female figures reclining in front of a classical portico. Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, is on the right side. She holds a bound volume of Homer's Odyssey, one of the best known epic poems Calliope inspired. On the left there is Urania, robed in celestial blue wearing a diadem of six stars.

The painting is part of the Samuel H. Kress collection at the National Gallery of Art.

Urania et Calliope - picture of Simon Vouet
   



         

 



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