Arena, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy

Arena from the road up the mountain, Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

This was our first glimpse of Arena from the winding road heading up the mountain. There are  a few hairpin bends before you arrive in this beautiful village in the province of Vibo Valentia, inside the region of Calabria, Italy.

In the centre of Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

This is the main piazza.

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Incredible old door in Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

Incredible old door in Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

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A view throught the tree\'s -  Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

A view throught the tree’s Arena, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy.

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Sunset walk up to the Castle in Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

Looking back to Arena and down the valley on our way the the Castle (Castello) ruins.

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The Valley from Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

The valley at sunset.

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Arena from the Castle Ruins,- Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

Evening light bathing Arena.

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Arena from the Castle walls, Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

Arena from the Castle (Arena castello) walls.

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Entrance to the Castle in Arena, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy

This is the entry to the Castle (Ruderi Castello) above Arena.

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Castle ruins in  Arena, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy

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Castle in Arena, Vibo Valentina, Calabria, Italy

This photo shot from a distance gives you an idea of how large the Ruderi Castello was.

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Church Bells

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A beautiful building in Arena…

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Sweeping steps of the church

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Black & white steps to the lower part of Arena, Calabria

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Arena down town in Sepia…

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The road to the church in Black & white & colour…

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Walking to the main square in black & white in Arena, Calabria.

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Looking down into the Valley of Arena, Calabria in black & white.

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To be continued…

Here are links to other posts of mine on Arena and Calabria…

https://janettelarobina.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/arena-vibo-valentia-calabria-sojourn/

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https://janettelarobina.wordpress.com/2008/07/05/arena-vibo-valentia-calabria-wwi-memorial/

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https://janettelarobina.wordpress.com/2009/05/16/panorama-of-arena-vibo-valentia-calabria/

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https://janettelarobina.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/sunset-at-tropea-calabria-italy/

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https://janettelarobina.wordpress.com/travel-serra-san-bruno-calabria-italy/

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Arena ContactSheet-001 BBB 30% web black copy

Contact sheet or Photo Gallery of Arena, Calabria, Italy #1

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Contact sheet or Photo Gallery of Arena, Calabria, Italy #2

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Arena ContactSheet-003 30% web black

Contact sheet or Photo Gallery of Arena, Calabria, Italy #3

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Contact sheet or Photo Gallery of Arena, Calabria, Italy #4

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All Images are Copyright Janette Larobina 2008

Images are available for sale and licensing.

An 12″ x 8″ enlargement is $25US or $25 AU

or $20 each for orders of 10 or more

plus postage and you can use PayPal.

Photographs are printed on high quality

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For more information email me at janolaro+wordpress@gmail.com

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~ by laro1 on June 23, 2008.

17 Responses to “Arena, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy”

  1. Calabria is always Calabria

  2. Veramente bellisima, tante grazie Janette e Cris.
    Ciao,

  3. we are interested in getting pictures. please help us!

    cioa!

  4. sempre bella

  5. Cioa Owen,

    Grazie,

  6. Arena, you are a hidden gem ! Janette your photos are gorgeous !

  7. My family is from Arena…I was born there but lived in the U.S. since I was a year old. The pictures are wonderful! Just curious..out of all the places to visit, what brought you there?

  8. Hi Vincenza,
    We went to Arena to visit our family, and wish we could have stayed longer, because the people are so lovely and Arena is so beautiful.

  9. I love your pictures, I was born there, I am looking for family members on both my father (Vartuli) and mother (Larobina) side of the family.

  10. Your pictures are beautiful my father is from Arena {Pagano} i live in Australia looking at your picture make me want to go there even more. Thankyou

    • Hi Felicia,
      That’s lovely, I’m so glad you enjoyed seeing Arena and I do hope you
      get the opportunity to visit soon.
      My father in law comes from Arena and we live in Australia too.

      Cheers
      Janette
      P.S. On the right hand side of my blog you will see pages the second heading is
      Arena, Vibo, Valentia, Calabria, there you may find my other photos of Arena.

  11. Janette,Blown away by your magnificent work.Wish to purchase some please.
    I left Arena as a 5 year old child and will be returning there in April 09 after 54 years !!. Your pictures made me some what emotional.

    • Hi Frank,

      Thanks for your comments, your too kind, but it is a very special place…

      That’s lovely that you are going to be there so soon, how wonderful!!!

      The weather should be beautiful in April, we were there in October and I’m guessing it will be similar.

      It would be my pleasure to have any photo’s you would like printed up and posted to you.

      They print out well as 12×8’s and they don’t have the black boarder around them, its 100% photograph.

      If you let me know which ones you want, its very simple to bill you using Pay Pay via an email.

      Warm Regards

  12. Really great writing. Really..

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