Welcome to Discover Calabria, a travel and lifestyle company created to share the beauty and culture of Calabria and the Southern Italian lifestyle. We love creating unique experiences for discerning travellers. Our tours and retreats are the perfect blend of Italian culture and cuisine with a focus on wellness. We are a collaborative community who come together to share our passions. We partner with nature lovers, marine enthusiasts, conservationists, archeologists, farmers, chefs and artisans. Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences, in beautiful locations across Southern Italy that will exhilarate the senses and leave our guests feeling rejuvenated.
Michelle is the founder & creator of Discover Calabria. Born in Canada to Italian parents she spent many summers in Calabria with her grandparents learning about the culture and traditions. She knew that Calabria was a hidden treasure, a special place, but to her surprise it was a region of Italy that few knew about and very little information could be found in English. Even the most popular travel guide books completely left out Calabria and the region’s own tourism website did not have an english section.
With a decade long career in marketing and advertising working in Canada and England she saw there was a gap in the market and a need for information. She was inspired to create a website to excite travellers to visit the region. In 2015 Michelle launched Discover Calabria the first english travel website exclusively promoting the region and began organizing retreats bringing travellers from all over the world to Calabria.
Michelle is now based full time in Calabria and enjoys learning about the simpler lifestyle of Southern Italy. She is also an advocate of the slow food movement and loves discovering new places to eat so that her guests will enjoy the very best of Calabria.
In addition to organizing retreats and exclusive experiences she creates private itineraries and also helps businesses in Calabria improve their branding and online presence. To book a Travel Planning Consultation with Michelle please visit the Travel Planning section of the website. Or you can join her on one of her upcoming Seasonal Retreats.