Common Ancestory
Sant'Onofrio, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, ItalIA
S A N T O N O F R E S I . c o m
Calabria is the "toe" of the peninsula that is Italy.  The land has been invaded and conquered by groups
throughout history ranging from the Greeks in 720 B.C. to the Austrians in 1707.  A most interesting
little known fact is that among these settlers were the Enotrians, whose King Italo gave way to the
name Italy, one of many significant contributions to the entire peninsula that can be attributed to the
Calabrese.  Calabria is surrounded by nearly 500 miles of pristine coastline composed of the crystal
blue waters of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas.  The mountainous region is bathed in sunlight year
round, making Calabria an ideal place for cultivating citrus, olives, grapes, figs, and of course, chile
peppers.