I left my heart in Camigliatello Silano

Calabria hosts three National Parks of Italy. The Parco Nazionale della Sila is my favorite. As a teenager, I grew up staring at the highest peaks of La Sila from the mountains of village Marano Marchesato, across the valley of the city of Cosenza.  Every day, it was a spectacular view to see the Silan highlands, towering at two thousand meters, much higher than all the other mountains,  snow-capped in the winter, a verdant green canvas starting with the Spring. 

Handmade Pappardelle with Silan Pocini

This Pappardelle dish includes a special package of dried porcini mushrooms I purchased at Capanaro's in Camgliatello Silano, an alpine village located less than one hour away from my place of birth. 



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