Our adventure begins with an
intelligent departure to the dawn of a magnificent day of
end spring. Final destination "Stings Stylus in Calabria".
You our pseudo-intelligent departure sees bottles us in the
chaos of the traffic of the link ring finger with the result
to live a hour of anxiety until to the miraculous arrival,
to the airport of Fiumicino. We arrive as soon as in time,
very quickly we develop, as in a rite, all those operations,
even though boring, but essential to be able to prepare us
to travel. Does he/she anchor some doubt it grazes my mind,
the ticket done go and return and' costs only 50 European!!!!!
this airplane will exist? Fortunately the doubts quickly disappear
replaced by the reality: in perfect schedule they embark us,
the flight and' full, the airplane and' comforting. I reach
Lamezia at 10,30 o'clock around later around a hour of flight.
Alfina and Mario wait us and they welcome us with a brotherly
embrace. Systematized the baggages we are ready to depart.
As for every new destination, we look around at there doubtful
and we are anxious to be able to reach destination to let
us go to the comforting embrace of a sea that so much we love.
Mario and Alfina during the trip speak to us of Stylus and
of their diving center. This zone of Calabria has immediately
made us a good impression: it is rich of greens valleys surmounted
by tall tops to peak on a blue sea. They warn us that we are
arriving, we are to Point Stylus and with surprise we begin
to climb and later around 10 minutes we have arrived. The
Diving is found to Stylus, around 400 meters away from the
level of the sea. I read in the eyes of the group the surprise
and the perplexities. Stylus and' situated to the slopes of
the Mountain Consoles, told the native Thomas Campanella.
Center of history and culture among the most representative
of the whole Calabria. Suburbs, churches, monuments, and the
cathedral he/she dictates "Catholic" unique example
of Byzantine art. The panorama of which we can enjoy from
the Diving and' very beautiful. The diving and' we equipped
and endowed with all of this' that it is able us' to serve;
Mario and Alfina show since the first moment organization
and professionalism and so' in a beating of wings already'
organized our equipment, arranged a detailed program and accurate
without nothing to neglect (immersions, food, excursions)
and we are already' in the rooms to us you assign for a brief
relax, correct the time to prepare us to begin our underwater
adventure. In the three past days to street Stylus we have
crossed as much of it, but we have had the opportunity of
able leave to go our body among clear waters of different
place, from Stylus to Scilla, crossing both coasts and mountains.
We have still admired the wealths of an uncontaminated sea
where superb varied forms of life triumph but also rich of
historical finds. Because' to choose Calabria? The increasing
interest for this earth to our days and' the answer to the
bossy need of escape of the modern man. Escape from the great
and crowded urban agglomerations, from a routine of environment
and life, from the noises, pollutions, from the stress of
the convulsive life and more and more' distant from the nature.
This part of Calabria has immediately established with my
group a full and immediate contact, offering us its treasures
jealously guarded: quiet and silence, cordiality, myths and
mysteries, a sea blue rich cobalt of colors, the ancient wisdom
and the sense of the hospitality of their inhabitants and
in particular way of our guests. Many are the present places
of cult in Calabria as many they are still the uncontaminated
sanctuaries, sets in naturalistic places of exceptional and
rare beauty, in which the nature and the quiet reign sovereign.
Calabria is earth of faith and meeting among different cultures;
every gesture, tied up to the traditions of the past, it becomes
flushed of solemn spirituality, so that to let to the visitor
that leans out on that marvelous world that I/you/they are
the popular and religious traditions an instant of past and
a bath in the most intense emotions to relive that this edge
of earth knows how to give". A vacation to Point Stylus
in the Diving Center of Mario and Alfina, the first Diving
that moves him that I have had the pleasure to visit, it represents
him a pleasant underwater vacation but a precious occasion
to fortify the spirit the body and to surrender him to the
charm of an earth from the millennial history. A thanks to
Mario and Alfina, extraordinary people, beautiful inside.
They have succeeded in making possible and to organize a "Diving
Itinerante", I think the only one of Italy, and to manage
the all with perfect organization and efficiency, without
nothing to neglect. Have they succeeded, despite the so many
Kms, our vacation to make not only pleasant and comforting
from the underwater point of view, but also from the tourist
and gastronomic point of view and because' no?… Also spiritual.
I close this brief story with a written sentence Edwar Lear
in the "Diary of a trip afoot" (1847) so it describes
Stylus: "... there was light enough to glimpse the general
aspect that promised to be very picturesque; situated really
under perpendicular precipices, and built above a kind of
terrace to amphitheater, the rocks they rose to every extremity
with the picturesque churches and convents,... it seems to
us that there am more evidence of cleaning and maintenance
in the roads that in any other place of Calabria from where
we are passed, and there was an air that gave an orderly and
clear feeling more than every other place visited in Italy,
that has caught us till now, being Stylus so remote from the
capital". I Conclude saying that Stylus not and' different
since then. Pine cone Capoferri (TE)