is a region in southern Italy
, occupying the "toe" of the Italian peninsula.
Calabria is intersected by the Apennines
range (Appennino Calabro), starting from the Sila plateau.
The southernmost tip of the range is the Aspromonte
Calabria is bordered by the region of Basilicata
on the north, the Ionian Sea on the East, and the Tyrrhenian Sea on the West.
lies on the opposing shores of the Strait of Messina
The capital is Catanzaro, close to the coast of the Gulf of Squillace. Other cities in the regions include Vibo Valentia, Crotone, Cosenza and Reggio di Calabria. Monte Pollino is the highest peak, which reaches 2245 meters above sea level at the northern part of the region.