Pietro, the father of the founders Marie-Janet and Dominik, was born in Longobardi, and so was the idea of amavido. As a child, Pietro played marbles and football in the streets with his siblings and many friends in summer, and in winter, especially during the Christmas season, they held lively hazelnut throwing competitions. On the "piazza", they experienced wild west movies in the open air cinema. The mornings are still like his childhood, people are awakened by church bells, the roosters’ cock-a-doodle-do, and the barking of the dogs. In the evening, the chirping of the crickets accompanies you into the night.
Longobardi is not far from the airport Lamezia Terme (about 30 min), which is served by different airlines directly from Germany. There are many excursion destinations near Longobardi: Vibo Marina is a short drive away, and offers many cafes, a picturesque harbor, and a well-kept beach. Next to a historic old town, Pizzo offers the best Tartufo in Italy. Vibo Valentia is located north of Longobardis, and is a lively provincial capital with a Norman-Staufer castle and a Greco-Roman museum.
Beautiful beach areas such as Sant 'Irene and Briatico are nearby, Tropea is reached in about 20 minutes, and boasts beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and a beautiful old town with a cathedral, as well as a church monastery on a tuff rock. The famous beach area of Capo Vaticano is located near Tropea.
If you want to experience freshness, nature, and culture, you should head to Serra San Bruno (about 45 min drive), where you find a monastery, picnic areas, and extensive forest and hiking areas. The founder of the monastery was Saint Bruno from Cologne.