Until the rail line connecting Naples to Reggio Calabria was completed in 1895, the region remained hard to reach and hard to leave. Some of Calabria’s hill towns and mountain villages didn’t see paved roads until the 1960s, until then, commerce and communication were slow and difficult. My father recalls that a horse-drawn carriage brought the mail to Verbicaro until the late 1930s.[Page 1, 1]
Constantino, Rosetta. 2010. My Calabria. New York:W.W Norton & Co. ISBN: 978–0–393–06516–9.