Italian Landscapes - Calabria Trip, 1930

Escher's trip to Calabria from 28 April to 25 May 1930 is typical of his Italian sketching trips. Accompanied by three friends, he took the train to Pizzo, and then went on to Tropea, Scilla, and Mélito. At that point the travellers followed mule trails and dried-out river beds until they reached Pentedattilo, where they stayed several days. They then moved on to Palizzi and Stilo, Crotone, Santa Severina and Rossano, Morano and Rocca Imperiale
(Locher, 1992, p. 35).