Tropea, located on the coast of Calabria, Italy, is the birth place of my dad. I first went to Tropea when I was 16 and fell in love with the enchanted little town. To the left is a picture of the famous church, which was actually once surrounded entirely by water. Above is a pic of old tropea, stunning homes built directly on the cliff. The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Euphemia connected with the mainland by a narrow strip in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Many small towns around Tropea produce a particular quality of red onion (picture above). In Italy these onions are so famous that cipolla di Tropea ("Tropea onion" or "Tropea's onion") has become an Italian synonym for all red onions today. They are super sweet to eat.