#1 Calabria and Basilicata

From 25th to 29th October 2023 “Rinascimento Industriale” will take you to Calabria and Basilicata to discover seven historic companies.  

It will be a unique opportunity to visit companies in their places of production, have dedicated immersive experiences, learn about their history and their craftsmanship.

The trip is open to everyone subject to availability.




11 am: arrival at Lamezia Terme airport

transfer to Maierato 

free lunch

2-4 pm: visit to the Callipo production plant in Maierato

transfer to Soveria Mannelli

Dinner at La Rosa nel Bicchiere. Overnight at La Rosa nel Bicchiere or Hotel Caligiuri

10-12: visit to the Rubbettino publishing house

light lunch at La Rosa nel Bicchiere

3-5 pm: visit to the oldest Calabrian textile factory Lanificio Leo

transfer to Castelsilano

Dinner and overnight at Resort Villa Maria

transfer to Cirò Marina

10.30-12: visit and tasting at the Librandi winery

light lunch and transfer to Rossano

16-17: visit to the Amarelli liquorice museum

transfer to Trebisacce

Dinner and overnight at Masseria Torre di Albidona

transfer to Matera

10.30-12: visit to Calia Italy

free lunch and guided tour of the Sassi of Matera 

Dinner in a typical restaurant in the ancient center of Matera and overnight at the Cave del sole hotel 

transfer to Pisticci

10.30-12: visit to Essenza Lucano 

lunch and transfer to Bari airport

Individual participation fee (excluding flights)

minimum 10/14 participants: 1325 euros (VAT included)

minimum 15/17 participants: 1105 euros (VAT included)

minimum 18 participants: 1025 euros (VAT included)

The fee includes


  • accommodation in double room in the resorts indicated in the program. Supplement for single room: 40 euros
  • all meals including water, except for lunch on the first and fourth day
  • transfers on bus for the entire tour
  • guided tour (about 2 h and half) of Matera with entrance fees included (1 house/cave and 1 church/cave)
  • RC agency insurance
  • guided tours and dedicated experiences at the seven host companies 
  • guide for the entire tour by Rinascimento Industriale (the founders Valentina Barbieri and Luca Borghini will be traveling with you!)

The fee does not include


  • lunch on the first and fourth day
  • drinks with meals other than water
  • insurance not expressly indicated
  • everything not included under the heading “the fee includes”

Booking deadline :  July 31st 2023

Payment terms

30% advance payment by July 31st 2023 (advance payment required for hotel and transport services but full payment of the flight tickets is required at the time of booking)

Balance due by  September 25th 2023


5 days - 4 nights

Tour leaders

Luca Borghini and Valentina Barbieri, founders of Rinascimento Industriale

Company visits

Special visits will take place on site with entrepreneurs


Networking opportunities among participants

Companies we will visit

Callipo has been producing tuna and other fish products since 1913. The first company was founded in Pizzo Calabro by Giacinto Callipo to can the prized Mediterranean Tuna.

Founded by Saverio Rubbettino in 1973 in Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino is an Italian publishing house mainly oriented towards essay writing. Rubbettino is the editor of “Lune Elettriche”, the magazine edited by the Industrial Renaissance and dedicated to Italian business culture.

Lanificio Leo, founded in 1873, is the oldest textile factory in Calabria. It features historic machinery from 1890 to 1965.

In 1953 in a small cellar in Cirò Marina, the Librandi family began to bottle wine from grapes grown on small plots of land in the Cirò Doc. Today Librandi is a winery that has reached the third generation of producers.

In 2001, the Amarelli Liquorice Museum was inaugurated in Rossano. Amarelli is a family business that has been active in Calabria since 1731. The museum exhibits the tools used in the processing, marketing and extraction of the root from which licorice is obtained.

Calia Italia – founded in Matera in 1965 – designs, manufactures and exports sofas and armchairs all over the world, a synthesis of style and comfort. 

Amaro Lucano is a bittersweet herbal liqueur produced in Pisticci by the Vena family since 1894. Essenza Lucano, the Vena family’s business museum, was founded in the place where Amaro Lucano was born.

Flights (operational and fares subject to reconfirmation)

  • From Rome – Ita Airways

October 25th – Rome/Lamezia T. 09.20-10.30 am

October 29th – Bari/Rome 19.15-20.25 pm

Rate: 300 euros + agency commission (VAT included)


  • From Bergamo – Ryanair

October 25th – Bergamo/Lamezia T. 07.20-09.00 am

29 October – Bari/Bergamo 17.30-19.00

Rate to date including 10 kg: 180 euros + agency commission (VAT included)


  • From Malpensa – Easyjet

25 October – Malpensa/Lamezia T. 09.40-11.25

October 29th – Bari/Malpensa 5.40-7.15 pm

Rate to date including “large” hand luggage max 15 kg (56 x 45 x 25 cm): 200 euros + agency commission (VAT included)

Autonomous flights: it is possible to purchase flights independently or arrive by own means of transport at Lamezia Terme Airport and leave from Bari Airport.

General Conditions