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Marina di Gioiosa Ionica is characterized by a flourishing agriculture, above all with regard to the cultivation of citrus fruits and olives. The Costa dei Gelsomini, where the town is located, takes its name from the cultivation of the homonymous plant.
Among the events in Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, the feast of Maria Santissima della Strada in May, the feast of San Nicola di Bari on the last Sunday of July, the feast of the Madonna del Carmelo on the first Sunday after August 15, the feast of Madonna della Consolazione on the second Sunday of September.
Also the December event is special when the world's longest nougat is prepared, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. In nearby Gioiosa Ionica, in August the medieval old town comes alive with Gustando il Borgo, the ideal time to taste the Calabrian specialties of the Torbido Valley. In August, the nearby Roccella Ionica hosts one of the oldest and most renowned music festivals dedicated to jazz in Italy, Roccella Jazz.
The gastronomy of Marina di Gioiosa Ionica is based on the excellent products of the land, above all olives and citrus fruits, as well as on the catch but above all on what comes from the hinterland, including mushrooms, honey, local meat such as lamb, goat, pork and veal that graze in the wild. For fish, the best-known preparation in the area is the Mammola stockfish, cooked in various ways and perhaps seasoned with the exquisite extra-virgin Locride olive oil, with its particular fragrance.
Also in the surroundings of Marina di Gioiosa Ionica you can taste different specialties, in particular with regard to the cheeses, such as the caciocavallo from Ciminà, the smoked ricotta from Mammola, the goat of Limina, the pecorino of Stilaro, the pecorino della Locride, the bread of Canolo.
There are also various types of cold cuts and cold cuts, in particular soppressate, capicollo, sausages, lard and pancetta. The typical dessert of Gioiosa Ionica, very widespread also in Marina di Gioiosa Ionica, is the "Pezzo Duro", Calabrese homemade ice cream made with milk, eggs, sugar and natural aromas, protagonist of a crowded festival in December.