Our excursion starts from Cerchiara di Calabria, an enchanting mountain village. This path is known as the “Annanza” path which means “overlooking” because by walking it you can enjoy a wonderful view of both the perched village and the plain of Sibari. This path was used in ancient times by pilgrims to reach the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Armi. The place is full of suggestion and spirituality. After following an ancient mule track we reach Piano Pedarredo with its panoramic view that ovelooks the plain of Sibari. We continue passing the Sant’Andrea valley until we reach the evocative Sanctuary. Before a relaxing break we visit this ancient Sanctuary (XV-XVI century), a significant testimony of Renaissance art. Its construction – according to tradition – began in 1440. It is said that in one of these caves, the image of the Blessed Virgin of Arms was found (from the Greek tòn armòn – “of the cave”) from which the Sanctuary takes its name and some Byzantine tablets, among the oldest ever found.