Taverna is nestled in a beautiful natural setting at the foot of the Sila Piccola or "small Sila" mountain range. Travelers arriving here will fall under the spell of the art and culture infusing this town, the birthplace of Mattia Preti and his brother Gregorio, noted painters of the 1600s. The municipal museum hosting their works is a destination for visitors from around the world. But the riches don't end there: other must-visits are the churches of San Domenico and Santa Barbara, which also host important works by the Preti brothers, including the famous Cristo Fulminante, or Christ in judgment, and the great canvas of the Recognition of Santa Barbara. Finally, to sample at any time of day, the local cuisine offers unforgettable traditional dishes.