On September 20, 1920 Maria Valtorta moved with her parents to Reggio Calabria for a long period of holidays, hosted by her cousins ​​who owned two hotels. She will stay there until August 2, 1922. The affection of her relatives, combined with the natural beauty of the place, helped to restore her body and soul. During that vacation she felt new impulses towards a life rooted in Christ; but the return to Florence, in 1922, submerged it in bitter memories.