The province of Reggio Calabria is covered in this tour,
especially the Jasmine Riviera, named after the perfumed jasmine
flowers that are stretching on it, right by the coast of the
Ionian sea. From Monasterace to Brancaleone, you will see why the
‘toe’ of the Italian foot is really Italy’s best kept secret. The
special charm and simplicity of Calabria make it one of the most
delightful region in Italy offering tours, holidays and vacation
spots for people of all ages.
Day 01 Your adventure that will include
private tours around this most beautiful region will begin at the
Lamezia Terme airport. Your private driver will meet you to
provide your transfer to the Jasmine Riviera. After checking in
at your hotel, you’ll enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 02 Gerace, Locri Epizephiri, you’ll set
out on a luxury private guided tour to the ancient ruins of the
Greek City of Locri Epizephiri. In the afternoon, visit of the
medieval hill town of Gerace, the largest Norman cathedrals still
left standing in southern Italy today. Dated to the 11th Century
A.D., the church of St. Francis is noted for its intricate alter
that has inlaid marble, time for sightseeing on your own here as
you find yourself walking down narrow medieval streets and taking
in other sights.
Day 03 Day at Leisure or Optional Tour: Siderno
Antica, Mammola In the morning, you’ll embark on a private tour
of Old Siderno, which is an ancient village that retains its
historic charms. Here you’ll get to experience how villagers live
while watching an embroidery-making demonstration. Your next stop
is Mammola, an old city famed for its historic center, vibrant
floral displays and delicious Stockfish, here prepared with a
genuine local recipe.
Day 04 Jasmine Riviera Your first stop will be
the hilltop town of Stilo where you can visit the 9th century
Cattolica. This small temple is a beautiful example of Byzantine
style, complete with a square design that forms a Greek cross.
The church boasts three apses and five small domes, adding to its
splendor. Natural light also floods inside the building in a
unique way, making it quite breathtaking. Frescoes that were only
discovered in 1927 are also found within the church.
Day 05 Tropea | Today we’ll take a private
transfer to Tropea, to explore this seaside resort and its
stunning scenery. This part of the coastline is on the Tyrrhenian
Sea and is called Costa Degli Dei, or Coast of the Gods. Given
its beauty, it is considered one of Europe’s most impressive
summertime destinations. Explore the historic center of Tropea
during your stay and take a peek at the cliffs upon which it is
perched high above the sea.
Day 06 Reggio Calabria and Scilla| Today we take
a private tour of Reggio Calabria. This city’s National Museum is
home to the “Bronzes of Riace,” which are two Greek statues that
date back to the 5th century B.C. After your luxury tour, you’ll
have time to shop and stroll on your own and take in the
promenade that overlooks the Straits of Messina. Known as “the
most beautiful kilometer of the Italian peninsula,” this stretch
is a favorite for picture taking. The day’s tour will continue to
Scilla where its medieval castle creates a dominating scene on
the Strait of Messina. The quaint fishing district of Chianalea
is also a must see with its houses built right on the edge of the
Day 07: A private transport to the Lamezia Terme
Airport is provided to cap off your luxury tour.
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