The Italy you would not expect, Reggio Calabria and its area,Italy’s best kept secret, just waiting to be discovered and appreciated for its absolutely unique treasures, with its Magna Graecia past and the many peoples who have ruled over these lands: Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Normans, Spanish, French, etc… They have all left their indelible mark, but its true heart and soul, however, remains inextricably Greek.
1 ° D. REGGIO CALABRIA-SCILLA
Guided tour of Reggio Calabria, the Museum with the famous Bronze Statues, the promenade defined by Gabriele D’Annunzio the most beautiful kilometer in Italy, the Roman Baths, the Greek walls, and the Cathedral. In the afternoon, excursion to visit Scylla and Chianalea (ancient village of fishermen), the Ruffo Castle, the lookout. Return to the hotel.
2 ° D. REGGIO CALABRIA-PENTEDATTILO
Today we visit Pentedattilo, suggestive abandoned village, perched on a cliff by the characteristic shape of a hand. The village, situated on a hill with a beautiful landscape with an almost lunar atmosphere, is evocative of ancient tragedies, in particular, his fame is linked to the tragedy of the Alberti family. Pentedattilo is immersed and surrounded by the typical Mediterranean vegetation, characterized by prickly pears, agave, etc … Return to the hotel.
3 ° D. REGGIO CALABRIA-GERACE
Visit of Gerace, a medieval town: the Cathedral, Saint Francis´ Church,the Norman Castle. In the afternoon, we visit Locri and the remains of its glorious past: the Archaelogical Museum and the Ancient Greek city. Return to the hotel.
4 ° D.: REGGIO CALABRIA-SANT’ELIA-PALMI
Today we visit Palmi and the House of Culture. We will then will stop on Mount St. Elias, to admire the breathtaking landscape on the Tyrrhenian sea. Return to the hotel.
5 ° D. REGGIO CALABRIA-STILO
The old town of Stilo and the famous Byzantine Basilica, the “Cattolica.”, dating from the x century AD, with its splendid frescoes inside, reminiscent of the deep sacredness and spirituality of the Basilian monks. Return to the hotel.
6 ° D.: PIZZO-TROPEA
Arrival in Pizzo and visit of the Church of Piedigrotta, excavated in sandstone, a few meters away from the sea, the Aragonese Castle. We then continue to Tropea where you will visit the Cathedral, the main street with its Belvedere over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Return to the hotel.
7 ° G. REGGIO CALABRIA-GAMBARIE
Visit of Gambarie, in the Aspromonte Mountains.The protected area is the central point of the mountain range, dominated by the peak of Montalto, one of the most scenic spots. Aspromonte enjoys a very diverse environment where the Mediterranean Maquis gives way to dense forests.