Welcome to the Perfect Calabria Tour! Calabria, located in southern Italy, is a region filled with natural beauty, fascinating history, and delicious cuisine. This tour will take you on an unforgettable journey through picturesque coastal towns, ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and cultural delights. Get ready to explore the hidden gems of Calabria. Let’s begin!
Day 1: Arrival in Calabria – Tropea
Upon your arrival at Lamezia Terme International Airport, our guide will warmly welcome you and accompany you to your hotel in Tropea, a charming coastal town. Take some time to relax, settle in, and enjoy the stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll through the historic center of Tropea and savor traditional Calabrian cuisine at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Tropea and Capo Vaticano
After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Tropea, known for its beautiful beaches, medieval buildings, and the iconic Santa Maria dell’Isola church perched on a cliff. Explore the narrow streets, visit local shops, and indulge in some gelato or cannoli. In the afternoon, we will visit Capo Vaticano, a breathtaking coastal area known for its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches. Take a dip in the turquoise sea or simply relax on the sandy shores.
Day 3: Scilla and Reggio Calabria
Today, we will travel to the picturesque town of Scilla, famous for its colorful houses, charming fishing village, and the legendary sea monsters of Greek mythology. Visit the Ruffo Castle, stroll along the seafront promenade, and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch overlooking the Strait of Messina. In the afternoon, we will head to Reggio Calabria, where you can explore the National Archaeological Museum and view the magnificent Riace Bronzes, ancient Greek statues that are considered masterpieces of classical art.
Day 4: Sila National Park and Cosenza
After breakfast, we will venture into the scenic Sila National Park, a nature lover’s paradise. Marvel at the dense forests, serene lakes, and majestic mountains. Take a leisurely hike, breathe in the fresh air, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. In the afternoon, we will visit the historic city of Cosenza, known for its medieval old town, impressive Norman-Swabian Castle, and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the charming streets, visit local artisan shops, and savor traditional Calabrian cuisine for dinner.
Day 5: Pizzo and Tropea Coast Boat Tour
Today, we will visit the delightful town of Pizzo, famous for its delectable Tartufo ice cream. Explore the picturesque streets, visit the charming Pizzo Castle, and enjoy a refreshing gelato. In the afternoon, get ready for a scenic boat tour along the Tropea coast. Sail along the mesmerizing coastline, marvel at the dramatic cliffs, hidden caves, and secluded beaches. Take the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and soak up the sun.
Day 6: Gerace and Stilo
After breakfast, we will visit the hilltop town of Gerace, renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and panoramic views. Explore the narrow alleys, visit the Norman Cathedral, and admire the stunning landscape. We will then continue to Stilo, home to the famous Cattolica di Stilo, an ancient Byzantine-style church dating back to the 9th century. Take in the architectural beauty and enjoy the serene atmosphere of this historical site.
Day 7: Departure
After a week filled with incredible experiences and memories, it’s time to say goodbye to Calabria. Our guide will assist you with your departure from the hotel to Lamezia Terme International Airport. Depart with a deep appreciation for the beauty and cultural richness of Calabria, carrying with you unforgettable moments and a desire to return.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary and can be customized according to your preferences and the duration of your stay in Calabria. The region has much more to offer, and this tour is designed to provide a taste of its highlights and unique experiences.