Day 1: Arrival in Calabria

  • Arrival at Lamezia Terme International Airport
    • Transfer to your accommodation in Scilla.

Day 2: Discover Scilla

  • Morning: Explore Chianalea di Scilla
  • Lunch: Seafood at a local trattoria.
  • Afternoon: Visit Ruffo Castle
  • Evening: Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay in Scilla.
  • Stroll through picturesque alleyways and enjoy the seaside views.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Strait of Messina.
Chianalea, Scilla

Day 3: Cultural Immersion in Gerace

  • Morning: Travel to Gerace
    • Visit The Norman Cathedral, explore its Romanesque architecture and ancient crypt.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a traditional meal in Borgo Maggiore.
  • Afternoon: Wander through the medieval streets of Borgo Maggiore.
  • Evening: Check into your hotel and have dinner in Gerace.
Tips for Calabria & South Italy

Day 4: Nature Expedition in Aspromonte National Park

  • Morning: Hike Monte Cocuzzo
  • Lunch: Picnic in the park.
  • Afternoon: Visit Cascate di Marmarico
  • Evening: Return to Gerace for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Enjoy stunning views and capture scenic photographs.
  • Hike to the waterfalls and take a refreshing dip in the base pool.

Day 5: Historical Exploration in Stilo

  • Morning: Travel to Stilo
    • Visit the Cattolica di Stilo Byzantine church.
  • Lunch: Taste local cuisine at a nearby eatery.
  • Afternoon: Hike to Pietra Cappa
  • Evening: Overnight stay in Stilo.
  • Experience the challenging yet rewarding climb to the summit.
Cattolica, Stilo

Day 6: Coastal Adventure in Tropea

  • Morning: Travel to Tropea
    • Visit the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola.
  • Lunch: Enjoy lunch with a view at a coastal restaurant.
  • Afternoon: Explore Tropea’s Old Town
  • Evening: Dinner at a local trattoria and overnight stay in Tropea.
  • Wander through markets, artisan shops, and historic buildings.
Beach, Tropea

Day 7: Taste of Calabria

  • Morning: Culinary tour
    • Sample local delicacies such as ‘Nduja, Fileja, and Pecorino Crotonese.
  • Lunch: Cooking class where you can prepare traditional dishes.
  • Afternoon: Free time for shopping or additional exploration.
  • Evening: Farewell dinner featuring Calabrian wines and specialties.

Day 8: Departure

  • Morning: Transfer back to Lamezia Terme International Airport for your flight home.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and culinary experiences, providing a comprehensive tour of Calabria’s hidden gems. Enjoy your journey!