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The Italy you would not expect, Reggio Calabria and its province, little known by the greatest majority of tourists, both international, but even national, yet it is there, waiting to be discovered and appreciated for its absolutely unique treasures, a legacy of its Magna Graecia past, but also of the many peoples who have ruled over these lands where time seems to stand still: Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Normans, Spanish, French, etc… They have all left their indelible mark, but its true heart and soul, however, remains inextricably Greek.

HIDDEN ITALY: TOUR CALABRIA 7 days

The Italy you would not expect, Reggio Calabria and its province, little known by the greatest majority of tourists, both international, but even national, yet it is there, waiting to be discovered and appreciated for its absolutely unique treasures, a legacy of its Magna Graecia past, but also of the many peoples who have ruled over these lands where time seems to stand still: 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 Morning 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 Departure and visit of 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.The village is immersed and surrounded by the typical Mediterranean vegetation, characterized by prickly pears, agave, etc ... Return to the hotel.

3 ° D. REGGIO CALABRIA-GERACE Departure for Gerace and visit of the medieval town: the Cathedral, the treasures of the Cathedral, the church of San Francesco, the beautiful Baroque altar, the Norman Castle. In the afternoon, visit of Locri and the remains of its glorious past: the Museum, greek the temple of Marasà. Return to the hotel.

4 ° D.: REGGIO CALABRIA-SANT'ELIA-PALMI In the morning, departure for Palmi and visit the Museum of Ethnography and Folklore (House of Culture). On the way back along the Costa Viola, the coast between Scylla and Palmi, we will stop on Mount St. Elias to admire the breathtaking landscape on the Tyrrhenian sea: the Strait of Messina, Punta Peloro Capo Milazzo, the Aeolian Islands.Return the hotel.

5 ° D. REGGIO CALABRIA-STILO Check out and visit of the old town of Stilo and the famous Byzantine Basilica "The Catholic.", dating from the x century AD, is one of the most significant symbols of the Basilian monasticism, with its splendid frescoes inside, today, unfortunately in a precarious state of conservation, but equally reminiscent of the deep sacredness and spirituality of the Basilian monks.Return to the hotel.

6 ° D.: PIZZO-TROPEA
Departure for Tropea and Pizzo. Arrival in Pizzo and visit OF the Church of Piedigrotta, charming and unique in its kind, as it is excavated in sandstone, a few meters away from the sea. You will then visit the Aragonese Castle, infamous for Murat's execution .We then continue to Tropea where you will visit the Cathedral, the main street with its Belvedere over the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Sant Mary of the island. Return to the hotel.

7 ° G. REGGIO CALABRIA-GAMBARIE
Today we visit Gambarie on the Aspromonte Mountains. Here you can see the "Cippo di Garibaldi", the pine-tree where Garibaldi sat when he was wounded.The protected area is the central point of the mountain range, dominated by the peak of Montalto,which with its 1956 meters, it is the highest peak, one of the most scenic spots. Aspromonte enjoys a very diverse environment where the Mediterranean Maquis gives way to dense forests.

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Date : 1st April 2020

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Hidden Italy Tour: Calabria

The Italy you would not expect, Reggio Calabria and its province, little known by the greatest majority of tourists, both international, but even national, yet it is there, waiting to be discovered and appreciated for its absolutely unique treasures, a legacy of its Magna Graecia past, but also of the many peoples who have ruled over these lands where time seems to stand still: Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Normans, Spanish, French, etc… They have all left their indelible mark, but its true heart and soul, however, remains inextricably Greek.
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    Great Tour! Amazing experience, we enjoyed every minute of it, thank you guys! Pete and Jill

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      Thank you very much, Pete from all the staff at Visitreggiocalabria!!! We hope to see you again, soon!

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    We took this Tour last month, really amazing it really went beyond our expectations, we didn’t know the area but the Guide was great and experience unique, we hope to visit again! John & Elizabeth

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This is one of the questions our clients often make, particularly those who want to connect to their family roots and village! The answer is YES, Calabria is 100% safe, organized crime, unfortunately, only affects local businesses, but it does not
affect tourists at all who, on the contrary, are really welcome.

Calabria enjoys a relatively mild weather all year round, yet, best time to visit would be from April/ May to October/Mid-November.

Yes, we provide custom tours with local Private Guide/Driver for the whole Tour, so if you’d like an English Speaking Guide/Driver, just let us know, we’ll be happy to plan your tailor-made tour for you.

Yes! We will help you plan your trip so that you can choose what you think works best for you and we will  be constantly in touch with you to help you with tour planning and arrangements and you want to include other areas in your tour, we can help with that, too.

Camera and memory card

If you’ve never traveled to Southern Italy, you will be surprised by the rocky landscape, green mountains and blue and green emerald seas …Make sure your camera is fully charged and ensure you have plenty of memory, because you will really want to take many pictures, guaranteed!

Walking shoes

Medieval villages in Italy are full of steep hills and winding streets, so be prepared to wear a v pair of very comfortable shoes.

Travel clothesline

A traveling clothesline is super thin, it can easily fit into your luggage and can be easily placed to dry in your hotel’s shower or bathtub, so that you can have it ready on the following day.

You will really need to hire a car or minivan to get around in
Calabria and South Italy. There are many reasons for that some of
which it would be too complex to explain: Picturesque medieval
villages, castles and other highlights are often located on the
hills or mountains, more or less away from the coast. Public
transportation is often unreliable and oftentimes does not serve
internal areas of Southern Italy, you might very easily end up
waiting for hours for a train or a bus and your vacation would
really turn into something different... a real nightmare! It's a
lot more easier to hire a private car and, best option possible,
a Private Guide/Driver. You can go where you want, when you want
and not be tied to a timetable and if you don't feel like driving
on winding mountain roads and villages which are often, among the
other things in very bad conditions, particularly in mountainous
areas, we really suggest you hire a car with Driver, who is
expert on the area and this is really the best advice we can give
you, just avoid venturing out by yourself if you want to really
enjoy the tour in total relax and without any kind of
inconvenience

There are many reasons why a Private Guide is the best solution
for your tour, following some of the most relevant:

You can fully relax and enjoy the landscape and highlights
instead of having to drive.

A good Private Guide can get you the most out of your tour by
optimizing your time so that based on the time available you can
see the best highlights.

Particularly in a Country like Italy full of culture, history
and archaelogical sites, really an open-air museum, a good local
Guide can be a precious source of information, stories, legends
and anedoctes  you won't probably find in any travel guides
which can really enrich your knowledge of the Country.

Our Private Guides will meet you at your hotel or place and
drop you off at the end of the day, so that you can relax with
your family in total privacy.

All transfers and daily excursion will be done by a 9 seats
van or car with air conditioning and English speaking Driver/Tour
Guide . The van or car have an NCC plate (it is a license close
to the one of a taxi); the driver has a “K” driving license, the
“K” allows driving cars with NCC plate. So clients are fully
insured.

Our Private Guides will assist you during the entire tour for
anything you may need and they will help you with any last minute
changes you may need for your tour, to make it fully
customizable.

Our Private Guides are extremely professional and discretion
is very important for them and they will not touch on any issues
which are normally considered as sensitive.

These and many other reasons for hiring a Private Guide and we
are committed to make your vacation a lifetime experience.

Please, just go to our FAQ page or write us, we'll be glad to answer all of your questions!!!