Welcome to Calabria

Calabria’s gritty cities are of patchy interest. More alluring is its attractive Tyrrhenian coastline, broken by several particularly lovely towns (Tropea and Scilla stand out). The mountainous centre is dominated by three national parks, none of them particularly well-explored. Its museums, collecting the vestiges of rich classical past are probably its greatest treasure.

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$58.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Aeolian Islands 1 day mini cruise from Tropea

The beautiful mini cruise takes you to the Aeolian Islands, which are only accessible by sea. Here you will find landscapes of incomparable beauty such as caves, coves, picturesque bays and cliff, that the nature created with strange shapes. The Aeolian Islands are among the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. By visiting these islands, you will gain cultural and intellectual enrichment and an unforgettable memory. The mini cruise has the following stops: Stromboli, the mythical fire-breather, consists entirely of a 900 metre high volcano, one of the four active volcanoes in Italy. On the island there are two villages, the bigger one is San Vincenzo and the smaller one is  Ginostra, which is a fishing village. Particularly, the island is rich in black sand beaches which are ideal for swimming and relaxing. Lipari, despite the abundance of fashion boutiques, souvenir shops and cafes,  maintains its ancient charm. The fascinating nestled houses, the massive castle and the cathedral are perched on top of a natural rock, from where it is possible to enjoy  a breathtaking view. Lipari  is a very pretty and lively town with narrow streets and old houses. In Lipari it is possible to admire beautiful nature, excellent infrastructures and urban life, which is  worshipped by the international jet set.  Vulcano, the island of sulfur,  has some high cliffs and a wild panorama. This is what makes Vulacano a destination to visit. This rather strong smell is due to the numerous fumaroles which offer mud baths with a strong curative power.

$90.50 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Gourmet Dinner with a Chef in Lamezia Terme

If a Vespa-riding, siesta-loving, chaotically unadorned version of Italy still exists, you’ll find it in Calabria, the ‘toe’ that kicks Sicily into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here, home-cooked meals are a staple, and during this experience you'll be immersed in the culinary traditions of Lamezia Terme. For the uncensored version of la dolce vita, participate in this activity. The culinary traditions in Lamezia Terme are among the richest in Italy. Enter your host's home and enjoy a gourmet dinner with a local chef, who will share the secrets and backgrounds of regional recipes. Your food will be prepared with fresh and seasonal local products, and served with local wine. Don't miss the chance to take in Italy's culinary heritage in an intimate setting.Sample Menu:First course: Artichoke stuffed with cream of fennel and capersSecond course: Spaghetti with purple pesto, mussels, extra-virgin olive oil, and mintThird course: Cuttlefish with asparagus; Foam cocoa and avocado with caramelized orange zestBeverages:Fine wine and beverages served throughout the meal

$16323.92 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Best of Italy Food Wine & Sightseeing Tour North to South from Venice to Palermo

Enjoy Italy food wine and art treasures in one all-inclusive tour with private guide and driver with air-conditioned minivan/bus. They will pick you up at the airport or port in Venice and take you through the peninsula down to Sicily. You will be staying in highly-rated rural villas and farms to relax and taste real Italian countryside flavors and atmosphere. The followin itinerary can be customized to suit your availability and desires.Day 1: Guided tour of Venice highlights and Food Market to taste some of the city specialties such as Sarde al Saor and Tiramisù (yes! it was invented here)Day 2: Explore Valpollicella and Amarone Vineyards that surround the city of Verona. Visit its famous monuments: Romeo and Juliet House, the Roman Amphitheatre and taste the Risotto. Day 3: Visit the cities of Parma and Reggio Emilia and a farm producing Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.Day 4: Discover the masterpieces of Bologna and enjoy the best Tortellini, Lasagne, Fettuccine and Mortadella.Day 5: Guided Tour of Florence highlights. Explore the food market and enjoy Ribollita soup, Cantucci with Vin Santo, Finocchiona and other specialties.Day 6: Explore the Chianti castles and Vineyards: Guided tour of Medieval city of Siena.Day 7: Visit Montalcino, Pienza, D'Orcia Valley. Enjoy Brunello and Pecorino cheese.Day 8: Tour the volcanic lake of Bolsena and the town of Orvieto and Bagnoregio. Day 9: Guided Tour of Viterbo and Tuscania with tradional food and spirits tasting.Day 10: Visit Rome and the Vatican. Experience real Carbonara, Maritozzi, Artichokes.Day 11: Visit Tivoli Gardens and Villas and an olive oil farm.Day 12: Visit Capua and its Ampitheatre and a traditional Mozzarella producer. Day 13: Guided tour of Caserta Vecchia and Royal Palace.Day 14: Guided tour of Naples monuments. Enjoy the best Pizza Margherita, Coffee, Sfogliatella, Babà.Day 15: Visit Pompeii, Vesuvius Volcano and Spaghetti producer in Gragnano, italy's most famous town for durum-wheat pastaDay 17: Discover the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Sorrento, and authentic Limoncello.Day 18: Guided tour of Paestum and Cilento natural and food highlights.Day 19: Explore Castelmezzano, Pietra Pertosa and  Basilicata art and culinary treasures. Day 20: Visit the towns of Matera and Alberobello and taste Puglia regional specialties.Day 21: Discover the villages of Scalea and Tropea and other beautiful treasures of Calabria region.Day 22: Guided tour of Taormina and Catania. Taste Pasta alla Norma and original Cannoli.Day 24: Explore Piazza Armerina and Palermo, Sicily's capital.Day 25: Visit Monreale and Castellammare. Enjoy Malvasia, Rosolio and bucatini con le Sarde.You will love this memorable tour of the best of Italy!

$63 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Aperitivo al Tramonto! Giro in barca a vela tra Tropea e Capo Vaticano

Partendo 4 ore prima del tramonto dal porto di Tropea, costeggeremo un  tratto di costa. Visiteremo la grotta bianca o grotta dello scheletro. Chiamata così perchè una volta entrati dentro, la parte sommersa del nostro corpo diventerà bianca. E' un gioco di riflessi tra la luce del sole e la sabbia del fondo che rispecchia sulla pelle diventando bianchi come lo scheletro.Dopo un breve bagno faremo rotta verso Capo Vaticanoe passando da Formicoli, la Baia di Riaci, giungendo infine a Capo Vaticano, noto per le sue piccole spiagge raggiungibili solo in barca, come ad esempio Praia i Foco, con un mare limpido e cristallino. Sarà possibile fare il bagno o snorkeling con l’attrezzatura a bordo è possibile immergersi nelle acque dai fondali magnifici in mezzo a banchi di pesci. Al ritorno ci fermeremo sotto la chiesa di Santa Maria dell'isola aspettando che il sole si tuffi regalandoci dei momenti bellissimi. Il tutto accompagnati da un fresco aperitivo e frutta.

$63 Tours & Sightseeing

Vespa Tour

Scoprite Tropea e i suoi dintorni in modo divertente con il nostro Vespatour a bordo della Vespa , attraversando paesaggi suggestivi, ammirando i luoghi, gli odori e i suoni della Calabria. Il tour vi conduce prima a Capo Vaticanocon il suo belvedere mozzafiato, alle case-grotte a Zungri, e poi a Pizzo, dove potrete visitare la chiesetta Piedigrotta e il “Castello Murat” e assaggiare il tipico gelato “Il Tartufo”.HIGHLIGHTSCon uno scooter o vespaPaesaggi suggestiviCase-grotte di ZungriCastello Murat, Chiesetta Piedigrotta a PizzoDegustazione del gelato “Il Tartufo”DETTAGLI Luogo:Tropea, Capo Vaticano, Pizzo, ZungriPartenze:su richiesta (mattina & pomeriggio)Durata:mezza giornataTrasporto:in Vespa o ScooterLingua:Italiano, Tedesco, IngleseNOTE Partenza dall’albergo su richiestaDegustazione del Tartufo non compreso nel prezzoOgni Vespa è per 2 persone

$1214.27 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 day Calabria Tour from Rome

Day 1             ROME - MATERA Departure from Rome. Freeway route with comfortable stops to reach Matera: the "City of the Sassi" is known for the historic Sassi districts, recognized World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993 and which make Matera one of the oldest cities in the world. Night in the hotel. Day 2             MATERA - CIVITA - PIZZO - REGGIO CALABRIA  - B  Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Civita and visit of the "village among the rocks", an interesting village of medieval origin, guardian of the culture and traditions of the Albanian community (Arbëreshë) in Italy. Continue to Pizzo, the center of the famous "Costa degli Dei" known for being the "city of ice cream", where you will have time to visit the village and to delight yourself with the unmissable "Tartufo di Pizzo", a typical ice cream of the area. At the end, continue to Reggio Calabria and visit the famous Lungomare Falcomatà, known as "the most beautiful kilometer in Italy". Night in the hotel. Day 3             REGGIO CALABRIA - TROPEA - LE CASTELLA - COSENZA  - BBreakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to Tropea, a famous tourist center that fascinates visitors with its picturesque alleys and its terraces more than fifty meters high above the crystalline sea. Transfer to Le Castella, a seaside village known mainly for its Aragonese fortress and its sandy beaches coasts with Greek-Roman archaeological remains still visible.  After the visit continuation towards Cosenza. Accommodation in hotel and overnight.Day 4 -          COSENZA - PRAIA A MARE - PAOLA - COSENZA - B Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards Praia a Mare and boarding on private boat for an excursion off the coast where you can admire the Arcomagno, majestic rock arch that holds a dream bay, and the Dino Island, the largest of the Calabrian islands on the Tyrrhenian Sea, with its splendid caves full of stalagmites. At the end of the visit transfer to Diamante and free time for visiting this village, famous for the murals that adorn the historic center.  Lunch at your own. Continue to Paola, an important center of the coast, and visit to the Sanctuary of San Francesco da Paola, dating back the 16th century, which guards the relics of the patron saint of Calabria on a hill surrounded by vegetation. At the end, return to Cosenza. Night in the hotel. Day 5 -          COSENZA – SALERNO - ROME  - B After breakfast departure in the morning for the return.Stop in the city of Salerno and visit of the historic center, an interesting center born from the ancient Roman "Salernum", whose origin dates back to the end of the 2nd century b. C. Lunch at your own.At the end continuation towards Rome. End of services.

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