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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$59.78 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.

$94.46 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

$17038.60 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 pasta Day 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!

$831.01 Private & Custom Tours

Rossano and Corigliano Calabro private tour

- The travelers will be picked up then transferred to Corigliano Calabro.- Here they will visit the castle and its tower both used as fortified outpost by ancient Normans. Originally the tower was built as single defense's point and next enriched with other three towers. So the castle dating back to eleventh century (1083) was used as a fortress and and built by Roberto d'Altavilla, king of the Normans.- Then will be accompanied to Rossano to visit Amarelli's licorice museum and factory- Then stop for the lunch in a typical restaurant.- Next will follow the visit of the Diocesan Museum, where is preserved the famous Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, a handwritten Gospel dating back to fourth century a.D, special for its purple pages and declared by UNESCO as a unique art' product.- Walk through the town of Rossano

$831.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Reggio Calabria, Scilla and the Riace Bronzes

- Visit the Archaeological Museum . The MArRC is one of the most representative archaeological museums of the period of Magna Graecia, with important collections, known in the world thanks to the permanent exhibition of the famous Riace Bronzes, it also houses a vast display of finds from all over Calabria region. The famous Riace Bronzes are marvelous statues of warriors made in the 5th century BC and found in the Ionian Sea near Riace in 1972; the various levels of the Museum show precious and interesting finds from the cities of the Magna Graecia of Calabria. - At the end of the visit, walk along the promenade with a spectacular view of Sicily.- Continue to Corso Garibaldi is the main street of the city, the shopping street and the main monuments: Theater, Cathedral and historic buildings. (Estimated time for this visit about 2 hours and a half)- Lunch break in a typical restaurant.- In the afternoon, continuation for Scilla. The town is divided in two by Catle called Rocca dei Ruffo: on one side is the district of Chianalea, with the fishermen's houses built on the rocks; on the other the beautiful beach of Marina Grande. The walk through the alleys of Scilla is exciting: the sea always next door, the old houses that tell stories of life, the fishermen who still fish the swordfish with the traditional method, make it a unique experience. - Return with a driver in Reggio Calabria for drop-off at your accomodation.

$1953.76 Cultural & Theme Tours


▪ DAY 01 ROME Upon arrival meet your personal driver who will escort to your Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. ▪ DAY 02 ROME - POMPEII - VESUVIUS - NAPLES Departure to Pompeii. Enjoy the lunch in a characteristic restaurant close Pompeii and then proceed to Vesuvius, the most famous volcano in the world. Proceed back to Naples and enjoy a short guided tour through the historic city center. ▪ DAY 03 NAPLES - SAN NICOLA ARCELLA - DIAMANTE - SAINT FRANCIS SANCTUARY - PIZZO Departure to Riviera dei Cedri to discover San Nicola Arcella.  The route continues towards Diamante, ‘the city of chili pepper’. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Diamante. Stop en route in Paola, one of the most important destinations of the religious tourism in Calabria, Visit of the Saint Francis of Paola Sanctuary and discover his history.  ▪ DAY 04 PIZZO - ZUNGRI‘S CAVES - TROPEA - PIZZO Visit of Pizzo, a charming little town overlooking the Costa degli Dei. Lunch and tasting of the renowned ‘Tartufo’ ice cream. Proceed to Zungri, visit its famous caves and Tropea, ‘the City of the Turquoise Sea. ▪ DAY 05 PIZZO - REGGIO CALABRIA - SCILLA - PIZZO Departure to Reggio Calabria, known for the interesting optical phenomenon of the ‘Fata Morgana’ and Riace bronzes. Enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum of Magna Graecia and admire the famous Riace Bronzes. Lunch in a typical restaurant and then enjoy a walk along the Falcomatà sea promenade. Proceed to Scilla, place rich of myths and legenda mentioned in the Divina Commedia. Enjoy a guided visit of Castello Ruffo and Chianalea area. ▪ DAY 06 PIZZO - VILLA DI CASIGNANA - LOCRI - GERACE - STILO - CATANZARO Proceed to the visit of the Roman Villa in Casignana. Continue towards the archaeological area of Locri Epizefiri, visit the Ionic Temple of Marasà, the Temple of House Marafioti, the shrines of Pan and Persephone together with the Archaeological Museum. Lunch in a typical tavern, proceed to Gerace and stop for typical product tasting. Departure towards Stilo to discover the Cattolica, a small Greek-Byzantine temple. ▪ DAY 07 CATANZARO - ISOLA CAPO RIZZUTO - TENUTA SENATORE - MATERA Departure to Capo Rizzuto isle. Proceed to the historic center, admire its typical medieval architectures and its medieval gate that divides the old part from the new one. Transfer to the Senatore estate to taste the famous Cirò DOC wine. At the end be delighted by a wine tasting accompanied by rich aperitif with local products. ▪ DAY 08 MATERA - ROME Stop in Matera, UNESCO World Heritage site and European Capital of Culture 2019. Visit to the Sassi, the ancient city completely carved out of the limestone rock, then short stop for a typical Lucan products tasting and lunch with genuine traditional dishes. Transfer to Hotel in Rome. ▪ DAY 09 ROME Meet your private driver who will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

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