Welcome to Northern Tyrrhenian Coast
The good, the bad and the ugly all jostle cheek-by-jowl along Calabria's northern Tyrrhenian coast. The Autostrada del Mediterraneo (A2), one of Italy's great coastal drives, ties them all together. It twists and turns through mountains, past huge swathes of dark-green forest and flashes of cerulean-blue sea. But the Italian penchant for cheap summer resorts has taken its toll here and certain stretches, particularly in the south, are blighted by shoddy hotels and soulless stacks of flats.