This tour includes 9 experiences, to be completed in 6 days. These are monuments and places considered a Must See for those traveling to Calabria, travelers who want to discover its unmissable beauties. It is a short tour, a concentrate of touristic offer, of recognized excellence. The splendid marine scenery of Le Castella combined with the magic of the village placed on the rock of Santa Severina, which really looks like a “stone ship”. The painting masterpieces belonging to Mattia Preti , influenced by Caravaggio style, are kept in Taverna, his town. Scolacium, the Roman archaeological site with the graceful red brick architecture of the medieval basilica of santa Maria della Roccella. Pizzo Calabro, with its particular “tartufo” ice cream (the classic is soft hazelnut, covered with cocoa powder, with a heart of melted dark chocolate), which perhaps takes its name from a chocolate praline made in Piemonte in the 1950’s.
The Bronzi di Riace, symbols of Reggio and “ambassadors” of Calabria in the world. The Sila, the Calabrian forest to be discovered, with an exciting trek through the protected area of the National Park. Stilo, with the most illustrious trace of Byzantine architecture in Calabria represented by the small church of the Cattolica at the feet of mount Consolino. And a little further to the east, on the Ionian coast, we finally reach Monasterace and the archaeological park of ancient Kaulon, where the museum preserved the well-known Dragon Mosaic, which has recently found a remarkable popularity among professionals and tourists who visit the deep south of the region.
DepartureIt begins with the direct flight to Calabria - airport of Lamezia Terme - or you move by bus via A2, Autostrada del Mediterraneo. Then we reach hotel in Catanzaro (city area), good starting point of each daily tour.
Dress CodeWe suggest you to wear sports shoes, you will often walk on cobblestones of the historic centers, may be on difficult, rough floors or roads. We're going to practice hiking in the Sila national park (the wonderful Sila Piccola), highly recommended in spring-summer-autumn. Bring with you a tracksuit and trekking shoes. If you do it in winter, check if there is the possibility of on-site rental of snow boots, poles and snowshoes to walk more easily. To explore the canyon of the Valli Cupe in Sersale, you need to bring a complete change of clothing on the bus.
IncludedFood TastingLicensed tourist guideRadio whispers, receivers appropriate for listening in the museums, in crowded places and for better social distancing, as the WHO recommendsUmbrellas if necessary (also parasol)
Not IncludedHotel, accomodationsLunch, dinnerMuseum ticketsParking ticketsTransfers