This tour includes 9 experiences, to be completed in 6 days. These are monuments and places we consider Must See Destinations for those traveling to Calabria. A rich week tour for travelers who want to discover Calabrian unmissable beauties. It is a short tour, a concentrate of touristic offer, some places of recognized excellence. One week tour in Calabria to discover the best. We’ll see the splendid marine scenery of Le Castella combined with the magic of the village placed on the rock, 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.
Riace Bronzes are the symbols of Reggio Calabria city and “ambassadors” of Calabria region in the world. Sila, the Calabrian forest to be discovered, with an exciting trek through the protected area of the National Park. Stilo, a village with the most illustrious trace of Byzantine architecture in Calabria: the small church called Cattolica at the feet of mount Consolino. And a little further to the east, on the Ionian coast, we reach Monasterace and the archaeological park of the ancient Kaulon. Here 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. The last stop of our tour is on the Tyrrhenian Sea, for an unforgettable passage in Tropea, a few km from the promontory of Capo Vaticano.
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 lido (seafront area), good starting point for 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