Package price per person, 8 days from € 489,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Tired of a cold winter? The warmth of Calabria awaits you at an unbeatable price! A journey between seaside and mountains at the toe of the Italian boot, welcomed by the mild Mediterranean climate and the bright colors of spring. Calabria… Numerous traces of past times, scattered all over the region, testify their eventful history and radiate a great fascination. White sand, blue sea and the scent of the oleander shrubs invite you to visit Calabria: forget your clock and enjoy a relaxing walk along extensive beaches and thorough picturesque mountain villages.
- 1 Coach transfer from Lamezia Terme airport to the hotel
- 7 Nights Halfboard in 4* Hotel in the Tropea-Vibo Valentia area
- 1 Full-day excursion Tropea & Capo Vaticano incl. local guide and coach
- 1 Full-day excursion Cittanova & Parco Aspromonte incl. local guide and coach
- 1 Half-day excursion Pizzo Calabro incl. local guide and coach
- 1 Organic-lunch including drinks at a farmhouse in the Tropea area
- 1 Ice cream break
- 1 Coach transfer from the hotel to Lamezia Terme airport
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at Lamezia Terme and transfer to the hotel in the Tropea-Vibo Valentia area. Check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 – Costa degli Dei (Tropea & Capo Vaticano) Breakfast.
Breakfast. Visit of Tropea that, in addition to the enchanting sea, preserves a very suggestive historical centre. In a farmhouse in the hinterland of Tropea from which you can enjoy a spectacular sea view, a tasty rustic lunch awaits you with the main ingredient of the Calabrian cuisine: the famous Calabrian chili pepper! You then reach Capo Vaticano, another renowned tourist destination, which certainly will be up to the expectations. The surrounding area is rich in archaeological evidence for anyone who wants to dive into the past and discover its fascinating testimonies.
Day 3 – Free day at your disposal. For the more active we can recommend an extra excursion to Reggio Calabria – Scilla
For the more active ones we can recommend an extra excursion to Reggio Calabria – Scilla. Breakfast and departure to Reggio Calabria where the two fabulous bronze sculptures “Bronzi di Riace”, found 300 meters off the coast of Riace, are on display in the city’s archaeological museum after careful restoration. They definitely worth a visit! In the afternoon visit Scilla, its fishing village and the spectacular mermaid beach.
Day 4 – Cittanova and Aspromonte Park
After breakfast, excursion to Cittanova where there are still local craft shops, such as wood carving and glass working. The tour continues with a visit to the Aspromonte National Park. An excursion to an almost tourist-free area, where you can meet genuine local people.
Day 5 – Free day at your disposal. For the more active we can recommend an extra excursion at Locri & Gerace
For the more active ones we can recommend an extra excursion to Locri & Gerace. The medieval jewel of Gerace impresses with its cathedral, the largest sacred building in Calabria. You end the day at the bishop’s see of Locri, with the museum and the excavations of the ancient “Lokrai Epizephyrii” from the 7th century and the Roman theatre.
Day 6 – Pizzo Calabro
Today’s destination is Pizzo Calabro, surrounded by beautiful natural landscape. The Aragonese castle is impressive. Visit to the “Borgo Marinaro” (old town) famous for its castle where Giocchino Murat was shot, and then the spectacular church of Piedigrotta (entrance fees to be paid on site), which was built into a grotto. The highlight of the day is the famous “Tartufo di Pizzo”, an Italian ice cream speciality based on truffle pralines and originating in Pizzo. The traditional Tartufo ice cream is made of nut and chocolate ice cream, which is filled with a chocolate sauce and rolled in a mixture of cocoa powder and sugar. Enjoy this delicious break!
Day 7 – Free day at your disposal. For the more active we can recommend an extra excursion at Stilo & Serra San Bruno
For the more active ones we recommend an extra excursion to Stilo & Serra San Bruno. The Stilo area is famous for the production of wine, olives and citrus fruits. Then you continue to Serra San Bruno, where one of three existing Carthusian monasteries in Italy is located. This monastery, built in 1091, features a museum with wooden sculptures and beautiful frescos. A few hundred meters from the Charterhouse you will find the Chapel of S. Maria del Bosco, the tiny lake “Laghetto di S. Bruno” and the grotto of S. Bruno.
Day 8 – Departure
Breakfast and journey home.
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