The welcoming climate, the magnificent colors of the sea, the rocky coasts alternating with sandy coasts, the wild and mysterious nature, the intense and authentic flavors of the local cuisine, the testimonies of its ancient origins, make Calabria a unique place. Not to be missed is a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, which houses the Bronzes by Riace, which represent an incredible testimony to Magna Graecia, an era which deeply marked the history of this land.
Arrival of the group in the late afternoon in Calabria region. Accomodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Pizzo Calabro and Tropea
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Pizzo Calabro, an important seaside resort in the area. Guided tour of the historical center of the town, with its Aragonese Murat Castle and the small Church of Piedigrotta, carved into tuff. A walk through its charming streets will allow you to taste the local specialty: the Tartufo di Pizzo. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of Tropea, its Cathedral and historical center. Stroll through narrow streets lined with 18th and 19th century buildings, to arrive in front of the sea and enjoy a magnificent view of the peninsula and, when the weather allows it, on the island of Stromboli, one of the fabulous Aeolian Islands. Visit to a farm known for the famous “red onion” and tasting of typical products. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Serra San Bruno and Stilo
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the guided visit of a bergamot plantation with tasting of the tasty liqueur. Continue to Serra San Bruno to visit the outside of the Certosa, its Museum and the suggestive park. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Stilo and visit the famous “Cattolica”, a jewel of Byzantine art. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Locri, Gerace, Mammola
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Locri to visit the remains of the ancient city of Lokroi Epizephyrioi, already a flourishing emporium before the Greek colonization. Continue to Gerace. Guided tour of the city, one of the most beautiful medieval centers in Southern Italy, rich in history still retainings the appearance of a fortress, whose name is “Monumental City”. The historical center is full of houses and potters’ workshops, carved directly into the rock, but above all with historic churches and palaces built by the many kingdoms that have succeeded one another in this area. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon visit to Mammola for a walk through the charming alleys of the historic center. Return to the hotel for dinner. After dinner, folkloric show with Calabrian costumes. Overnight.
Day 5 – Reggio Calabria, Scilla and Chianalea
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Reggio Calabria, the main city of Calabria, separated from Sicily only by the Strait of Messina. Guided tour of the city and its famous National Museum of Magna Graecia, which preserves the two statues, examples of classical Greek art that attract most of the visitors: the Riace Warriors. Lunch at the restaurant and drive to Scilla, a small picturesque village with a peculiar mythological past. The former fishing village is dominated by the Ruffo Castle, which stands on top of a promontory very close to the sea. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 – Return to your area
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure of the group and end of our services.