Calabria Cultural Tour

  • Days: 8
  • Nights: 7

Programme

Day 1: Arrival in Scalea (Riviera die Cedri)

Arrival in Scalea and accommodation in 4 * hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.


Day 2: Diamante and Paola

Breakfast in hotel. Departure to Diamante.
The village was founded in 1638 and it is best known for the murals. In 1981 began 80 artists with paintings and many poets, writers and journalists have left their marks on the walls.

Day 3: Morano Calabro – Castrovillari – Altomonte – Civita

After breakfast drive to Morano Calabro and visit the charming village. The constructions are so close to each other to seem, on the backdrop of Pollino, like a dreamlike perfectly conical hill, constructed by only houses. Arrival in Altomonte, a typical Calabrian small town with numerous steep stairs and winding streets. Above the town, the Gothic church of Santa Maria della Consolazione.

Day 4: Reggio Calabria and Scilla

Departure for Scilla, the characteristic little town in the enchanting scenery of the Costa Viola. Here you will visit the old fishing village which is known as Chianalea. The second stop is Ruffo Castle and St. Rocco’s church. After you will go to Reggio Calabria, an elegant city in Liberty style, which belongs to the Italian Art Nouveau period.

Day 5: Reggio Calabria – Gerace – Locri- Tropea/Capo Vaticano

After breakfast departure for Gerace and Locri. Visit of Gerace, “the hundred churches town” . The visit of this ancient and medieval place permit us to see the oldest churches of the area. We will visit the Norman Cathedral, the biggest in Calabria. This little town is an important tourist and cultural centre. The historical center is situated between the Tribunale square and the Tocco square. In this last square there are some palaces that date back to the 19th century.

Day 6: Tropea, Pizzo and Capo Vaticano

Pizzo and Tropea are the two most precious jewels of the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria. Your first stop is Pizzo Calabro, one of the most beautiful and most famous fishing villages with a historical centre characterized by narrow streets and small squares.

Day 7: Tropea – Lamezia Terme – Tropea

Departure for a modern and complete farm of Lamezia Terme. This farm is in activity for more than two hundred years. Five hundred hectares of olive groves, vineyards and citrus groves, including the sowable land which feeds six hundred cattles and two hundred and fifty of these produce 6,600 liters of milk per day. Here you will visit the mill, the cellar, you will walk in the olive grove and also visit of cattle rearing. Two wines and oil tastings. This visit will last about 1 hour and a half.
Dinner and overnight in hotel.


Day 8: Departure

After breakfast departure from the hotel to Lamezia Terme airport.


Services included

- Accommodation in double room, 4* hotel
- Half board (breakfast and dinner).
- Excursions as in the programme
- Local guide service
- Our assistance during the stay
- All that is mentioned in the programme

Services not included

- Drinks
- Entrance in museums and archeological sites
- Tourist taxes to be paid on the spot
- Anything not mentioned in the programme