Tropea, in Southern Italy (Calabria region), is without doubt one of Italy's best kept secret. A small medieval city worthwhile to be considered the Caribbean of Europe and the pearl of the Tyrrhenian sea, thanks to its pristine beaches, stunning landscape, and rustic charms. An unspoiled, quaint town hanging on the cliffs overviewing the sea and the Stromboli volcano, with narrow streets and charming sites to explore on foot, lovely beaches and lots of amazing restaurants serving the most delicious and spicy food.
- The Norman Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum
- The Belvedere of Capo Vaticano
- Pizzo and the Piedigrotta Church
- The Bronzes of Riace (National Museum of Reggio)
- The charming fishing village of Scilla
- The amazing medieval town of Gerace
Taste the local specialities:
the famous "red onion" from Tropea known for its particular sweet flavor, the” ‘nduja” a tender and spicy salami (made of pork meat, bacon fat and a great quantity of hot pepper), the “tartufo” of Pizzo, an artisanal hazelnut and chocolate ice-cream dusted with cocoa.
Hire a car
and discover the unspoiled inland region with its whole variety of landscapes: from the shore of the sea to the hilly zones carpeted with olive groves and vineyards, up to the mountains, passing amazing little towns rich in history and antique traditions.
to the Aeolian Islands and for the more sportsmanlike not to miss the experience of biking
in this enchanting, quaint region.
The closest airport is Lamezia Terme - Sant'Eufemia. It handles budget flights for Ryanair arriving from London Stanstead. For holiday makers, there is a free bus service that runs from Lamezia Terme Airport to Tropea. Car hire and private transfers also available.
The main north-south highway through Calabria is the A3 from Salerno to Reggio Calabria. Alternatively trains run along the whole coast stopping at the main towns.