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Calabria Classic

Calabria Classic

7 nights from
$1,152 PP twin share
 
Package type
Packaged Tour
Main accommodation
Accommodation in Tropea/Capo Vaticano
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06 Apr 2019
Travel until
28 Sep 2019
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7 nights from
$1,152 PP twin share
 
Package type
Packaged Tour
Main accommodation
Accommodation in Tropea/Capo Vaticano
Book before
Departs from
Travel from
06 Apr 2019
Travel until
28 Sep 2019
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Up to 10% off*
Enquire about this package
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night accommodation in Tropea/Capo Vaticano region ActivityActivity Tastings of local Calabrian productsInclusionInclusion Multilingual tour guideTourTour Visit the medieval hill town of Gerace and the ancient Greek settlement of LocriTourTour Explore the seaside resort of Tropea, and Reggio Calabria, home to the famous bronze statues of RiaceTransferTransfer Transfers from/to Lamezia Terme airport

Summary

Explore the toe of Italy's boot-shaped peninsula with this sweet escape to Calabria. Get swept away by its rustic charms, hallucinatory waters, and rocky coastline adorned with fragrant olive, orange, and lemon trees. Belonging to Italy's sunbaked Mezzogiorno, Calabria enjoys bright sun rays cutting through its stunning promenade and lush mountain interior. Its history is as rich as its landscapes, stretching as far back as 8th to 5th centuries BCE when the Greeks used to call it their home or the "Magna Graecia" or Great Greece.

This packaged tour will unravel Calabria's greatest gems day by day. You will begin in the ancient Roman city of “Tropis” in Tropea, stopping for a while to be amazed by the Santa Maria dell'Isola church sitting atop a rocky cliff. Admire the landscapes along the coast of Capo Vaticano before you depart for Serra San Bruno to visit Pizzo Calabro and wander through the small church of Piedigrotta built inside a cave. You have the option to explore the magnificent Aeolian Islands before continuing to Scilla, passing by the picturesque Costa Viola. Sip some limoncello or just saunter through the sunny promenade in Reggio Calabria as you prepare yourself for an indulgent food tasting session in Zungri, an agricultural paradise. Your last activity will be a visit to the medieval hill town of Gerace and to the ancient Greek settlement of Locri.

2019 Departures
July 20, September 7 & 28

INCLUSIONS

  • 7-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel inTropea/Capo Vaticano region
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transfers from/to Lamezia Terme airport
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Sightseeing excursions excluding entrance fees

Note: Museum and archaeological site entrance fees are not included.

*CIT Italy Offer

  • Receive 10% off on 28th September 2019 departure. Special rate at 1,115 AUD per person.
  • Book by 31st August 2019.

ITINERARY

Day 1, Arrival in Lamezia Terme
Arrival in Lamezia Terme. Transfer to hotel and check-in.  Dinner and overnight at hotel in Topea/CapoVaticano.

Day 2, Pizzo
After breakfast, departure to Pizzo Calabro. Pizzo, one of the most beautiful and famous fishing villages with a historical center, characterized for the narrow Streets and small squares. Here you will visit the small church of Piedigrotta that has been built inside a cave and it is located on the beach, among the sea. Then you will have a break to taste the famous Tartufo ice cream, which is famous all over the world. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3, Tropea and Capo Vaticano
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Tropea. Sightseeing of Tropea, the ancient Roman city of “Tropis”. Visit to the Norman cathedral (XII century) where the holy Madonna of Romania is held, a byzantine landmark of the XII century which enjoys an immense admiration by the Tropean people. Visit to the historical centre with its panoramic balconies and its typical backstreets. Visit to the church of Saint Mary of the isle and bathing areas. Continue along the coast of capo Vaticano. After a series of stunning landscapes to reach the famous lighthouse, you may see one of the most beautiful views in Calabria. You may admire the cliffs and bays of Capo Vaticano with the sights of the Aeolian Islands. At the end of unforgettable hours, you may visit a specialty shop with typical Calabrian products and have the opportunity to taste local products. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Tropea/CapoVaticano.

Day 4, Free Day
Optional: Aeolian Island - € 45.00 per person + € 5.00 entrance fee (whole day)

The beautiful mini cruise takes you to the Aeolian Islands, reachable only by sea. The islands offer images of incomparable beauty as caves, picturesque bays and cliffs, where nature has created unique and wonderful shapes. The Aeolian Islands are among the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean sea.

Visiting these islands is certainly a cultural and spiritual enrichment and guarantees you an unforgettable experience. The mini cruise has the following stops: Stromboli, the mystical Fire-slide, which consists of a 900 m high volcano, this is one of the four active volcanoes in Italy. On the island there are two villages: Stromboli, which is the largest and the small fishing village of Ginostra. The island is particularly rich in beaches of thin, black lava sand, ideal for swimming and relaxing. Lipari, the enterprising, preserved despite the numerous boutiques, cafes and souvenir shops. The unique nested houses settled on a massive rock. Also, here offers a breathtaking view the massive castle and the cathedral. Lipari is a very pretty and lively town with narrow and winding streets and old houses. In Lipari you will find a beautiful nature and a developed infrastructure. It is very nice urban life, which is also revered by the international jet set admire here. In Vulcano, the island of sulfur, one can admire the high slopes and a great panorama. This makes Vulcano a place you must visit absolutely. The sulfur smell that attracts on the island, is very striking. It is produced by the numerous fumarole the island. The sulfur mud, which are produced on the island are highly curative. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5, Scilla, Reggio Calabria
After breakfast, departure to Scilla through the fascinating landscape of the "Costa Viola" (Viollette coast). Arrival and visit of Chianalea, an old fishing village, to Ruffo Castle and the Church of San Rocco. In the afternoon we continue to Reggio Calabria. Visit the Archaeological Museum, which houses the largest collection and exhibition of ancient Greece and the two bronze statues of Riace. Furthermore, we take a walk on the promenade which was baptized by Gabriele D'Annunzio and called the most beautiful kilometer in Italy. Next visit to the Roman Baths, the Greek Walls and the cathedral. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6, The hinterland of Calabria, Zungri and tasting of typical products
After breakfast departure to Zungri. We will let you know the Calabrian countryside Departure to Zungri, a municipality situated about 571 metres from sea level on the north slope of the plateau of Poro. Zungri is one of the most interesting of the agricultural centre of this area. Its historical centre is characterized by simple architectures and it represents a social model of peasant life, which is developed in the time, but it still keeps some aspects of poor building. Here, you will visit a small family farm, which produces small quantity of onion, nduja (typical salami from Calabria), wine, cheese and vegetables. Typical products tasting with the possibility to buy them. After visiting the hospitable farm, you will see of the Caves of Zungrì and the Church of Our Lady of the snow. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7, Gerace & Locri
Departure to Gerace and Locri. Visit of Gerace, the city of "Hundred Churches". The visit to this medieval town allows you admire some of the oldest churches of the region, including a cathedral built in the Roman style; it is the largest cathedral in Italy. The city is a touristic and cultural center. The historic city center is located between Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Corso Matteotti. Here are the typical bourgeois 19th century buildings and the churches of Santa Caterina, San Biagio, Santa Maria of Mastro and of the Addolorata. However, this city also offers a large, valuable archaeological area, which is about 3 km away from the city. There are the remains of the ancient Greeks, such as temples, theatres, boundary walls and the "Antiquarium" museum where various finds from ancient Greek and Roman times are presented.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8, Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure

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