14 days in Calabria Itinerary

14 days in Calabria Itinerary

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14 days in Calabria Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Le Castella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Nicotera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Praia A Mare
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: St. Petersburg

2
nights
Le Castella

Le Castella ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Visitazione della Beata Vergine Maria, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge Rosse, then look for gifts at Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche, and finally don't miss a visit to Castello Aragonese di Le Castella. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell'Assunta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Copanello di Staletti, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Le Castella attractions planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Le Castella is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Le Castella due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Le Castella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Copanello di Staletti, Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro, Chiesa dell'Assunta, Spiagge Rosse
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Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella
Chiesa dell'Assunta ©
Chiesa dell'Assunta
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche ©
Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche

3
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Take a break from the city and head to Tropea Beach and Capo Vaticano. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Grotticelle beach and Spiaggia di Riaci. Explore Tropea's surroundings by going to Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church & Castello Aragonese Murat). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Michelino Beach, stop by Enogastronomia Lorenzo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tropea attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Le Castella to Tropea takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tropea are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nicotera.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pizzo, Capo Vaticano, Michelino Beach, Spiaggia di Riaci
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Grotticelle beach ©
Grotticelle beach

1
night
Nicotera

Nicotera ©
Nicotera is a comune (municipality) in the province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria, southern Italy.HistoryNicòtera origins lie with the ancient Greek city of Medma which was founded by the Locresis of Locri Epizephyris.During the period of Roman domination it partially survived only through the emporium (port), near today’s Nicotera Marina. On the 26th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Ruffo, stop by Frantoio Mafrica, then kick back and relax at Lido La Carioca, and finally get engrossed in the history at Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina.

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Traveling by car from Tropea to Nicotera takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Nicotera are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Nicotera

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Frantoio Mafrica
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Frantoio Mafrica ©
Frantoio Mafrica
Castello dei Ruffo ©
Castello dei Ruffo

3
nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Lungomare Falcomata and Castello Ruffo di Scilla will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Opere di Rabarama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reggio Calabria: Cala di Rovaglioso (in Palmi), Gerace (Cattedrale di Gerace & Centro Storico) and Sentiero della Civilta Contadina (in Bova). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla, take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi, stop by Zanzibar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria journey planner .

You can drive from Nicotera to Reggio Calabria in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nicotera in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Reggio Calabria, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Praia A Mare.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Scilla, Gerace, Cala di Rovaglioso, Sentiero della Civilta Contadina
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

4
nights
Praia A Mare

Praia A Mare ©
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Get some cultural insight at Liquore Moliterno Altomonte and Galleria Nazionale. Get outdoors at Setteventi del Pollino and Valle dell'Argentino. Explore Praia A Mare's surroundings by going to Santuario di San Francesco di Paola (in Paola), River Rafting & Tubing (in Laino Borgo) and Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli" (in Rossano). There's more to do: Head underground at Grotta Azzurra.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Praia A Mare online route planner .

Traveling by train from Reggio Calabria to Praia A Mare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Galleria Nazionale, Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", River Rafting & Tubing, Liquore Moliterno Altomonte, Valle dell'Argentino
Highlights from your plan
Valle dell'Argentino ©
Valle dell'Argentino
River Rafting & Tubing
Santuario di San Francesco di Paola ©

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