15 days in Calabria Itinerary

15 days in Calabria Itinerary

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15 days in Calabria Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Rocca Imperiale
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Diamante
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cosenza
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Santa Severina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Stilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Tampa, Florida

1
day
Rocca Imperiale

Rocca Imperiale ©
Rocca Imperiale is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Matrice, examine the collection at Museo delle Cere, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa del Sol, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rocca Imperiale.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rocca Imperiale trip itinerary builder tool .

Tampa, USA to Rocca Imperiale is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Rocca Imperiale is 6 hours. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect Rocca Imperiale to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Diamante.

Things to do in Rocca Imperiale

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lido Playa del Sol
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Museo delle Cere ©
Museo delle Cere

2
nights
Diamante

Diamante ©
Diamante is a coastal town and comune in the province of Cosenza, part of the Calabria region of southern Italy.The Diamante citron takes its name from the town, and Calabria is still the home of this variety of citron.Chili Peppers FestivalEach year in early September Diamante hosts a festival celebrating the local produce, peperoncino (chili pepper). Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Nicola di Platea, then don't miss a visit to Isola Di Cirella, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Murales, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Sweet Way, enjoy some diversion at Centro Sportivo The Legend, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Nicola di Mira.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Diamante day trip planning tool .

Getting from Rocca Imperiale to Diamante by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cosenza.

Things to do in Diamante

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, Cattedrale di San Nicola di Mira, Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola, Parrocchia San Nicola di Platea, Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta
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Isola Di Cirella ©
Isola Di Cirella
Murales ©
Murales
Parrocchia San Nicola di Platea ©
Parrocchia San Nicola di Platea

3
nights
Cosenza

Cosenza ©
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scolacium Archaeological Park and Parco Archeologico Scolacium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello Ducale and Sila National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Cosenza: Amantea Vecchia (in Amantea), Fiumefreddo Bruzio (in Fiumefreddo Bruzio) and Grotta di Sant'Angelo (in Cassano allo Ionio). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Cosenza.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cosenza online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Diamante to Cosenza in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cosenza are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Severina.

Things to do in Cosenza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgia, Sila National Park, Fiumefreddo Bruzio, Castello Ducale, Grotta di Sant'Angelo
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Museo Scolacium ©
Museo Scolacium
Duomo di Cosenza ©
Duomo di Cosenza
Scolacium Archaeological Park ©
Scolacium Archaeological Park

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night
Santa Severina

Santa Severina ©
Santa Severina is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.NameThe name derives from ancient Siberine (῾Αγία Σεβερίνη, Σεβεριάνη). Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Filomena, make a trip to Battistero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia, contemplate the long history of Piazza Campo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano di Santa Severina.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Severina tour planner.

You can drive from Cosenza to Santa Severina in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stilo.

Things to do in Santa Severina

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia ©
Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia
Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina ©
Chiesa di Santa Filomena ©
Chiesa di Santa Filomena

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nights
Stilo

Stilo ©
Stilo is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattolica di Stilo, see the interesting displays at MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, and then head outdoors with La Scialata. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario “Santa Maria delle Grazie”, make a trip to Certosa di Serra San Bruno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria nel Bosco Santuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Santuario San Domenico, then get great views at Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Giovanni Therestis.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stilo trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Severina to Stilo in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Stilo

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Serra San Bruno, MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, Convento Santuario San Domenico, La Scialata, Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella
Highlights from your plan
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo
Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella ©
Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary ©
Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to I Vicoli di Pizzo, steep yourself in history at Piazza della Repubblica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Michelino Beach, and finally have fun and explore at Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo, get engrossed in the history at Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicola, then don't miss a visit to Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, and finally look for gifts at Enogastronomia Lorenzo.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tropea tour planning site .

Getting from Stilo to Tropea by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tropea are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Tropea

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pizzo, Michelino Beach, Castello Normanno Svevo, Chiesa di San Nicola
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Repubblica ©
Piazza della Repubblica
Castello Normanno Svevo ©
Castello Normanno Svevo
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, cruise along Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Ottimati, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Gerace, then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Villa romana, and finally don't miss a visit to Pentedattilo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Tropea to Reggio Calabria in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tropea in October, Reggio Calabria is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Scilla, Gerace, Parco Archeologico della Villa romana, Pentedattilo
Highlights from your plan
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla
Cattedrale di Gerace ©
Cattedrale di Gerace

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