34 days in Calabria Itinerary

34 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Tropea
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Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Praia A Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Laino Borgo
— 1 night
Drive
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Civita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rossano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Castella
— 1 night
Drive
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Catanzaro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Squillace
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pizzo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Scilla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 5 nights
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Tropea

— 3 nights
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. Tropea is known for beaches, historic sites, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Tropea Beach, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Riaci, explore and take pictures at Capo Vaticano, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea tour builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Tropea is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Tropea. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Tropea to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Praia A Mare.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Praia A Mare

— 3 nights
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Praia A Mare: Lido Nettuno (in San Nicola Arcella), Torre dell'Orologio (in Orsomarso) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Papasidero). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Florida, head outdoors with Il Pescespada, and make a trip to Arco Magno.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Praia A Mare tour site.

You can drive from Tropea to Praia A Mare in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Laino Borgo.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Laino Borgo

— 1 night
Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 20th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle, then explore the striking landscape at Grotta del Romito, and then head outdoors with Parco Avventura Gioia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Laino Borgo trip planner.

You can drive from Praia A Mare to Laino Borgo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Civita.

Things to do in Laino Borgo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Civita

— 2 nights
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ferrata Ramo Imperiale, stroll through Setteventi del Pollino, then snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons, then don't miss a visit to Parco Della Lavanda, and finally see the interesting displays at le case del nibbio.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Civita trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Laino Borgo to Civita takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Civita

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rossano

— 3 nights
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Rossano: Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila (in Spezzano della Sila) and Lido Serenella (in Torretta). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Thu) at AcquaPark Odissea 2000. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", enjoy the sand and surf at Faro Capo Trionto, admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Ducale.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rossano trip itinerary website.

Getting from Civita to Rossano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Le Castella.

Things to do in Rossano

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Le Castella

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Le Cannella, stop by Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Castella journey planner.

Getting from Rossano to Le Castella by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Catanzaro.

Things to do in Le Castella

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catanzaro

— 3 nights
Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province.The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catanzaro: Sila National Park (in San Giovanni in Fiore), Habana Beach Club (in Sellia Marina) and Spiaggia Cupido di Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio (in Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio). There's much more to do: stroll around Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea, head outdoors with Lido Solesi, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Antiche Miniere.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Catanzaro holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Le Castella to Catanzaro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Catanzaro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Squillace.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Squillace

— 4 nights
Squillace is an ancient seaside town and comune, in the Province of Catanzaro, part of Calabria, southern Italy, facing the Gulf of Squillace.Squillace is situated on the east coast of Calabria, on the shores of an extensive bay, the Gulf of Squillace (Golfo di Squillace), which indents the coast of Calabria on the east as deeply as that of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia (Italian: Golfo di Sant'Eufemia) does on the west, with a comparatively narrow isthmus between them. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Squillace: Santuario “Santa Maria delle Grazie” (in Torre di Ruggiero) and Serra San Bruno (Chiesa di San Biagio, detta anche Chiesa Matrice, Certosa di Serra San Bruno, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copanello Lido Libero, stroll through Spiaggia Di Caminia, snap pictures at Ponte Ghetterello - “Ponte del Diavolo”, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno di Squillace.

Plan a Squillace trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Catanzaro to Squillace in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Squillace can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pizzo.

Things to do in Squillace

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pizzo

— 3 nights
Explore Pizzo's surroundings by going to Paola (Santuario di San Francesco di Paola & Fontana dei Sette Canali), Centro Storico Belmonte Calabro (in Belmonte Calabro) and Fiumefreddo Bruzio (in Fiumefreddo Bruzio).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pizzo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Squillace to Pizzo takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Scilla.

Things to do in Pizzo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Scilla

— 3 nights
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. Change things up with these side-trips from Scilla: Cala di Rovaglioso (in Palmi), Messina (Chiesa Madonna della Mercede in San Valentino, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), &more) and Gerace (Castello di Gerace, Cattedrale di Gerace, &more). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Janculla, get great views at Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Scilla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pizzo to Scilla takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Pizzo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Scilla, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Scilla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 5 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reggio Calabria: Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini), Messina (Passeggiata a Mare di Messina & Colli San Rizzo) and Taormina (Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, Piazza IX Aprile, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, stroll through Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, delve into the distant past at Gli scavi di Piazza Italia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria trip builder.

Reggio Calabria is just a stone's throw from Scilla. In August in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Calabria travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.

Province of Cosenza travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. The city proper has a population of 71,000; the urban area counts over 268,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Province of Cosenza, which has a population of around 735,000.The ancient town is the seat of the Cosentian Academy, the second academy of philosophical and literary studies to be founded in the Kingdom of Naples (1511) and one of the oldest in Europe. To this day, the city remains a major cultural hub in Southern Italy, with several museums, theatres, libraries and the University of Calabria.Geography and ClimateLocated at the confluence of two historical rivers, the Busento and the Crati, Cosenza stands 238 m above sea level in a valley between the Sila plateau and the coastal range of mountains. The old town, overshadowed by its Norman castle, descends to the river Crati. The modern city lies to the north, beyond the Busento, on level ground.Almost completely surrounded by mountains, Cosenza is subject to a microclimate scarcely influenced by the Mediterranean Sea, with cold winters and hot summers.

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Province of Catanzaro travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Landmarks · Parks
Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province.The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. It houses the University "Magna Græcia", the second largest University of Calabria.Catanzaro is an urban centre, with much activity, including some coastal towns, such as Sellia Marina and Soverato, and the municipalities of Silas, with a total of 156,196 inhabitants. Catanzaro is being consolidated to form a greater metropolitan area, by the Region of Calabria, and in connection with the town of Lamezia Terme, comprising 10 municipalities. This will lead to the creation of an integrated area involving over 200,000 inhabitants.During the summer months, the Ionian coast from Catanzaro to Soverato is an important tourist attraction, especially for the youth, and is in the presence of several important structures located in the coastal districts of the city and the towns of Copanello and Soverato.Catanzaro is also known as city of the three V's, referring to the three distinct features of the city, namely Saint Vitalian, the patron saint; velvet, because the city has been an important silk center since Byzantine times; and wind, because of the strong breezes from the Ionian Sea and La Sila."VVV" was the symbol by which Catanzaro's silk industry was known, identified for both its domestic and foreign markets, and iconic for the finest fabrication of silks, velvets, damasks, and brocades from the city.

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