9 days in Calabria Itinerary

9 days in Calabria Itinerary

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Reggio Calabria
— 1 day
Drive
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Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Castella
— 1 night
Drive
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Rossano
— 1 night
Drive
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Civita
— 1 night
Drive
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San Nicola Arcella
— 2 nights
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Reggio Calabria

— 1 day
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 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, then explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip maker.

Rome to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Reggio Calabria dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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. Go for a jaunt from Tropea to Pizzo to see Piedigrotta Church about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Grotticelle beach, and stroll through Capo Vaticano.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tropea online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Tropea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Tropea, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Le Castella.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Castella

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge Rosse, then make a trip to Le Cannella, then stop by Il Vicolo delle Ceramiche, and finally don't miss a visit to Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Le Castella planning tool.

You can drive from Tropea to Le Castella in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rossano.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rossano

— 1 night
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a splash at AcquaPark Odissea 2000.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rossano day trip site.

You can drive from Le Castella to Rossano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Civita.

Things to do in Rossano

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Civita

— 1 night
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of St Maria of Weapons, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh, then snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Setteventi del Pollino.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Civita trip maker.

Drive from Rossano to Civita in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Nicola Arcella.

Things to do in Civita

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

San Nicola Arcella

— 2 nights
San Nicola Arcella is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Island Dino, don't miss a visit to Arco Magno, and then get outside with Marinella Beach. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Azzurra, then head outdoors with Parco Avventura Gioia, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Nicola Arcella day trip planning website.

Getting from Civita to San Nicola Arcella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Nicola Arcella

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Calabria travel guide

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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.