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Reggio Calabria: Private Walking Tour of Greek Bova

1. Reggio Calabria: Private Walking Tour of Greek Bova

On this private guided walking tour, you’ll get to experience Bova, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Witness the beauty preserved in the capital of Greek Calabria as you walk through Bova’s characteristic streets, spotting sights such as the Norman Castle and the Sanctuary of St. Leo. You’ll meet your guide in Bova’s square, Piazza Roma, to embark on a walk in which history, culture, and the language of tradition come together. First, stop to admire the façade of the Palazzo Nesci-Sant'Agata, which is considered one of the most important historical buildings of the area. Continuing through the streets and stairways typical of the ancient medieval village, find yourself contemplating the beauty of the various religious buildings that the city of Bova boasts, including the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Sanctuary of St. Leo, the patron saint of the city. Among other sites of interest that you’ll visit, the Cathedral of Isodia is one that stands out. Located in the upper part of the city near the Norman Castle, you’ll get to admire the ancient ruins alongside an enchanting view of the village.

From Bova: Private Ghost Town Trip to Roghudi Vecchio

2. From Bova: Private Ghost Town Trip to Roghudi Vecchio

You will meet the guide in Bova, the starting point of the activity. You'll continue with your vehicle - for about 18 km - following the guide, along a paved road that climbs up to the famous Fields of Bova. Along the way you'll stop to admire some interesting sites, such as the "Passo della Zita", a bridge that takes its name from an ancient legend, and the "Rocche e Caldaie del Drako", a mysterious geological site. As soon as you reach the entrance of the abandoned village,Rughudi, you will park your car in a safe place and continue on foot, crossing the alleys and houses that were abandoned by the people of Rughudi around 1970, following a flood. Thanks to the guide's stories, you will know the history, the myths, the legends and the sufferings of a place that seems entrusted to the void but that with its historical charm can tell everything. Once the visit is over, you will return to Bova with your vehicle, following the guide with whom you have discovered one of the most mysterious and fascinating places in Calabria.

From Bova: Private Trek to Aspromonte National Park

3. From Bova: Private Trek to Aspromonte National Park

Through a route towards the peaks of Southern Aspromonte. You will start the excursion from the historical center of Bova, where you will meet your private guide. You will walk along a historical mule track uphill, until you reach the famous "Passu da zita", a panoramic point set in the mountain landscape and surrounded by the colors of the Mediterranean. Given the height reached, from the top of Montalto you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Strait of Messina and Etna. Once you get to the fields of Bova, you will continue your journey on another historic mule track that winds along the Fiumara Amendolea, the largest river of Aspromonte. You will complete, thanks to a ring path, the trekking back to the city of Bova.

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