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From Tropea: Day Tour to the Aeolian Islands

1. From Tropea: Day Tour to the Aeolian Islands

Visit 3 of the most beautiful Aeolian Islands on this day tour from Tropea. Climb aboard the comfortable excursion boat to start your adventure. Your first destination is Vulkano, the southernmost island whose sulphur baths are known for their medicinal properties. Spend 90 minutes on the island and explore it as you wish before continuing on the tour. On the largest Aeolian Island of Lipari, you can enjoy the sight of colorful fishing boats in the harbor and admire the views of the city. The castle towers high above the town, and the streets on either side are decorated with flowers of the Marina Corta and Marina Lunga districts. Further inland you will find caper bushes, pumice stone mines, and fantastic viewpoints. You have the option of taking a bus tour or exploring the island on your own. Afterward, you will head to the volcanic island of Stromboli with one of the highest volcanoes in Europe. Watch the fantastic eruptions with plumes of smoke and let yourself be drawn under the spell of this natural spectacle. Visit the village of San Vincenzo, which attracted Ingrid Bergman and Rossellini. Stroll through the small boutiques and souvenir shops, enjoy an “aperitivo”, or bathe in the crystal-clear water.

From Tropea: Full-Day Tour to Taormina in Sicily

2. From Tropea: Full-Day Tour to Taormina in Sicily

Travel from Tropea to Taormina in Sicily and explore the beautiful town on a day trip. The journey alone will enchant you as you pass by the Tyrrhenian cliffs overlooking the Aeolian Islands to reach the port of Villa San Giovanni. Continue on by ferry across the Strada di Messine. During the crossing you can enjoy an espresso on the deck and the panoramic views of Mount Etna and Messina. Taormina is known for its mild climate, lush vegetation, magnificent palaces, dreamy streets, elegant squares, and panoramic views at 200 meters above sea level at the foot of the Monte Tauro Mountains. You will be accompanied to Porta di Taormina, the entrance to the city, from where you can explore on your own. Stroll past chic boutiques and visit the Greco-Roman amphitheater, where you'll have a fantastic view of Mount Etna. Try Sicilian specialties, such as fresh arancini (rice balls filled with vegetables and ground meat) or granita (a sorbet-like desert). Let yourself be tempted to a shopping spree or just relax at the Piazza.

Reggio Calabria and Scilla Full-Day Tour from Tropea

3. Reggio Calabria and Scilla Full-Day Tour from Tropea

Enjoy a wonderful day trip along the fabled Coast of the Gods – Costa degli Dei – to the southern tip of the Italian boot. Discover the capital of Reggio Calabria overlooking the sunny island of Sicily and visit the fishing village of Scilla in the afternoon. Start the tour in the morning in the center of the largest city of Calabria – Reggio di Calabria – the birthplace of Gianni Versace. The route takes you between art, culture, and shopping in the footsteps of Romans and Byzantines through the former Greek region. In addition to the numerous boutiques and shops, you can admire the newly renovated National Museum. Here you’ll also find the two famous Riace bronzes. Stroll along the scenic waterfront and enjoy the view of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. On clear days you can catch a glimpse of Mount Etna. In the afternoon you’ll visit the fishing village of Scilla. According to the legend, this is where Odysseus fought against the monster Scylla and the enchanted princess still lives below the fort. The little Venice of Calabria will enchant you as you stroll through the old fishing district of Chianalea. Marvel at the small fishing boats that stand in front of every house instead of cars, and learn more about the swordfish that is caught from May to August. Enjoy a tasty ice cream on one of the inviting terraces, where you can admire the stunning views.

From Tropea: Half-Day Tour to Pizzo

4. From Tropea: Half-Day Tour to Pizzo

Take a memorable journey along the Coast of Gods from Tropea to the charming town of Pizzo, while enjoying sublime views over the Tyrrhenian sea. Absorb the knowledge of your guide as you explore one of Vibo Valentia's most beautiful areas. Step into the unique Church of Piedigrotta, which is built into the local landscape, giving it its name, meaning 'at the foot of the cave'. Marvel at a stunning collection of stone sculptures. Wind your way through the atmospheric alleyways and characteristic stairwells of Pizzo, as you navigate your way to the grand central square, Piazza della Republica. Jump back into the fifteenth century as you visit Aragon Castle, where the King of Naples was imprisoned and sentenced to death. Spoil yourself among the colorful gelaterias and gorge on the local delicacy, Tartufo (truffle) ice cream.

Calabria Spicy Half-Day Tour: Tropea/Capo Vaticano

5. Calabria Spicy Half-Day Tour: Tropea/Capo Vaticano

This entertaining half-day tour is an absolute must for every visitor to Calabria. In the early afternoon, head to the legendary Capo Vaticano. This is the most beautiful lookout point on the Tyrrhenian Coast with its small white lighthouse, which is still in use and guides the ships on their ways to the Aeolian Islands. A small panoramic trail leads you past giant prickly pear trees. An incredible view awaits you at the end, a picture-perfect postcard image: the view over the seven Aeolian Islands, which lie like pearls on a string. Look out at the strait that divides Calabria and Sicily. This place gives you the chance to take unforgettable vacation photos, while becoming completely enchanted. The Calabrians tell tales of why this is such a special place. The legend talks about enfolding beautiful Canfora in a Turkish blue robe, to quell the Saracens and lengthen their freedom. Because of this, the water is a unique Turkish blue and as clear as the Caribbean, even in sandy coves. And now comes the spicy part of the tour. Traditional Calabrian specialties await you. Experience Calabria with all your senses and try the "'Nduja" of Calabria, a sausage made with pepperoncino, as well as fine pasta with fresh olives and herbs with fresh bread, and the gold of Calabria, the lovely olive oil, and of course a glass of wine. End the tour on a high note as your tour guide leads you from the pearl of Calabria to the little coastal town of Tropea, which sits high on the cliffs. Experience the Dolce Vita between the old Italian alleyways and the Palazzos full of pomp and gorgeous entryways. Inhale the aroma of fresh espresso in cafes and diverse herbs that can be found in the little corner shops.

Calabria: Zungri Caves Half-Day Tour

6. Calabria: Zungri Caves Half-Day Tour

Step back in time as you walk in the footsteps of Basilican Monks, who used the Zungri Caves for refuge in the Middle Ages. Absorb the magic of the città di pietra (Stone City), which some scholars believe was founded in the 10th Century. Weave your way in between 100 cave houses hewn out of the local stone. Marvel at windows, arches, and even smoke vents carved into the walls. Savor traditional Italian delicassies such as varieties of cheese and pickles during a local food-tasting session. Enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, which stretches down to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Calabria: Hiking Day Trip in Capo Vaticano with Lunch

7. Calabria: Hiking Day Trip in Capo Vaticano with Lunch

Explore the Calabrian countryside with a local guide on this half-day tour. Admire sea views at the Capo Vaticano viewpoint and visit the old mills in the commune of Spilinga. Be picked up from your accommodation or a meeting point in Zambrone, Tropea, or Capo Vaticano. Sit back and relax on the way to the starting point of the hike. Climb up 60 meters to enjoy sweeping views of the coast at the Capo Vaticano viewpoint. Continue to the commune of Spilinga and take in the beauty of the lush Calabrian countryside. Stroll through wooded areas down to the old mills. Hear about daily habits and lives of local residents as you explore the valley with your guide. Work up an appetite and head to a local farm. Sit under a graceful oak tree and savor an authentic Italian, farm fresh meal. Learn about the regional food and agriculture before returning to your pickup point.

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based on 181 reviews

Booking the tour was easy, and everything went well on site in the port. Super friendly staff on board. The tour guide also translated everything very well into German. Stromboli and Lipari are beautiful islands to look at, shop, eat and swim (only Stromboli, you can't go swimming on Lipari), a small damper was missed because the sulfur thermal baths on Vulkano are closed indefinitely. The entire facility is cordoned off looks awful and smells awful (worse than our first visit). Unfortunately, on this island you have the feeling that only the money of the tourists is being pulled out. But all in all absolutely worth a visit. The black beaches have something for themselves. We really enjoyed the tour.

Fantastic experience, if you have never seen the Aeolian Islands, this experience is for you! We had time and space at our disposal, to be able to taste all the experiences that the islands could give us. The captain who led the ship "sciara del fuoco" of 09.08 was wonderful and a fantastic guide .. explanation and presentation of each island worthy of a tour, we really want to listen to him .. in fact we thank you for the wonderful experience that me and my boy we can in the heart!

From the online booking with individual wishes and questions, everything worked out perfectly. We were picked up in our holiday resort of Capo Vaticano in time for our trip to Sicily. Nice, German-speaking and informative tour guide. I can only recommend.

tour well organized, respect the times and the guide by exhaustive explanations. the optional tour from Lipari to the coasts is interesting. Well done

Fascinating day spent among the beauties of the Aeolian Islands, made even more beautiful by the precious explanations of the commander Mirko.