Calabria
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Our most recommended Calabria Day Trips

  • Tropea: Boat Trip to Capo Vaticano with Snorkeling

    1. Tropea: Boat Trip to Capo Vaticano with Snorkeling

    Depart from the port of Tropea and sail along the beautiful coastline of Calabria. Stop underneath the Church Sanctuary of Saint Mary dell' Isola di Tropea, which is built on a cliff overlooking the glimmering blue sea. Visit the local "Blue Grotto" notable for its transparent waters. Arrive at Formicoli, a beach area that was once the location of an Ancient Roman port. Stop alongside the beach and use the snorkeling gear provided to explore the underwater world. Arrive at the promontory of Capo Vaticano and admire the lighthouse located on this narrow spit of land. Visit the wonderful white beach of Praia I Focu, where you can swim or relax for a short time on the beach. Returning towards Tropea, make a final stop at the small Bay of Riaci for some more snorkeling before arriving back at the port.

  • From Tropea: Day Tour to the Aeolian Islands

    2. 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 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. Afterwards you will head to the volcanic island of Stromboli with one of the highest volcanoes...

    a very interesting tour , so much to see , very well organized. The only thing that was not very satisfying - the tour was mostly in Italian as most of the group were italians, we got some help in English- but it was probably 1/4 of info tht was told in Italian ... that was disappointing , but the rest was really nice.

  • Stromboli by Night: 8-Hour Tour from Tropea

    3. Stromboli by Night: 8-Hour Tour from Tropea

    Visit the fantastic island of Stromboli on this evening tour from Tropea. Drive through the sunset and admire the perfect cone of the volcano crater. During the trip you can enjoy the views on the top deck or below the deck. In the summer you can keep an eye out for dolphins that swim alongside the boat. Visit dreamy Vincenzo, explore the village by foot, and enjoy the fantastic view of the open sea. You will be enchanted by the small streets between whitewashed houses, the turquoise water, and the lush green palm trees and cacti. You can explore the island by foot and swim by the black sand beach. The small alternative shops invite you to go shopping and the numerous restaurants offer the opportunity for a romantic dinner. You will then head back to the boat and cruise to Sciara del Fuoco ("Stream of Fire"). Admire the fascinating natural firework on the uninhabited side of the islan...

    It was a nice tour, the boat was very crowded. We had 3 hours on Stromboli, which was nice for light exploring and to eat. Make sure you have cash as some restaurants do not accept cards. While on the boat we went to a viewing location and we’re rewarded with an eruption after about 20 minutes. The guide was good and explained everything in Italian, German and English.

  • 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.

  • Reggio Calabria and Scilla Full-Day Tour from Tropea

    5. 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 l...

  • Calabria Spicy Half-Day Tour: Tropea/Capo Vaticano

    6. 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. Becaus...

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What people are saying about Calabria

Overall rating

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based on 315 reviews

If you have little time, it allows you to see and swim in different beaches and above all to avoid the crowds that are in August in beaches like those of Capo Vaticano! We were very lucky, there was a wonderful weather and in addition to seeing the Aeolian Islands, Sicily and Etna were also seen.

All in all everything was extraordinary .... The magic, the atmosphere, the youth, the music, a wonderful landscape. The boat, Very comfortable, clean, the dynamic and cheerful staff bravo the Italians and long live TROPEA❤️

Helpful and kind staff. They carried out the planned stages with 3 half-hour baths. Great way to see the coves that can only be reached by sea!

All extraordinary !!! Paolo and Alfonso are exceptional, friendly and professional skippers. Nice experience, highly recommended tour

All excellent, Cicerone (Alfonso) fully up to his role, beautiful water and breathtaking landscapes! Experience to do!