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This includes secret spots such as Arco Magno, where you can watch the sun set between an arch shaped natural rock wrapped around a pebbly beach. There are also shipwrecks from World War II dotted around the coast of Reggio Calabria, which make for an exhilarating scuba diving experience.
No Calabria holiday would be complete without tasting the region’s seafood, and there’s no better setting than the coastal town of Tropea. Make sure to time it right for a sunset dinner.
Tropea is Calabria’s most popular destination, famous among Italians for its arcs of golden sands and terracotta topped town, which appears to blend into the cliffs. Once you’ve spent enough time on the beach, climb to the top of Santa Maria dell’Isola monastery, a rocky promontory with spectacular views over the town and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Meander around the historic centre, dipping in and out of eateries, past coloured palazzi and through delightfully cool piazzas for a cappuccino.
History lovers will want to take a trip to see the famous Riace bronzes - two warrior statues dating back to the 5th Century BC – which take pride of place in the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria. A swimming stop at Capo Vaticano beach is also a must.
It’s easy to reach Naples by direct train from Reggio Calabria and then Sorrento or Pompeii. Alternatively, head south to Sicily by train or car for the volcanic Aeolian Islands, Mount Etna and the medieval city of Syracuse.
Flights to Calabria arrive into Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF) from London Stansted and take approximately 3 hours. Please call our Italy Experts in order to book flights to Lamezia.
Located down in southern Italy, Calabria enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summer and mild winters. June to September is the best time to experience the beaches, with average temperatures soaring to the high 20s, often not cooling down until October.
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