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Isola di Capo Rizzuto

Holidays to Isola di Capo Rizzuto take you to the south east coast of Italy. This windswept region is home to spectacular monuments and historic landmarks, beautiful wild golden beaches and protected areas where local wildlife thrives. It’s the ideal place for a couples’ holiday spent exploring undiscovered towns and areas, or family holidays spent outdoors. 

Spend your days exploring the pretty towns of the area. La Cannella is home to beautiful flowers and greenery dotted along the coast, as well as quiet sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. For a fascinating sense of Isola di Capo Rizzuto’s local history, visit Le Castella where you’ll find rugged hiking trails along the coast. After a peaceful hike, visit the main town where you can wander along golden sands to the Aragonese Castle. Built in 1549, this beautiful old building stretches out into the clear waters of the Ionian Sea.

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At Citalia we’re the leading Italian holiday specialist. We have almost 90 years of expertise in providing holidays to Isola di Capo Rizzuto and other Italian destinations, helping you to immerse yourself in this hidden area of Italy. 

Isola di Capo Rizzuto holidays take you to some of Italy’s most beautiful and undiscovered beaches. Despite the name ‘Isola’, the area isn’t an island but is well known for its spectacular coastline. Spiaggia Le Cennella is a long golden stretch backed by restaurants and hotels, and curving around to the town’s Aragonese Castle, which juts out into the Ionian Sea. It’s one of the regions liveliest beaches and offers rocks for climbing children, as well as little ones wanting to fish in rock pools. For a more deserted beach where you can find your own little patch of sand, visit Spiagge Rosse. The sea here is shallow and protected from the winds by a sandy slope and natural bay. And if you prefer to hunt for wild flowers and underwater life, visit Spiaggia dei Gigli. This wild expanse of sands is ideal for a day of picnics and exploring. 

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Flight Information

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.

When to go

The best time to visit Isola di Capo Rizzuto is between mid-March and mid-June, and between September and November. In June, July and August, many Italians head to the coast for their summer holidays so beaches and towns can become busy.

You can enjoy balmy temperatures between 12°C and 20°C from mid-March to mid-June. Alternatively, avoid the school holidays and enjoy the warm autumn weather and temperatures of 12°C to 25°C from September until November. 

Rainfall and humidity remain low throughout the year. 


Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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