The region of Calabria is situated in southern Italy - on the “toe of the Italian boot”. Calabria is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides - the Ionian Sea on the east, the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west and the Strait of Messina on the south).
Catanzaro, the region's capital, has a lot to offer - historical structures including Ponte Bisantis, nature in Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea, a huge park in Catanzaro city centre with botanical gardens, and seaside areas such as Catanzaro Lido.
To explore the wonderful Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria we highlight the towns of Tropea, with the magnificent Santa Maria dell’Isola Church, Praia a Mare, Pizza, Briatico, Paola and Scilla. Also, don't miss Capo Vaticano - a marvellous cape featuring grey white granite, caves and excellent beaches. As a seaside destination you will find hotels in Capo Vaticano, as the natural wonders are to explore on foot.
Reggio Calabria, on the Strait of Messina, is also an excellent holiday destination, and you will see here the Museo Nazionale della Magna Graecia, one of the best museums in Italy.
Population: approximately 2 million people
Other major cities: Reggio di Calabria, Crotone, Cosenza, Vibo Valentia
Main attractions: beaches
Catanzaro - Park of Mediterranean Biodiversity, Catanzaro Bridge, Scolacium Archaeological Park
Reggio di Calabria - National Museum of Magna Græcia
Tropea - Santuario di Santa Maria dell'Isola di Tropea
Mandorleto - Museum and Archaeological Park of Locri
Sibari - National Archeological Museum of Sibaritide
Le Castella - Fortezza Aragonese
Crotone - Castle of Charles V
Aspromonte National Park
Pollino National Park
Nearest Airports: Lamezia Terme International Airport (SUF - Aeroporto Internazionale di Lamezia Terme "Sant'Eufemia")