Visit the ‘Gateway to Sicily’ in Calabria on a Private Guided Tour of Italy
Calabria is Italy’s ‘toe’; the region of the country that forms the front of Italy’s iconic ‘boot’ shape. When you take an Italian travel tour to this less visited part of Italy, you’ll notice this region is remarkably different to other places you have already been. Calabria’s volcanic history means this region is a fascinating blend of old and new, but despite many modern buildings, there has been little industrial development here, making this a very natural destination, quieter and more serene than Central Italy.
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A coastal region, Calabria boasts gorgeous shorelines on both the Tyrrhenian Sea and Ionian Sea. This means that seaside destinations are a major attraction, and a highlight of Italy holidays to Calabria. One of the most stunning of seaside destinations is Tropea, and many Tropea tours allow for plenty of free time here, allowing you to see the town in your own way. Explore the beaches, sail out to the Aeolian Islands, visit the monasteries in the historic centre, or sample the local delicacy, the Tropea onion.
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There are plenty of other places to discover in Calabria during a tour of Italy. Reggio Calabria is a popular choice as it’s home to the National Archaeological Museum with many notable collections, and forms the gateway to Sicily, which is located just across the Strait of Messina. Pizzo Calabro is also fantastic, and a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth. Tartufo is a protected traditional speciality here, featuring fruit-filled ice cream dipped into chocolate. Our best travel advice for Italy? Don’t miss the Tartufo!