The Calabria coastline is dotted with traditional fishing villages
Calabria holidays take you to a relatively undiscovered part of Italy; sitting in the ‘toe’ just next to Sicily, this region is steeped in tradition and history.
Well known for its prehistoric settlements, late deals to Calabria offer fascinating ruins from Norman, Roman, Byzantine and Greek influences. Tourists generally flock to the more northern parts of Italy, leaving Calabria very much unspoilt and naturally beautiful. The rugged landscape provides endless opportunities for keen walkers to explore the mountainous region, uncovering dense forest paths and discovering hidden caves along the way. Nature lovers will be amazed by the fascinating wildlife and interesting flora and fauna.
The beautiful coastline is dotted with traditional fishing villages, sometimes wedged into the edge of the cliffs with quaint natural harbours below. Watch the fishermen come and go while enjoying a cool, refreshing drink in the sizzling Italian sunshine.
To the east of Calabria lies the Tyrrenian Sea, while to the west you’ll find the Ionian, with resorts along this stretch bearing strong Greek influences. Some of the best beaches are found in Tropea and Scalea with excellent sands and clear blue waters, making then ideal family destinations. Visit the historic Reggio Calabria and stroll along the beautiful promenade taking in the stunning views of the Straits of Sicily and Messina.
Quick Calabria Tips
The currency used on Calabria holidays is the Euro
The closest airport for Calabria holidays is Reggio Calabria (REG)
Flights from the UK to Calabria take approximately 3 hours
Holders of a valid UK passport do not need a visa to take holidays to Calabria
The language spoken in Calabria is Italian
Whichever board option you choose on Calabria holidays, try to make sure you sample some of the fine cuisine at the local traditional restaurants
Enjoy centuries-old traditions on Calabria holidays
Discover ancient ruins from as far back as the Iron Age with new artefacts still being uncovered making Calabria holidays extremely exciting for keen historians. Two stunning bronze statues rescued from the depths of the sea are on display in the National Museum and are a very popular attraction on all holidays in Calabria.
Scuba diving opportunities are excellent on Calabria holidays and this area provides some of the best dive sites in ,Italy. Over 50 sunken wrecks litter the sea bed with some challenging excursions for the more experienced diver.
So if you are looking for a taste of true Italian life in beautiful, unspoilt surroundings then Calabria could be just the place for you. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you discover traditional villages and hidden grottos, and of course, there is always the fabulous Italian cuisine available here with gourmet menus and fine local wines to whet your appetite. Discover this remote part of Italy for yourself and book your holidays to Calabria at Latedeals.co.uk today.
Top Places To Visit
Be prepared to have your fashion senses blown away as the famous Versace children were born here.
Enjoy a beautiful sunset as you relax in the equally beautiful bay
Perhaps the prettiest town on the Tyrrhenian coast, wander along the rocky promontory to the stunning Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria dell'Isola, even more amazing as the sun sets behind it