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.