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Passionate and generous, Italy inspires with its different faces. An emblematic country of culture, art and fine cuisine, it’s also a holiday destination par excellence for all those who are looking to relax under the sun, for those who are willing to remain active or culture enthusiasts. From the Adriatic to Calabria, passing by the Gulf of Sorrento, from Sicily to Sardinia, you can find the same passion for life everywhere. The famous Dolce Vita celebrates beauty and happiness!
The southernmost tip of the Italian boot impresses with its beautiful beaches and secluded and hidden bays. On three sides, Calabria is lapped by the azure blue sea, which is wonderfully warm until well into autumn. Popular coastal towns, such as medieval Tropea and around the picturesque Capo Vaticano, often host folk festivals. Enjoy the delicious specialities of the region and party until the early hours.
This charming little town also called the Pearl of Calabria, is perched 42 m above sea level on a rock. A typical Italian flair awaits you in its charming streets, on the main shopping street Corso Vittorio Emanuele and in its pretty restaurants and cafés, which are vibrant all along the day and especially in the evening hours. Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the narrow streets with their old archways. An absolute must is the visit to the church of Santa Maria dell'Isola, built on a rocky peak. Distance to the airport: 60 km.
Capo Vaticano dominates the sea from the top of a cliff and offers unforgettable views over the coastline with its many romantic bays, over the Stromboli volcano and over the Aeolian Islands. The coast is dotted with many beautiful hotels, restaurants and little cafés. Distance to the airport : approx. 70 km.
Narrow alleys with restaurants and ice cream parlours make up the typical Italian charm of this small medieval town. Pizzo is also the home of the famous "Tartufo ice cream", which you should definitely try during your visit. The extensive and popular sandy/pebble beach is located just outside the town, in the direction of Lamezia Terme. Distance to the airport: 28 km.
The small municipality of Parghelia features about 8 km beach with sand, gravel and rocks. The beautiful landscape and the impressive blue tones of the sea make a bathing holiday in Parghelia an unforgettable experience. There are some shopping facilities in the village and Tropea is not far away either. Distance to the airport: 53 km.
The small village of Zambrone lies directly on the sea and enjoys a superb environment. In the Marina di Zambrone area you will find the beautiful 4 km long sandy beach. The beach has everything you need for a successful stay with your family or friends. Tropea is about 12 km away. Distance to the airport: approx. 50 km.
The small seaside resort on the west coast of Calabria has 7000 inhabitants. It is located about 16 km from the nearest town Lamezia Terme. Discover the Sila Nature Park with its small lakes, streams and forests. Distance to the airport: 15 km.
Once a small fishing village, Ricadi has turned into a popular destination, attracting travellers from all over the world for some good reasons. The coast is characterised by steep cliffs, grottos, sandy beaches and small bays, some of which can only be reached by sea. Distance to the airport: 67 km.
This seaside resort belongs to the marine reserve of Capo Rizzuto. The 15th century Aragonese castle is located on a small island connected by a strip of sand and has become the symbol of this small town. The Castella is also one of the three mythological promontories of ancient Greece. Distance to the airport: 81 km.
Excursions will allow you to discover your destination from all perspectives. LuxairTours offers a range of selected tours that will allow you to discover unmissable places, paradisiacal beaches, typical dishes... LuxairTours organises a range of quality excursions for you.
The journey towards the south along the Calabrian coast is a dream in itself. Wonderful panoramic views of the bays, beaches and cliffs alternate with little charming villages with unique charm, always accompanied by an unobstructed view of the Straits of Messina and Sicily. At the southern tip of Italy, you will make the crossing towards Messina. The visit to the beautiful town of Taormine is the high point of this day.
An unforgettable excursion! This mini-cruise will take you along the Tyrrhenean coast towards the 3 Sicilian islands of Vulcano, Lipari and Stromboli with its still-active volcano.
God of the Winds and Lands of Fire!
On the island of Vulcano with its still-active volcano, you will have the possibility of taking a walk or even a sulphurous mud bath in one of the island’s many springs. Lipari, with its 11,000 inhabitants, is the largest of the Aeolean Islands and also offers the most varied landscapes. You have a breathtaking view approaching the island by boat: steep, inaccessible cliffs intersected by unfathomable gorges adorned with absolutely beautiful Mediterranean vegetation. An excursion around the island will allow you to discover the natural diversity of this little bit of land and will reveal some magnificent viewpoints. If you prefer, you can also stay in the little town of Lipari and discover its charms while wandering in its charming streets. On this occasion, be sure not to miss visiting its castle, whose construction goes back to the Middle Ages.
Stromboli, the ‘black giant’ reaching 950 m above sea level and hiding another 2,000 m underwater, is one of the highest active volcanoes in Europe.
From the coast, you will climb up to an altitude of 800 m to visit the little mountain village of Serra San Bruno, a real haven of peace and inhabited by monks. A visit to the museum will teach you more about their way of life. Then, a lovely walk along the pilgrimage trail to the sacred place called ‘Santa Maria del Bosco’, a miraculous spring which cures diseases and grants wishes! Continue towards Pizzo. Before beginning your walk in the old town, visit the church of ‘Piedigrotta’ dug into the tufa rock face. Taste the local speciality - the famous ‘Tartufo’ ice-cream!
Costa degli dei – the ‘Coast of the Gods’!
With rocks tumbling into a turquoise sea, spectacularly beautiful deserted creeks, unique panoramas and a whole festival of lights and colours, Capo Vaticano is one of the most beautiful locations in Calabria and above all one of the most romantic!
After visiting Capo Vaticano, the excursion continues in the direction of Tropea, the ‘Pearl of the Tyrrhenean Sea’. You will visit the old historic centre huddled on a rocky promontory, offering a magnificent view of the pretty beaches below and of the small island housing the sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’ Isola. Majestic palazzi, narrow streets with washing hanging across them, the smell of salami and cheese, fresh herbs, peperoncini and red onions coming out of the many artisanal stalls… that’s Tropea - quintessential Italy! (Tasting of regional specialities included).
The tip of the Italian boot - emotion, shopping and good food!
A panoramic tour to the tip of the Italian boot, towards Reggio Calabria, the largest town in Calabria! Lovers of shopping will find some great places on the Corso Garibaldi, the most popular avenue of the birthplace of Gianni Versace!
The origins of Reggio Calabria date back to antiquity. The Romans, Byzantines, Normans, ‘Staufer’ and Spanish have left their mark there. The cathedral, Aragon castle and especially the National Museum with the famous ‘Bronzi di Riaci’ generously illustrate the different cultures from the region’s past.
A walk along the superb seafront offers a beautiful view of the Straits of Messina and Sicily appears so close that you could almost touch it. In clear weather, you might even glimpse Etna!
Scilla, a fishing village with many charms, is very well-located. According to mythology, Odysseus battled the monster Skylla there, but one thing is sure: swordfish, for which the village is still famous, was already on the menu of the Greeks! During the visit, you will have the chance to take a walk through the old ‘Chianalea’ fishing quarter.
Mother Nature’s firework!
During the afternoon, we depart for Stromboli to admire the volcano of the same name at sunset. From the bottom of the sea up to its highest point, the crater of this still-active volcano reaches almost 3,000 m, of which 950 m is above sea level. As for the island of Stromboli, it is only 12.6 km²! 450 people, spread around the localities of Stromboli and Ginostra, live on the island permanently, in the company of an active volcano!
Besides, the activity of the Stromboli volcano is a phenomenal show! Eruptions take place at irregular intervals, from several minutes to several hours. Sometimes incandescent slag is ejected from the crater and then falls down into it again; sometimes the volcano spits out lava which pours directly into the sea from the north-west flank, forming a fiery flow known by the famous name of ‘Sciara del Fuoco’.
This life-sized natural show is absolutely fascinating and constitutes the high point of our full tour of the island. Before going to admire these quite beautiful volcanic eruptions, you will have the chance to enjoy a romantic dinner in the village where Ingrid Bergmann and Roberto Rossellini used to stay during the shooting of the famous film ‘Stromboli, terra di dio’. An extraordinary island - an unforgettable adventure!
For more information and bookings, please contact your LuxairTours guide on site.
- At this destination, LuxairTours is represented by a local tour operator which will meet you at the airport (‘meet & greet’) and which can always be contacted by telephone to respond to all your questions and comments. You will find all the details of the ‘meet & greet’ service in your travel documents.
-Tourist tax must be paid locally during your stay.