Italy - Calabria Holidays inc. Capo Vaticano Hiking
"Calabria's beauty at every turn"
- 8 days
- Number of participants: 1-20
During these active, one-week Calabria holidays, we will explore the unique beauty of Calabria and enjoy breathtaking views on foot. An eclectic mix of beautiful natural hiking trails, knowledge and culture await those about to embark on our Calabria holidays. You will reach a very old mill, still in operation; walk on scenic coastal tracks along the mountain flank of Costa Viola, while enjoying magnificent views over the Lipary Islands and the Strait of Messina. Our Calabria holidays also include a picnic by the mountain lake on the plateau, as well as a visit to the “city of many faces”, Reggio Calabria.
Calabria Holidays - Highlights
Capo Vaticano is a cape, which ranges quite far into the sea. From the viewpoint of Belvedere, near the lighthouse, you can even see Sicily on a clear day, making this an essential stop on your Calabria holidays! The rugged cape, full of beautiful small rocky bays and lush Mediterranean vegetation is absolutely idyllic and the simply breathtaking view of the Strait of Messina and the Aeolian islands is another reason people choose Calabria holidays.
Reggio Calabria is the city of many faces and the ideal destination for Calabria holidays. The birthplace of Versace has a lot to offer! The Museo Nazionale contains, among many marine finds, the famous life-size Di Riace Bronzes: bronze statues of Greek warriors from the 7th century BC that demand a visit during your Calabria holidays. The famous shopping strip Corso Garibaldi and the magnificent Cathedral are definitely worth a visit. You should also take the time whilst on your Calabria holidays to walk along Italy's most beautiful beach promenade, the Lungomare Matteotti, past the remains of Roman baths and the Greek city walls.
Palmi & Monte S. Elia
The neat coastal town Palmi is very much worth a visit during your Calabria holidays. A short detour to the ethnographic museum gives a good insight into traditional customs of the Calabrian people, from magic-religious beliefs to carpet weaving traditions and the life of the shepherd. The subsequent panoramic walk towards the sea-sloping flank of Mount S. Elia marks the highlight of our hiking week: on a clear day there is a beautiful view of the Costa Viola, the Aeolian Islands and the Strait of Messina, not to be missed on your Calabria holidays.