Calabria falls south of the glamorous Amalfi coast. This 500-miles of coastline and mountain range stretches down to the tip of Sicily. Much of the thickly forested hills have been designated as national parks, however, this remains one of the country’s least-known regions among the British. The Italians mainly come here for the slower pace of life and the stunning beaches. Beyond the beaches, pretty towns are reached by wiggly roads that snake through olive groves and hilltop villages, fortresses and castles.
The main airport in this region is Lamezia airport. From here, head south on the Tyrrhenian coastal road which runs past Calabria’s most attractive towns. The town of Tropea is built on a cliff where the houses seem to blend into the rock face. Below the cliffs you will find the most glorious white, sand beach bordered by trees which offers clear blue waters to play in. Beach relaxation and snorkeling (there are a surprising number of fish species off the shores of Tropea) are simply wonderful here.
Tropea’s most photographed attraction is the Benedictine Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola. The Sanctuary rises up on a high, rocky outcrop surrounded by the beach and the sparkling sea. Within the town there are many 17th- and 18th-Century palazzi to stroll through. Beyond the city walls you will find vineyards and hillsides that are a mass of citrus and olive groves.
May, late September and October are brilliant months to explore this underrated region whilst avoiding the crowds.
Review Of Rezidenza RoMa Luxury Apartments In Tropea
Situated in a new building, Rezidenza RoMa Apartments are located in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Tropea, only 900 meters from the historic center and just 400 meters from the beautiful beaches. Piazza Ercole, the heart of the old town, is 1.2 km away and can be reached in a 10 minute walk. The beach is just 5 minutes away.
These apartments are the perfect base in Tropea. Nestled in a small peaceful garden, where the only sound is the chirping birds, these holiday apartments are easy to reach by car and each room comes with its own, large, parking with video surveillance. The rooms are bright and offer guests a peace and quiet. Each room has its own terrace, balcony or garden with varying views and equipped with a table, reclining chairs and sun loungers. Modern furnishings are accompanied by air conditioning and soundproofing. A 32-inch LED TV receiving terrestrial and satellite, as well as Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and luxury toiletries completes the luxury offering. The property is spread over three floors. On the first level there is also a large common area supplies breakfast as well as a place relax. It is also worth noting that the residence also has an agreement with the beach Aquamarine that ensures a good deal for guest umbrellas and sunbeds.
AlItalia flies to Lamezia from Heathrow (with one stop) from £73 GBP one way. From there you can rent a car to explore the region.
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