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Isola Di Dino, Praia A Mare
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The larger of Calabria's two islands, Isola Di Dino once hosted a temple dedicated to Venus. Once the scene of dramatic battles and pirate raids, the island has passed through the hands of many different political powers throughout history. The small island has only 3 km (1.8 mi) of rocky coastline, none of which is beach. However, there are plenty of other interesting sites, including a tower of Norman origin, six different marine grottos best visited by boat, and a number of walking trails with lovely views. Check in town for information about island excursions and tours. Put Isola Di Dino and other Praia A Mare attractions into our Praia A Mare tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We took a ride around the island of Dino with a tourist boat (5 euro per person) who explained everything on the island and with the possibility to swim in the vicinity of the cave. The island is very pretty ... to do a visit if you go to Praia!
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  • Despite the man with his buildings have done everything to ruin it, the island of Dino remains a natural monument of amazing beauty especially if take a paddleboat to turn them around.
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  • I wonder why everybody throw themselves on the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria in August. Look at the picture to enjoy the mild climate until the autumn. From Easter to October is the best time to visit this coast which is not only sea but also inland. And if you like to run or ride a bike or just walk you have a lot of kilometers to cover on the old highway overlooking the sea.
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