15 days in Calabria Itinerary

15 days in Calabria Itinerary

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15 days in Calabria Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Le Castella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rossano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Praia A Mare
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Reggio Calabria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tropea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Le Castella

Le Castella ©
On the 1st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Visitazione della Beata Vergine Maria. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santissimo Crocifisso, then make a trip to Le Cannella, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Castella trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Le Castella is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rossano.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cutro, Le Cannella, Spiaggia di Copanello di Staletti, Chiesa dell'Assunta, Spiagge Rosse
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Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Chiesa dell'Assunta ©
Chiesa dell'Assunta
Le Cannella ©
Le Cannella

3
nights
Rossano

Rossano ©
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello Ducale and Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina and Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila. Get out of town with these interesting Rossano side-trips: Il ponte del diavolo (in Civita) and Chiesa di Santa Filomena (in Santa Severina). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Sila National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Sant'Angelo, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli".

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rossano road trip planner .

Drive from Le Castella to Rossano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Praia A Mare.

Things to do in Rossano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Severina, Castello Ducale, Sila National Park, Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila, Grotta di Sant'Angelo
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Sila National Park ©
Sila National Park
Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina ©
Museo Diocesano e del Codex ©
Museo Diocesano e del Codex

3
nights
Praia A Mare

Praia A Mare ©
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Bagno Marinella. Get a sense of the local culture at Murales and Parrocchia San Nicola di Platea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praia A Mare: Isola Di Cirella (in Cirella) and Grotta del Romito (in Papasidero). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Club La Lampara, don't miss a visit to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Praia A Mare day trip site .

Getting from Rossano to Praia A Mare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Diamante, Grotta del Romito, Bagno Marinella, River Rafting & Tubing, Lido Club La Lampara
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Grotta del Romito ©
Grotta del Romito
Murales ©
Murales
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello Ruffo di Scilla and Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Archeologico della Villa romana and Bova. Get out of town with these interesting Reggio Calabria side-trips: Capo Bruzzano (in Bianco), Sentiero della Civilta Contadina (in Bova) and Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco (in Scilla). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, look and learn at Planetarium Provincial Pythagoras, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reggio Calabria trip maker .

You can take a train from Praia A Mare to Reggio Calabria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Scilla, Bova, Parco Archeologico della Villa romana, Cascate dell'Amendolea, Capo Bruzzano
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla

3
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Visiting Michelino Beach and Tropea Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cattedrale di Gerace and Spiaggia di Riaci. Go for a jaunt from Tropea to Stilo to see Cattolica di Stilo about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia i Focu, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, take an in-depth tour of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, and explore the engaging exhibits at Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tropea travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Tropea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, Tropea is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cattolica di Stilo, Spiaggia di Riaci, Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, Michelino Beach, Cattedrale di Gerace
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Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
Cattedrale di Gerace ©
Cattedrale di Gerace
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo

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