Visiting the downtown and beaches of Tropea and Capo Vaticano


Tropea is another beach tourism destination of Calabria, is few kilometres far from Pizzo, sits on a natural rock formation located in front of a little island where there is the sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola. The downtown is characterized by noble palaces, monuments, the 11th century Norman Cathedral, the church of Sevidentean Demetrio and the Museum of old crafts of Calabria. Among the events that affect the town, there are the Tropea Blues Festival, the Tropea Film Festival and a series of various cultural and folklore events.

Capo Vaticano is located on a promontory which separates the S. Eufemia Gulf from the one of Gioia Tauro. On this headland in 1870 it was built a cylindrical-towered lighthouse. Situated in the borough of Ricadi, the coast of Capo Vaticano is considered one of the breathtaking panoramic coasts not only of the region, but of the whole Mediterranean coast. It is also famous for its wonderful small bays and sandy beaches, like the most suggestive bay of Grotticelle. Some other places to visit here are: Santa Maria, Formicoli, and Baia di Riaci.