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Reggio Calabria and Scilla Full-Day Tour from Tropea

1. Reggio Calabria and Scilla Full-Day Tour from Tropea

Enjoy a wonderful day trip along the fabled Coast of the Gods – Costa degli Dei – to the southern tip of the Italian boot. Discover the capital of Reggio Calabria overlooking the sunny island of Sicily and visit the fishing village of Scilla in the afternoon. Start the tour in the morning in the center of the largest city of Calabria – Reggio di Calabria – the birthplace of Gianni Versace. The route takes you between art, culture, and shopping in the footsteps of Romans and Byzantines through the former Greek region. In addition to the numerous boutiques and shops, you can admire the newly renovated National Museum. Here you’ll also find the two famous Riace bronzes. Stroll along the scenic waterfront and enjoy the view of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. On clear days you can catch a glimpse of Mount Etna. In the afternoon you’ll visit the fishing village of Scilla. According to the legend, this is where Odysseus fought against the monster Scylla and the enchanted princess still lives below the fort. The little Venice of Calabria will enchant you as you stroll through the old fishing district of Chianalea. Marvel at the small fishing boats that stand in front of every house instead of cars, and learn more about the swordfish that is caught from May to August. Enjoy a tasty ice cream on one of the inviting terraces, where you can admire the stunning views.

Calabria: Hiking Day Trip in Capo Vaticano with Lunch

2. Calabria: Hiking Day Trip in Capo Vaticano with Lunch

Explore the Calabrian countryside with a local guide on this half-day tour. Admire sea views at the Capo Vaticano viewpoint and visit the old mills in the commune of Spilinga. Be picked up from your accommodation or a meeting point in Zambrone, Tropea, or Capo Vaticano. Sit back and relax on the way to the starting point of the hike. Climb up 60 meters to enjoy sweeping views of the coast at the Capo Vaticano viewpoint. Continue to the commune of Spilinga and take in the beauty of the lush Calabrian countryside. Stroll through wooded areas down to the old mills. Hear about daily habits and lives of local residents as you explore the valley with your guide. Work up an appetite and head to a local farm. Sit under a graceful oak tree and savor an authentic Italian, farm fresh meal. Learn about the regional food and agriculture before returning to your pickup point.

Reggio Calabria: 3-Hour Walk and Forest Bath in Valle Scura

3. Reggio Calabria: 3-Hour Walk and Forest Bath in Valle Scura

The excursion consists of an experiential walk in Valle Scura: you will walk slowly and sensitively, along a simple path of about 1 square kilometer with small differences in height, immersed in a beech forest. Through the perceptive and sensory exploration of the natural elements you will come into close contact with nature. You will enter on tiptoe to be part of it through Landart techniques, practices of Geo Mindfullness, Geo Ecotuning, Shinrin-Yoku and Earhting. You will be transported by an inner peace and unparalleled stillness through contact with nature, led by the geologist guide at your disposal. The activity will continue with a barefoot walk in a leaf bath and you will test the energy inhugging a tree. You will experience the exciting forest and waterfall bath, away from the noise of the city. You will hear the voices of the natural elements and you will practice listening to what nature and art can say. An experience that, for all intents and purposes, will be a journey in search of inner peace and balance with the world around you.

Reggio Calabria: Private Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Reggio Calabria: Private Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

You will begin the activity by meeting the guide in the central Piazza de Nava, located near the Archaeological Museum which houses the Riace bronzes, the famous statues dating back to the Hellenistic period discovered in the Ionian Sea. Continue the visit walking through the streets of Reggio Calabria, touching the points of greatest importance and interest of the same. A path articulated in the main streets, the Via Marina, the Via Miraglia and the Corso Garibaldi, to conclude in Piazza Italia. During this tour you will have the opportunity to observe the buildings, public and private, which best express the prevailing eclecticism during the period of reconstruction. There are many styles that you will be able to see: Neoclassicism, Neo-Gothic and finallyArt Nouveau and Liberty. The certified guide will satisfy all your doubts and curiosities, so that you can better understand the changes that this city has experienced.

Reggio Calabria: Aspromonte Trails Trek to Montalto Summit

5. Reggio Calabria: Aspromonte Trails Trek to Montalto Summit

You will start your private trekking, towards one of the most sought-after destinations by trekking lovers, meeting your guide on the Montalto-Polsi road about 12 km from the center of Gambarie. You will walk along one of the paths of the Aspromonte National Park, surrounded by immense forests and high altitude clearings. After a panoramic stop, the same path will take you back to the top of the Aspromonte National Park, the Montalto - at 1956 meters, where you will find and admire the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the nearby wind rose with a stone base. You will end the trekking, going back on the paths of Montalto and returning to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Reggio Calabria

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 20 reviews

in tropea 99% of the tourists are German. so the tour is in German. you have to know that. the guides are great and give us the main information in Italian. Before leaving Brazil you have to study a minimum of Italian. otherwise the excursion is excellent. reggio is beautiful and the Italians are friendly. Scilia is called Venice of the South, it has its charms.

A well organized trip

It was a very interesting trip with lots of information and impressions. I would like to highlight the tour guide Claudia, who has a very sound knowledge of Calabria and its history. The bus driver also drove very cautiously and cautiously. All thumbs up for recommendation.

A really great trip!

The trip to Reggio and Scilla was an absolute hit! Both cities are beautiful and Scilla is a great place to have lunch. Thanks to our really nice, helpful and very knowledgeable tour guide, we were able to enjoy the best of each city! Very nicely done!

Very nice trip

The excursion to Reggio and Scilla, although it rained, was very nice and also very interesting thanks to a lovely guide. Scilla is truly picturesque and feels like you've stepped back in time...

A nice outing

Very nice shame about the weather. Too many things to see in a short time. The only unexpected thing was the ticket that didn't match the name and number. But in the end it went well.