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Cosenza – The city of the seven hills

The ancient city of Cosenza is gently stretched out over the seven hills surrounding it, it is reported that when Emperor Frederick II arrived in Cosenza, in 1222, the city and the surrounding countries were endowed with insignia and emblems that represented them. The inhabitants of Cosenza chose as a symbol of their city, the seven hills that surround the place, where for thousands of years the ‘village’ has arisen.

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Certainly the choice was influenced by the call to the most famous Seven Hills, of Rome, a city with which he always liked to make similarities. The seven hills of Cosenza are arranged, to the left and right, as following: Crati, Pancrazio, Torrevetere, Guarassano, Triglio, Venneri, Gramazio and Mussano, and formed the site of the ancient city, before they began to develop in the northern plains.

Lets go to know our Calabria?

Cosenza is a beautiful city of Calabria and is located in a territory inhabited by the ancient ennoble people and frequented by the Romans, its origins go back to the period in which almost bretti decided to found their capital at the foot of the Silano plateau. In 410 AD, it is said that the king of the Visigoths, Alaric, died there from malaria and is still being sought today by researchers around the world. From that time on, there were a series of historical and dramatic events that occurred by the earthquakes that repeatedly destroyed the various dominations that followed: the Lombards, in 589 AD, the Saracens, in 863 AD, again destroyed, in AD 957, back to the Byzantines. In 1059 arrived the Normans leaving their traces in the castle. The return of the Suevi, with the emperor Frederick II who resided there until 1270, rebuilt the castle on the ruins, the Norman, and built in 1150, the great Cathedral of Cosenza. In 1283 the very long Spanish domination began with the Aragonese and ended with the Bourbons, in 1734.

Cosenza. Fonte Daniele Errico FlickIn particular, the Piedmontese, not behaving differently from other settlers, displaced industrial and artisanal places to work steel, silk and tannin: flourishing industries, in the northern regions, left an unaltered balance of landowners. In other words, they removed those who could (artisans) and who were no longer (the Bourbons) to leave to the powerful (the barons) according to the ‘best’ political tradition that requires people to consider the good, to have exchange favors. Under such conditions, the poor and yet submissive Calabrian people developed the assistance of culture which, unfortunately, we know well. Afterwards, Cosenza developed itself over Pancrazio hill, and has found, during the fascist period of twenty years (1922-1944), the natural passage for its growth no longer dictated by safety standards that forced it to entrench it on the hill.

It passed under various dominations; suffered the horrors of the inquisition; gave birth to great men like Tommaso Campanella and, in 1820, was the first city to hoist the tricolor flag. It was home to countless rebellions and acts of violence, such as the firing of the Bandeira brothers in the Rovito Valley.

Of the various historical passages that Cosenza had, it reminds us in traces of the monumental works that we can still admire today. Among all the tops, from the top of the Pancrazio hill, almost witnessing the presence of history in the centuries, there are the Norman Suevo Castle, from 1100 – 1200.

Cosenza. Fonte Flick1 1280 x 720Four Steps in the center of Cosenza will lead us to taste the water of the thirteen-channel Fountain from the Zumpo aqueduct in Sila, light and refreshing, to continue along the Corso Telesio, home of the House of Cultures, the Cathedral of 1100, while in one of the seven hills (Pancrazio) stands the figure of the Suevo Castle, an imposing fortress, also ancient, which was a shelter of Frederick II of Swabia, the ‘Stupor Mundi’, emperor-tycoon who was deeply in love with the city of Cosenza.

Suevo Castle

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Arising as a fortress at the top on Mount Pancrazio, it was built by the Saracens on the remains of the ancient fortress bruzia; it was revised by Ruggero II, in 1130, but only 54 years after the earthquake of 1184, made it totally unusable. It was a mission to the workers of Frederick II of Swabia (also known as Stupor Mundi) restoring it by adding the octagonal tower, in 1239. In 1443 was completely decorated for the party and to be used as royal residence to accommodate the newlyweds Luigi III d ‘Anjou and Margherita di Savoia. The architecture was very much conditioned both in defining it from then on, castle of Swabia, presents, in fact, a rectangular plan with a central patio and an angular tower rest in octagonal, typical form of the sueva construction.

Another great historical vein of Cosenza is found in its churches.

The churches that show the course of the history are diverse; of them the most important come as the Cathedral of Cosenza, the Cloister of St. Francis of Assisi, the church of St. Domenico, with its beautiful internal area (1500).

duomo di Cosenza. Fonte Turismo in CosenzaThe Cathedral of Cosenza is located in the old tonw, built around 1140, and was rebuilt after the violent earthquake of 1184. It houses inside, the tomb of Queen Isabel of Aragon. The frontage is in Gothic style; the interior is a Latin cross and three naves, which are divided by large rectangular pillars of Romanesque style in pink stone of Mendicino, placed on top by geometric or natural friezes of Byzantine style. In the nave on the left, there are two chapels in Baroque style, with the floor increased in relation to those of the other naves. In the first chapel remains the Byzantine icon representing the Madonna Del Pilerio, matron of the city, since it saved the inhabitants of Cosenza from the terrible plague of the sixteenth century. In the left arm of the transept is the sepulcher of Isabella of Aragon, perhaps the work of French workers from 1200. In the right nave is another sarcophagus, probable tomb of the rebellious son of Frederick II, Enrico VII, called the Coxo.

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Chiesa di San Francesco di Assisi interno, CosenzaThe church of St. Francis of Assisi was built next to the convent and represents one of the oldest religious buildings in the city. The convent is located in the upper part of the old town, on the Pancrazio hill. It was built on the ruins of a Benedictine monastery. Destroyed by the earthquake of 1184, it was rebuilt by Frederick II and, later, delivered to Peter Cathin, companion and disciple of St. Francis, as residence of the Friars Minor. A few years later the Benedictines returned, then the conventual ones, and therefore the smaller observers who built the Chapel of the Immaculate. Next to the church is the cloister, probably the work of the observers, who settled the structure in 1436. In the admirable interior lies the largest altar, in gilded wood. The wooden pulpit of fine workmanship was carved in the first half of 1900.

Church of San Domenico

Chiesa-san-domenico-cosenza07It shows on the Piazza Tommaso Campanella a true contour line between the oldest and the most modern part of the city of Cosenza. The religious building that is part of a monastery complex built by orders of Sanseverino, in the mid-fifteenth century, stands out over the square with its imposing baroque copper-clad cupola after World War II. Built on a previous cult building dedicated to St. Matthew and consecrated in 1468, it flanked the Dominican monastery built inside the palace donated by Sanseverino to the Dominicans. The original structure underwent through some changes during the eighteenth century, but the frontage preserves some original elements in Gothic style, among them the rosette and the frame of the gate.

To the left of the church is the old convent of the Dominicans, with a remarkable cloister that carries arches, pillars and portals in Catalan-Durazzo style; in the center, a well with coats of arms of the Ruffo family and Ferrari d’Epaminonda. Built in 1449 by the will of the prince of Bisignano, Antonio Sanseverino from 1525, it hosted a General Studio of the two provinces of Calabria, Citra and Ultra, where also was Tommaso Campanella. Suppressed in 1809, it became the seat of the Military District and, now, acquired by the Municipal Administration of Cosenza, it is used as home to cultural events.

To visit there is also the national library, the Arnone Triglio Palace on Mount Triglio, where the court and the prison; now restored to its former splendor was transformed into the headquarters of the National Gallery.

Staurote di CosenzaAnother important place to visit is the diocesan museum where it is possible to admire the original icon of Madonna del Pilerio, matron of Cosenza and the Estauroteca, a precious reliquary donated by Frederick II to the city on the occasion of the restoration of the Cathedral (1222), as well as the works of several southern painters, among them are Peter Negroni, Mattia Preti and Luca Giordano.

The Estauroteca of Cosença is a work in gold, very valuable in fact, and ecorated with enamels and precious stones. Considered among the most valuable works of art that Calabria exhibits, the Stauroteca of Cosenza (from the Greek Stauròs, meaning Cross, and Heke, meaning collection); the cross reliquary contain a fragment of the true cross of Christ and is among the most beautiful and precious of the world.

This important relic arrived at Cosenza on January 30, 1222, as a gift from the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia to the city on the occasion of the consecration ceremony of the Cathedral after the devastating earthquake in 1184.

CONCLUSIONS

Cosenza is situated in a natural frame of hills in the Valley of the Crati at the confluence of the river Busento, which divides the modern part of the city from the old part, that appears on the slopes of the Pancrazio Mountains. There is no better time to visit the city, given its typically Mediterranean climate and the artistic, historical and cultural beauties that are present in there. Embracing the east of Sila, to the west by the mountain of the sea to the north by the Massif of Pollino and to the south of the hills of the Savuto, this valley is the ideal place to reach the diverse areas of the province.In less than one hour driving by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea and by the mountains of Sila and Pollino, the city of Bruzia, with its 2,500-year history, is an must see destination to relive the history of Alaric, the life of Frederick II of Swabia (Stupor Mundi), the Cathedral, the Suevo Castle and all its downtown.

It is not only the history, culture and art that makes this city attractive, but also the gastronomy, the traditions, the hospitality and the splendid scenery that will not let you forget this place. In any case today Cosenza, called Milan of the south, has a privileged position regarding to other capitals of Calabria for being, in spite of the many problems that invest it, the most habitable one.

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How to get there:

By car: highway A3:  exit – north Cosenza – south Cosenza (520 km south of Rome)

By train: you can start directly from the station of Rome or Naples with the Intercity or Espresso of Cosenza, other option is the Intercity or Espresso of Rome-Napoli. Reggio Calabria, station Paola (35 km from Cosenza), then connection to Cosenza; from the train station, urban bus service to the old town from Reggio Calabria: direct, Espresso or Intercity to Cosenza, or train Reggio Calabria – Napoli, station Paola, connecting to Cosenza; from the train station, urban bus service to the old town.

By plane: the nearest airport is Lamezia Terme, at 75 km, connected to Cosenza by train, bus and taxi. Crotone Airport, connected by direct bus and train to Cosenza.

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Reggio Calábria “The tip of Italy”

Reggio Calabria: exceptional for its Tyrrhenian Coast, is one of the most visited cities of Calabria. Known for its pleasant coastline, it was defined by Gabriele D’Annuzio as “the most beautiful kilometer of Italy”.

The ancient history of Reggio Calabria begins with a mythological origin of 2000 BC, to then follow with the foundation as a Greek colony, in the 8th century. Its name was “Reghion”, which in Greek means ‘to separate with force’, refers to the nature of the rift or geological crack that led, in ancient times, the formation of the strait. After Cumae, it was classified as the oldest colony in southern Italy. In fact, it was founded by Greek settlers from Colchis and then from Zangle, in the years 730-720 BC. It was a prosperous city of Magna Graecia and, later, ally of Rome. It was, then, one of the great metropolis of the Byzantine Empire, but was dominated by Normans and Swabians, Anjous and Aragonese. In addition it was destroyed several times by serious earthquakes in 1562 and 1783. It began to be part of the Kingdom of Naples and after the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, and finally, of Italy.

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In 1908 suffered one other destruction, this time by an earthquake and a terrible seaquake. It was rebuilt soon after, in the Art Nouveau movement, but later it was partially damaged by the bombings of World War II. It developed significantly during the 20th century, but in the early 1970s it was the protagonist of serious local upheavals, culminating decades of decadence. Nevertheless, thanks to a series of successful administrations, the city managed to recover, becoming, according to demographic, economic and tourist data, the main one of all the Mediterranean landscape.

Its modern appearance, with regular ground, limited height for buildings, wide streets and rectilinear blocks, is due to the reconstruction after the earthquake of 1908, which devastated the region.

The city lives in deep relation with the sea, even because it is facing one of the most famous sea routes: the Strait of Messina. Therefore, of course, part of its economy is based on tourism, both for beaches and art.

What to see in Reggio Calabria?

Reggio Calabria is considered the pearl of the Mediterranean; we will then discover everything that surrounds this magical city: monuments, art, culture and also legends

Firstly, we will talk about its charming waterfront and also the interesting historical center, which lies between the sea and the mountains of the National Park of Aspromonte. For sure you will be impressed by the Matteotti waterfront, it is a kind of botanical garden filled with palm trees, flowers and exotic plants of a huge variety.

Waterfront in Reggio Calabria.

Another enchanting landscape is the Strait of Messina, where on the cleanest days you can even see Mount Etna. Anyone who has visited Reggio Calabria will agree that its waterfront is one of the most beautiful in Italy!

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Villa Genoese Zerbi

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The Villa Saverio Genoese Zerbi, commonly called Villa Zerbi or Villa Genoese Zerbi, is an important historical monument and was also one of the exhibition centers of the town of Reggio Calabria. It lies on the edge of Falcomatà, in the area where, before 1860, it was the old baroque village of the Genoese family. This was a well-known noble family that at the end of the 19th century changed its name to Genoese Zerbi. After being destroyed by the earthquake, the Villa was rebuilt by a versatile project designed by engineers Zerbi, Pertini and Marzats, in 1915. The building, which is a true example of neo-Gothic architecture, faces Corso Vittorio Emanuele III.

Between Myths and Legends

In Reggio di Calabria there is an attraction for myths and mysteries. Legend has it that when you stroll along the edge of the city on a hot summer night, you can see the village and the mansions of the Sicilian Coast mirrored between the sky and the sea, to the point of distinguishing people. If that happens, do not be afraid, it’s just Morgana’s spell. Another optical illusion that looks more like a mirage is when the atmosphere is calm and the sea still. It is said that even Count Roger I of Sicily was bewitched. In order to induce him to conquer Sicily with a magic wand, the sorceress Morgana made it appear so close that he could touch it with his hands, but the Norman king, indignant, refused to take the island. And so, without the help of the Sorceress, it took him thirty years to conquer the island. When this phenomenon happens, the Costa Siciliana is a few meters away from the Costa Calabresa. You can see the houses, the cars and the people walking in the streets of Messina. This happens when sea droplets, rarefied on the surface, act as a magnifying glass. The phenomenon is also one of Morgana’s witchcraft, the witch of Celtic mythology.

This small town does not only stand out by the legends and seaside landscapes, but also offers a lot of art. It is possible not to visit several monuments, the cathedral and churches of various architectures (consequence of the various domains the people been through). You can also see public and private buildings with fantastic Art Deco and classics styles that appear on the streets – and many other sights.

Another renowned monument of Reggio Calabria, located right in the center of the city:

Reggio Calabria Cathedral

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Strolling along the main avenue of the city, Corso Garibaldi, you will find the Duomo, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, in romantic-gothic style with an extraordinary frontage along with the staircase from where it is possible to observe the statues of Saint Paul and Saint Stephen, sculpted by Francesco Jerace. Inside the cathedral there are several gothic decorations and stained glasses, not to mention the exquisite marble pulpit and the altar of Our Lady of Consolation, matron saint of the city.

Castello

In addition to the Cathedral, the ruins of the Castello are worth a visit as well, which refer to the Aragonese period. Today it remains only the two great towers and part of the wall. The history of the castle goes hand in hand with that of Reggio, at least from the 6th century AD. In the Greek, and then Roman times, the mountainous region, where today there is what remains of the castle, had a fundamental role in the protection system of the city.

Castelo de Reggio

The Aragonese Castle is the main fortress of the city and is located in the homonymous square, between the streets Aschenez and Possidonea. It is considered, along with the bronze sculptures of Riace, one of the main historical symbols of the city of Reggio Calabria, where it houses the Observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics since 1956.

Since the end of World War I until 1986, the Aragonese Castle was the headquarters of the Observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics, a seismic and meteorological center. On May 7, 1986, due to unsuitable restorations, a piece of the castle collapsed. Today, thanks to the skillful and modern restoration work, the castle presents itself in all its beauty and was reopened to the public in 2004, becoming an important exhibition center. With the renovation of the monument and its surroundings, in Piazza Castello with Via Aschenez, the Aragonese Castle has become a historical and cultural landmark, home to temporary expositions and art exhibitions.

The Campanella Palace

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The Campanella Palace, known as “the house of all Calabrian”, seats the Regional Council of Calabria. Called in honor to the celebrated Calabrian Tommaso Campanella, the building is located on Cardinale Portanova Street, in the northeast of the historical center, in a huge area where used to be a military base and, before that, a barracks. The palace has a modern look, even a little futuristic: a building extends over eight floors, with an entire frontage in mirror glass, in modern overlapping angles.

The architectural complex is formed by several buildings interconnected by metallic catwalks that were, as a joke, nicknamed “spaceship”. In the center of the Palace there is a square called Agorà, where the Regional Council Hall stands, supported by imposing pillars.

National Archaeological Museum

When one speaks of Reggio Calabria, the bronze statues of Riace come to mind, consequently the National Archaeological Museum which, in addition to the sculptures, houses a great collection of archaeological finds from the Greco-Roman period.

Museu de Reggio Calabria

The institution of the state museum was promoted by the superintendent Paolo Orsi, who wanted to join the objects of the Civic Museum (coordinated by the City Hall since 1882) and the archaeological findings (goods of the excavations carried out on Calabrian soil). The National Museum of Reggio Calabria is the main cultural attraction of the city, especially for the uniqueness of the exhibits (such as the bronze sculptures of Riace).

The abundant archaeological collection, with materials found in the excavations in the region of Calabria and Basilicata itself, is important to approach the ancient culture of this part of Magna Graecia. Mainly the world-famous bronze sculptures of Riace, two large original Greek warrior statues from the mid-5th century BC, believed to be authored by the artist Fidia (or else his pupils). Also, of great prestige, are the remains of the old Lócris, with the pinakes (ceramic images in relief), offered for the incredible mythological goddess Persephone. In addition, it has the collection of Dióscuros in marble (from the early 5th century BC). In the medieval and modern art section, two paintings stand out: St. Jerome and Abraham and the Angels (1457), by Antonello da Messina, and the Return of the Prodigal Son, by Mattia Preti.

Bronze de riace, Reggio

Some information about the Museum.

The inauguration of the Museum took place thanks to the initiative of a group of artists, patriots and scholars of Reggio Calabria who introduced, in 1882, a Civic Museum with archaeological, ethnographic and artistic collection. After the earthquake of 1908, the collection had to be transferred to another place. The building, designed by the architect Marcello Piacentini, in 1932 and inaugurated in 1959, was one of the first Italian buildings specifically configured to be a museum. The frontage is decorated with medallions that reproduce the currency of Magna Graecia. The most recent extensions of the Museum come from the years 1981-1982, when the new section of Underwater Archeology was created, destined to house the famous bronze statues of Riace, among them the “Head of the Philosopher” and the section dedicated to life of the Greek colonies.

Addresses and opening hours:

The Museum is located in Piazza Nava, downtown. Open every day (except Monday) from 9am to 7pm.

Admission: admission cost is € 8 and half price is € 5 (from 18 to 25 years old), free for young people, under 18 and seniors, over 65.

Phone number: + 39 0965 812255

Fax: +39 0965 25164

E-mail: archeorc@arti.benicultura.it

How to get there:

Reggio Calabria is an ancient city, which sits on the Strait of Messina. It is an important destination of Italy, both tourist and cultural.

By car: From Milan, Bologna, Florence and Rome – just take the A1 road. Before arriving in Naples, enter the A30 to Caserta-Salerno and then on the A3 to Salerno-Calabria (there is no toll). Access is through the entrance of Casello Porto.

By train: State trains serve the city of Reggio Calabria.

By plane: The city has an airport called the Strait Airport Tito Minniti, located in Provinciale Ravagnese Street.

By sea: From Sicily there are ferries on the State Railway. Fast transportation: Messina / Reggio Calabria and Aliscafi SNAV.

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TRAVELING TO CALÁBRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

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 What to know in Calabria?

When it comes to tourism, Calabria is always in second place, and still retains wonderful treasures less known by foreigners. Of course, the infrastructure is still insufficient, but the ‘tip of the boot’ deserves to be visited every time of the year.

Calabria is the ‘tip of boot’, formed by an area rich in history and traditions, but also by tourist areas and particularly beautiful natural environments. Bathed in the splendid waters of the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina.

The warm environment, the splendid colors of the sea, the rocky shores alternating with sandy coasts, its wild and mysterious nature, and the intense and genuine flavors of the local cuisine, with the witnesses of its ancient origins, renders Calabria a unique place.

Now that we have made a type of list, we will name five places to see on this wonderful strip of land.

We know that the rankings do not satisfy everyone, in any case take these ideas as an invitation to add other places and other experiences in this beautiful and condemned territory.

Lets go to know our Calabria?

Are you ready to go and get to know the ten wonderful places of this spectacular land? We begin by describing these magical places, between art and unique villages, to the discovery of a beautiful region: Calabria.

1)TROPEA

When you come to Calabria you have two places that it is impossible not to visit or photograph, I am referring to Tropea and Chianalea di Scilla.

They are two scenographic towns impossible to immortalize in images and memories.

Calabria is proud of unique landscape views in the world and Tropea, undoubtedly, represents the column that carries the natural beauties that the South present to us.

Why visiting Tropea?

Because Tropea is the vacation capital of Calabria, it is a charming place overlooking the sea where you can admire the splendor of nature. With its immense range of colors, ranging from the blue and, with the fall of the sun, turning into silvery and turquoise.

Diverting a little look from the sea, you can also observe the relaxing green of the trees on the hills; suddenly we have a beautiful mix of green and blue, sea, plain and mountain.

You should visit Tropea also because there are lovely beaches, a very prestigious gastronomy and a wonderful old town. What else do you need?!

Let’s see how to visit Tropea!

Tropea is not only fascinating by the beautiful sea that surrounds it, but also by its old town, rich of ancient lords palaces and that typical architectural style, of 1700, that imprisons among its walls travelers who are captured by typical streets that end in every narrow alley in town. A few steps from the old town and you can see a port, surrounded by piers and boats. Also the Benedictine Sanctuary of high medieval origin nestled on a rock overlooking the sea, representing the archetypal emblem of the city.

Tropea is a succession of narrow streets, alleys and panoramic angles: after a tour between the Cathedral, the sanctuaries and the noble palaces, we must take a walk along the white sandy beaches and feel the taste of the famous sweet onion.

2)SCILLA, A VENEZA DO SUL

And what about the splendid Chianalea di Scilla? It is a legendary place, at the gates of Reggio Calabria, where still has space for the echo of the mythical monster that attacked the ship of Ulysses. Legends aside, the Calabrian side of the strait presents a wonderful panorama, where rocks overlooking the sea, waves that skim the rocks and the beautiful villages of Scilla and Chianalea are a fraction of Scilla and are considered one of the most beautiful villages of the Italy. The small town is also called Venice of the South, for its spectacular houses built directly on the rocks next to the waters and separated by small streets that resemble the canals of the lagoon.

It is an old maritime village, where the sea always touches the houses of fishermen, so it is called “Little Venice”. The old houses are separated from each other by small sleepers that descend to the sea. Visiting Chianalea means getting lost in the magic of the smells and flavors coming from the kitchens of the picturesque restaurants where the voluptuous taste of traditional cuisine is able to change the lucky of the day. The main activity is fishing and so it is easy to see the fishermen working with the nets.

3)COSENZA

Cosenza is situated in a natural frame of hills in the Valley of the Crati at the confluence of the river Busento, which divides the modern part of the city from the old part, that appears on the slopes of the Pancrazio Mountains. There is no better time to visit the city, given its typically Mediterranean climate and the artistic, historical and cultural beauties that are present in there. Embracing the east of Sila, to the west by the mountain of the sea to the north by the Massif of Pollino and to the south of the hills of the Savuto, this valley is the ideal place to reach the diverse areas of the province. In less than one hour driving by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea and by the mountains of Sila and Pollino, the city of Bruzia, with its 2,500-year history, is an must see destination to relive the history of Alaric, the life of Frederick II of Swabia (Stupor Mundi), the Cathedral, the Suevo Castle and all its downtown. It is not only the history, culture and art that makes this city attractive, but also the gastronomy, the traditions, the hospitality and the splendid scenery that will not let you forget this place.

In any case today Cosenza, called Milan of the south, has a privileged position regarding to other capitals of Calabria for being, in spite of the many problems that invest it, the most habitable one.

4) SANTA SEVERINA

In 2015, in a contest promoted by the famous touristic TV show Kilimangiaro, it conquered the 3rd place as the most beautiful villages in all Italy. Are you curious?

It is not many who know another spectacular place: Santa Severina, a Calabrian town in the province of Crotone called “the stone ship”, which with its baptistery, castle and cathedral, represents, maybe, the most important Byzantine proof in Calabria.

Santa Severina is an ancient medieval village situated in the center of Crotone province, halfway between the Ionian Sea and the Sila Mountains. The small town rises on a cliff to the center of a vast valley that makes it look like a great stone ship. In addition to being a historical place of particular interest, Santa Severina, which rises from a rocky projection, is also one of the most beautiful medieval villages in all Italy; it will be surprising to stop for a visit, maybe accompanied by a cold coffee or a brioche with ice cream.

5) REGGIO CALABRIA

The most beautiful Calabrian town, both natural and architectural point of view, is Reggio Calabria; known throughout Italy for the spectacular seafront, its famous for the Corso Garibaldi which is full of trendy shops, bar and restaurants and a wonderful panorama that offers to tourists a unique landscape.

This beautiful city is also known for housing the famous Riace bronzes, preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria. The city is nestled in a splendid position on the Stretto di Messina, with a magnificent seafront described by poets and writers. Gabriele D’Annunzio defined it as “the most beautiful kilometer of Italy”. It is, in fact, a happy union of specific and very beautiful plants, monuments and palaces, including villages of later styles and classic art nouveau in a background of rare fascination.

 

 

Now we’re gonna see one of my favorite places

Conclusions

Imagine a place of incomparable beauty, where time seems to have stopped and where the beauty of the sea and the sunsets of summer will warm the desire of the ideal vacations! If this is your wish, you have to come to the splendid land of Calabria, a land of culture, history, traditions, typical flavors… feel like, not only as a traveler, but as a guest.

A LITTLE MORE OF THE BEAUTIES OF CALABRIA

How to get there

You can go to Calabria from any part of Italy.

By plane
Calabria has four airports; the main airports are Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, then Sant’Anna airport, in Crotone, and Vibo Valentia, the military airport.

By train
The railway infrastructure in Calabria covers about 850 km of lines, with about 115 stations.

By car
Calabria is accessible by car through the highway link and specifically through the A3 Salerno highway – Reggio Calabria – Reggina, which ends in the city of the same name. This road is free of tolls.

SPECIAL TIP: If you didn’t book your hotel in Calabria, check out the offers below and book your hotel through a trustworthy and reputable specialized website, Booking.com! Also, by booking with our link, you will be helping us to get discounts and exclusive promotions for you! And the best: without paying any addition charge! You will not regret! Access the link on the Blog and find the ideal hotel for your dreams vacation in Calabria! No delay, in a secure website and very convenience. Access now booking.com at the link below and do your reservation!

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TRAVELING TO CALÁBRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

HIRING OUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADMIRE EVERYTHING THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPETACULAR REGION HAS TO OFFER!

ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT BY HIRING THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE OF THE BEST SERVICE.

WHY EXPERIENCE STRESSFUL TIMES ON YOUR SO DREAM VACATION IF YOU CAN HAVE EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE FOR THE BEST COST – BENEFIT?

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SEARCH, COMPARE AND CHOOSE! YOU WILL NOT REGRET!

I AM A GUIDE WITH EXPERTISE IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN CALÁBRIA, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE TO SEE THIS AMAZING ITALIAN REGION WITH ME! IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY!

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How to get to Calabria and how to move around Calabria?

Calabria, like all southern Italy, was colonized by many peoples and the one who gave great importance to the region was the Greek people, denominating this region as Magna Graecia, which is a colonized land of greater importance than its own colony of foundation. After the Greeks, came the Romans, the Byzantines, Normans, Swabians, Angevins and Aragonese. Precisely because of this, Calabria is a land so diverse and in every part of the Calabrian territory we will find a different cultural and artistic heritage!

Lets go to know our Calabria?

 

Unfortunately, few tourists have been in Calabria; this is because this land is not yet known by most tourists, but also for other reasons, such as its geography; it is not easy to get around this region and when the tourists come to Italy they think of going only to the most famous regions like Veneto, Lombardy, Liguria, Tuscany, Sicily and Campania and, obviously, Lazio, with the “eternal city” Rome, losing the charms and magic that Calabria can offer. However, we have the solution to this small inconvenience regarding transportation, itineraries and guided tours: we make tours, in small groups or individual, and in English!

See all the posts about Calabria!

To know more about Calabria read all the other posts about this region! It will surely awaken in you the desire to know this beautiful, but little explored, region! Let’s talk a bit more about this in the options below, as well talk about getting to and around Calabria.

 PLANE

There are 3 airports in Calabria:

 

  • Lamezia Terme International Airport: this is the most important airport and is the one I advise you to use. There are even direct flights from other countries if you are not arriving in Rome or Milan.
  • Reggio Calabria Airport: with several daily arrivals and departures from/to Rome and Milan.
  • Crotone Airport: with various arrivals and departures from several Italian cities.
TRAIN

The train in Calabria is, perhaps, one of the most convenient ways to travel to the different regions of Italy and also to move within the region to the larger cities like Cosenza, Reggio Calabria, Catanzaro, Crotone, Paola, etc., while to the smaller cities, sometimes, it will be necessary to make several connections, including there local railways, which unite some small villages; the problem is that, often, these railroads do not even have a website to get more information so you can only buy tickets when you are already in the city of departure such as Cosenza or Reggio Calabria, and you get the risk of not having more tickets for the day you want, having to wait a day or two in the city of origin.

There are several trains departing from Rome and Naples every day to the main cities of Calabria (Paola, Cosenza, Reggio Calabria). Let me give you an idea of time: from Rome (from 5 to 9 hours) and from Naples (from 4 to 6 hours).

To buy tickets with departure from the bigs cities, you can go directly to their website: click here! If you prefer, go straight to the train station once you there

A LITTLE MORE OF THE BEAUTIES OF CALABRIA

 

BUS

A effective option, besides the train to reach Calabria, is by bus, there are several lines that depart every day from Rome, Naples and some cities in Sicily.

The main Calabrian bus companies are:

IAS(CS); La Valle – (CS); Lirosi Autoservizi srl – (RC); SAJ – (CS); Simet -(CS)

If used to reach large cities such as Reggio, Catanzaro, Cosenza, Sibari or Crotone is a great option; to get to the various villages in the mountains, it is the worst way of transport indicated, since there are only a few lines (and few daily departures); So: is an option to be discarded if you want to know the Calabrian villages.

To know the Calabrian villages the best option is the following:

CAR

Calabria is one of those regions that if you really want to know, you will need a car, so you can visit the villages that are lost between the mountains, as well discover the natural beauties of this region, practically untouched by classic tourism.

SEE THE PHOTOS OF MY CALABRIA

The A3 highway is the backbone of Calabria and connects the region to Naples and Rome.

IMPORTANT TIP: Another ideal solution would be to get on a flight and pick up a car at the various car rental dealers that are located at the three Calabrian airports, or get to the main cities (Paola, Cosenza and Réggio) by train and, from there, rent a car.

In my opinion this is the best option! (Consider guided tours that offer private cars and so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery that the road offers to get to your destination! The value is almost the same as a rented car, you do not have to worry about driving on a road you do not know and you will be safer to enjoy your trip with comfort and coziness!)

See the post I wrote with an 8-day itinerary in Calabria! – COMING SOON! -Only the best of the best!

ROAD TRIP IN ITALY: CALABRIA! (coming soon)

As I write about the cities of Calabria (and villages) I will give you indications of how to get there! 😉

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SPECIAL TIP: If you didn’t book your hotel in Calabria, check out the offers below and book your hotel through a trustworthy and reputable specialized website, Booking.com! Also, by booking with our link, you will be helping us to get discounts and exclusive promotions for you! And the best: without paying any addition charge! You will not regret! Access the link on the Blog and find the ideal hotel for your dreams vacation in Calabria! No delay, in a secure website and very convenience. Access now booking.com at the link below and do your reservation!

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TRAVELING TO CALÁBRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

HIRING OUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADMIRE EVERYTHING THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPETACULAR REGION HAS TO OFFER!

ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT BY HIRING THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE OF THE BEST SERVICE.

WHY EXPERIENCE STRESSFUL TIMES ON YOUR SO DREAM VACATION IF YOU CAN HAVE EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE FOR THE BEST COST – BENEFIT?

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SEARCH, COMPARE AND CHOOSE! YOU WILL NOT REGRET!

I AM A GUIDE WITH EXPERTISE IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN CALÁBRIA, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE TO SEE THIS AMAZING ITALIAN REGION WITH ME! IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY!

I’M WAITING FOR YOU! 🙂

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Where to stay in Calabria?

Hello! I hope all is well with you! 🙂 I would like to thank you for visiting our blog and say that it is very important, so: thanks for being here! Today I will list for you the best hotels in the main cities of Calabria. I understand the difficulty of choosing a hotel without knowing it and, even if there are hundreds of indications in travel sites, we always get scared when the moment to confirm the reservation comes!

Do not worry; we are here to help you! So let’s go to the list!

I will present some options, for all budgets and all with the facility of being reserved ONLINE! That’s it!

All hotels shown here can be booked through Booking.com. Safe and reliable site that will make your life a lot easier when choosing the right hotel for your vacation! Come on?

Enter the following links:

 

Conclusions

The region of Calabria has hotels for all tastes and budgets! Regardless of the city you choose to stay, there will always be the ideal option for your lodging. Remembering that the choice of establishments was made through the assessments of people who have already stayed in hotels quoted; we are not receiving any payment to indicate the hotels above and we are not responsible for any problems regarding the reservation made through Booking.com website.

How to get there

You can go to Calabria from any part of Italy.

By plane
Calabria has four airports; the main airports are Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, then Sant’Anna airport, in Crotone, and Vibo Valentia, the military airport.

By train
The railway infrastructure in Calabria covers about 850 km of lines, with about 115 stations.

By car
Calabria is accessible by car through the highway link and specifically through the A3 Salerno highway – Reggio Calabria – Reggina, which ends in the city of the same name. This road is free of tolls.

SPECIAL TIP: If you didn’t book your hotel in Calabria, check out the offers below and book your hotel through a trustworthy and reputable specialized website, Booking.com! Also, by booking with our link, you will be helping us to get discounts and exclusive promotions for you! And the best: without paying any addition charge! You will not regret! Access the link on the Blog and find the ideal hotel for your dreams vacation in Calabria! No delay, in a secure website and very convenience. Access now booking.com at the link below and do your reservation!

Booking.com

TRAVELING TO CALÁBRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

HIRING OUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADMIRE EVERYTHING THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPETACULAR REGION HAS TO OFFER!

ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT BY HIRING THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE OF THE BEST SERVICE.

WHY EXPERIENCE STRESSFUL TIMES ON YOUR SO DREAM VACATION IF YOU CAN HAVE EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE FOR THE BEST COST – BENEFIT?

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RATES, ‘MY GUIDE’ SERVICES, TOURIST ESCORTING, INTERPRETER OR ASSISTANCE TO FIND THE DOCUMENTS OF YOUR RELATIVES CALABRESES, EMAIL ME!

SEARCH, COMPARE AND CHOOSE! YOU WILL NOT REGRET!

I AM A GUIDE WITH EXPERTISE IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN CALÁBRIA, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE TO SEE THIS AMAZING ITALIAN REGION WITH ME! IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY!

I’M WAITING FOR YOU! 🙂

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Good trip!

Ana Patricia

 

Recommended Hotels in Scilla

Known as the Venice of the South, Scilla delights in its fantastic beaches that look like movie sets! One of the most charming cities in Southern Italy enchants you with its impeccable views that look like paintings. From narrow streets and canals it is the ideal place for lovers of maritime towns.

B&B La Veduta

With breathtaking views, it is one of the most sought-after hotels in Scilla.

Review: 9,7 (Expecional!)

Average daily rate: USD 200,00*

Location: The hotel is 15 minutes by car from the Villa di San Giovanni port, from where there are sea connections to Sicily and, on request, transfers can be arranged to the airport. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the beach.

Address: Via Annunziata 67, 89058 – Scilla, Italia.

Services: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, airport bus (extra charge).

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

 

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B&B Scilla Mare

It is a minute walk from the beach. The view from the hotel is fantastic!

Review: 9,7 (Expecional!)

Average daily rate: USD 400,00*

Location: Next to the Chianalea beach, ideal for diving and swimming. Excellent place to relax! Refresh yourself in the crystal clear sea waters!

Address: Via Nazionale, 5, 89058 – Scilla, Italia.

Services: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, coffee / tea facilities in all rooms, beachfront located.

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

 

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Conclusions

The region of Calabria has hotels for all tastes and budgets! Regardless of the city you choose to stay, there will always be the ideal option for your lodging. Remembering that the choice of establishments was made through the assessments of people who have already stayed in hotels quoted; we are not receiving any payment to indicate the hotels above and we are not responsible for any problems regarding the reservation made through Booking.com website.

How to get there

You can go to Calabria from any part of Italy.

By plane
Calabria has four airports; the main airports are Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, then Sant’Anna airport, in Crotone, and Vibo Valentia, the military airport.

By train
The railway infrastructure in Calabria covers about 850 km of lines, with about 115 stations.

By car
Calabria is accessible by car through the highway link and specifically through the A3 Salerno highway – Reggio Calabria – Reggina, which ends in the city of the same name. This road is free of tolls.

SPECIAL TIP: If you didn’t book your hotel in Calabria, check out the offers below and book your hotel through a trustworthy and reputable specialized website, Booking.com! Also, by booking with our link, you will be helping us to get discounts and exclusive promotions for you! And the best: without paying any addition charge! You will not regret! Access the link on the Blog and find the ideal hotel for your dreams vacation in Calabria! No delay, in a secure website and very convenience. Access now booking.com at the link below and do your reservation!

Booking.com

TRAVELING TO CALÁBRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

HIRING OUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADMIRE EVERYTHING THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPETACULAR REGION HAS TO OFFER!

ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT BY HIRING THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE OF THE BEST SERVICE.

WHY EXPERIENCE STRESSFUL TIMES ON YOUR SO DREAM VACATION IF YOU CAN HAVE EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE FOR THE BEST COST – BENEFIT?

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RATES, ‘MY GUIDE’ SERVICES, TOURIST ESCORTING, INTERPRETER OR ASSISTANCE TO FIND THE DOCUMENTS OF YOUR RELATIVES CALABRESES, EMAIL ME!

SEARCH, COMPARE AND CHOOSE! YOU WILL NOT REGRET!

I AM A GUIDE WITH EXPERTISE IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN CALÁBRIA, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE TO SEE THIS AMAZING ITALIAN REGION WITH ME! IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY!

I’M WAITING FOR YOU! 🙂

* FOR TOURISTIC SERVICES IN OTHER LANGUAGES, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL.

Good trip!

Ana Patricia

Reccomended hotel in Reggio Calábria

Reggio Calabria is known, mainly, for the famous Riace Bronzes. With an enviable seafront, it is bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea that makes this region one of the most beautiful in Italy. It was defined by the poet Gabriele D’Annuzio as “the most beautiful kilometer of Italy”. It was rebuilt a few times due to earthquakes, but without ever losing its charm and beauty. It was founded by Greek settlers and is full of myths and legends.

 

B&B Night&Day

A hotel with an excellent location, 300 meters from the beachfront, five minutes’ walk from the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, and the archaeological museum of Reggio Calabria.

Review: 9,5 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 150,00*

Location: 2 kilometers from the train station, the hotel is next to the Archaeological Museum, where the Riaces Bronzes are. Nearby there are bars, restaurants and markets.

Address: Via Del Torrione N.1/E, 89123 – Reggio Calabria, Italia.

Services: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, airport bus (extra charge).

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

 

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Rhegion B&B

Simple and cozy the hotel is 500 meters from the train station and a five minute walk from the beach.

Review: 9,4 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 150,00*

Location: The hotel is less than 700 meters from Aragonese Castle and surrounded by restaurants and bars; is undoubtedly a great option.

Address: Via Antonio Cimino, 59, 89127 – Reggio Calabria, Italia.

Services: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, airport bus (extra charge).

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

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Villa Lavinia

Great choice for those who prefer to stay a little further away from the center without losing comfort and ease of transportation. Either way it’s not that far: it’s less than a mile from downtown.

Review: 9,6 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 170,00*

Location: The hotel is just 1.2 km from Aragonese Castle and less than 700 meters from Oreste Granillo Stadium. Well served by bars and restaurants.

Address: Via Sbarre Inferiori 34, 89129 – Reggio Calabria, Italia.

Services: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, airport bus (free).

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

 

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Hotel Eubea

This modern and stylish hotel is just 400 meters from downtown.

Review: 8,9 (Very good!)

Average daily rate: USD 180,00*

Location: In an excellent location, the hotel is only 1 km from the Aragonese Castle and 1.9 km from the Riace Bronzes

Address: Via Gaeta 9, 89127 – Reggio Calabria, Italia.

Services: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, airport bus, bar.

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

 

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Conclusions

The region of Calabria has hotels for all tastes and budgets! Regardless of the city you choose to stay, there will always be the ideal option for your lodging. Remembering that the choice of establishments was made through the assessments of people who have already stayed in hotels quoted; we are not receiving any payment to indicate the hotels above and we are not responsible for any problems regarding the reservation made through Booking.com website.

How to get there

You can go to Calabria from any part of Italy.

By plane
Calabria has four airports; the main airports are Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, then Sant’Anna airport, in Crotone, and Vibo Valentia, the military airport.

By train
The railway infrastructure in Calabria covers about 850 km of lines, with about 115 stations.

By car
Calabria is accessible by car through the highway link and specifically through the A3 Salerno highway – Reggio Calabria – Reggina, which ends in the city of the same name. This road is free of tolls.

SPECIAL TIP: If you didn’t book your hotel in Calabria, check out the offers below and book your hotel through a trustworthy and reputable specialized website, Booking.com! Also, by booking with our link, you will be helping us to get discounts and exclusive promotions for you! And the best: without paying any addition charge! You will not regret! Access the link on the Blog and find the ideal hotel for your dreams vacation in Calabria! No delay, in a secure website and very convenience. Access now booking.com at the link below and do your reservation!

Booking.com

TRAVELING TO CALÁBRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

HIRING OUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADMIRE EVERYTHING THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPETACULAR REGION HAS TO OFFER!

ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT BY HIRING THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE OF THE BEST SERVICE.

WHY EXPERIENCE STRESSFUL TIMES ON YOUR SO DREAM VACATION IF YOU CAN HAVE EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE FOR THE BEST COST – BENEFIT?

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RATES, ‘MY GUIDE’ SERVICES, TOURIST ESCORTING, INTERPRETER OR ASSISTANCE TO FIND THE DOCUMENTS OF YOUR RELATIVES CALABRESES, EMAIL ME!

SEARCH, COMPARE AND CHOOSE! YOU WILL NOT REGRET!

I AM A GUIDE WITH EXPERTISE IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN CALÁBRIA, AND I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE TO SEE THIS AMAZING ITALIAN REGION WITH ME! IT WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY!

I’M WAITING FOR YOU! 🙂

* FOR TOURISTIC SERVICES IN OTHER LANGUAGES, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL.

Good trip!

Ana Patricia

 

Recommended hotel in Tropea?

Ideal town for who want to spend their vacations in paradisiacal beaches. Its old town is filled with magnificent buildings and is also home to the beautiful Benedictine Sanctuary of medieval origin.

Residenza RoMa

With a privileged location, the hotel is a ten minute walk from the train station and has a private beach.

Review: 9,6 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 50,00*

Location: The hotel is 1 kilometer from the main tourist attractions of Tropea and has a private beach.

Address: Viale Don Mottola 338, 89861 – Tropea, Italia.

Services: free Wi-Fi, free parking, Airport bus (extra charge).

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

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Villa Vittoria Tropea B&B

It is a three-minute walk from the Cathedral of Tropea and two from Vittorio Veneto Square. The beach is private and is a five minute walk to other beaches.

Review: 9,6 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 50,00*

Location: The access to the private beach is made by a small staircase. It is close to restaurants, bars and markets.

Address: Via Della Vittoria 7, 89861 – Tropea, Italia.

Services: free Wi-Fi, free parking, Airport bus (extra charge).

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

 

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Bella Tropea Accommodation

With great location it is only seven minutes away from the downtown and the rooms face the sea.

Review: 9,5 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 130,00*

Location: This charming hotel is just 2 km from Monte San’Angelo, less than 300 meters from Mar del Convento and 600 meters from Sanctuary of Santa Maria.

Address: Via Libertà, 162, 89861 – Tropea, Italia.

Services: Free Wi-Fi, coffee / tea facilities in all rooms, free parking, airport bus (extra charge).

Breakfast included: Yes.

*the rate is an average for two people; Rates may vary by season, without prior notice.

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Conclusions

The region of Calabria has hotels for all tastes and budgets! Regardless of the city you choose to stay, there will always be the ideal option for your lodging. Remembering that the choice of establishments was made through the assessments of people who have already stayed in hotels quoted; we are not receiving any payment to indicate the hotels above and we are not responsible for any problems regarding the reservation made through Booking.com website.

How to get there

You can go to Calabria from any part of Italy.

By plane
Calabria has four airports; the main airports are Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, then Sant’Anna airport, in Crotone, and Vibo Valentia, the military airport.

By train
The railway infrastructure in Calabria covers about 850 km of lines, with about 115 stations.

By car
Calabria is accessible by car through the highway link and specifically through the A3 Salerno highway – Reggio Calabria – Reggina, which ends in the city of the same name. This road is free of tolls.

SPECIAL TIP: If you didn’t book your hotel in Calabria, check out the offers below and book your hotel through a trustworthy and reputable specialized website, Booking.com! Also, by booking with our link, you will be helping us to get discounts and exclusive promotions for you! And the best: without paying any addition charge! You will not regret! Access the link on the Blog and find the ideal hotel for your dreams vacation in Calabria! No delay, in a secure website and very convenience. Access now booking.com at the link below and do your reservation!

Booking.com

TRAVELING TO CALÁBRIA IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT BEING A REGION WITH A SMALL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGNERS, IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE TO VISIT THIS AMAZING PLACE WITHOUT ANY HELP, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ITALIAN.

HIRING OUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADMIRE EVERYTHING THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPETACULAR REGION HAS TO OFFER!

ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MOMENT BY HIRING THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE GUARANTEE OF THE BEST SERVICE.

WHY EXPERIENCE STRESSFUL TIMES ON YOUR SO DREAM VACATION IF YOU CAN HAVE EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE FOR THE BEST COST – BENEFIT?

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RATES, ‘MY GUIDE’ SERVICES, TOURIST ESCORTING, INTERPRETER OR ASSISTANCE TO FIND THE DOCUMENTS OF YOUR RELATIVES CALABRESES, EMAIL ME!

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Recommended hotels in Cosenza

Cosenza is one of the oldest cities in Italy and lies on seven hills that run through it. The area of the city is mixed, with sea and mountain in a harmonic and elegant way. It is land of historical cathedrals and known as the Athens of Italy due to its historical past of unspeakable value!

 

B&B Via dell’Astrologo

Considered one of the best B & B’s in town, it is in the heart of Cosenza!

Review: 9,2 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 60,00*

Location: With a privileged location, the hotel is less than 500 meters from the Duomo, Rendano Theater, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and the Castle of Cosenza; it is also close to bars and restaurants.

Address: Via Rutilio Benincasa 16, 87100 – Cosença, Itália.

Services: free wi-fi, free public parking.

Breakfast included: Yes.

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Italiana Hotels Cosenza

Hotel well located for fair rates. The hotel has an excellent restaurant and an buffet breakfast.

Review: 8,7 (Fabulous!)

Average daily rate: USD 90,00*

Location: The hotel is 3 km from some of Cosenza’s main attractions, such as the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Cosenza Cathedral and Norman Castle. It has bars and restaurants nearby.

Address: Via Panebianco 452, 87100 – Cosença, Itália.

Services: free Wi-Fi, free parking, gym, airport transfer, restaurant, bar.

Breakfast included: Yes.

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Royal Hotel

Hotel with great location; two minutes from the main street and the MAB outdoor museum.

Review: 8,6 (Fabulous!)

Average daily rate: USD 90,00*

Location: The hotel is in the heart of the downtown. It is also close to the Cathedral of Cosenza and the Church of San Francisco de Assisi, about 1.5 km away. It has bars and restaurants nearby.

Address: Via delle Medaglie d’Oro, 1, 87100 – Cosença, Itália.

Services: free Wi-Fi, free parking.

Breakfast included: Yes.

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 B&B Bruno

With a great location, it is only a few steps from the main tourist attractions of Cosenza.

Review: 8,6 (Very good!)

Average daily rate: USD 40,00*

Location: It is less than 500 meters from the church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Duomo and the Castle of Cosenza; there are bars and restaurants very close by.

Address: Corso Giuseppe Mazzini 27, 87100 – Cosença, Itália.

Services: free Wi-Fi, free parking.

Breakfast included: Yes.

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B&B Tribunale

A little further from downtown but no less comfortable, it is the ideal place for those looking for peacefulness. The walk to the old town.

Review: 9,6 (Exceptional!)

Average daily rate: USD 50,00*

Location: A few kilometers from the main tourist attractions of Cosenza, it is a great option for those looking for a quieter place to stay. Close to the hotel there are restaurants, bars and markets.

Address: Via Cesare Gabriele, 43 – Palazzo Falbo e La Neve, 87100 – Cosença, Itália.

Services: free Wi-Fi, free parking.

Breakfast included: Yes.

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Conclusions

The region of Calabria has hotels for all tastes and budgets! Regardless of the city you choose to stay, there will always be the ideal option for your lodging. Remembering that the choice of establishments was made through the assessments of people who have already stayed in hotels quoted; we are not receiving any payment to indicate the hotels above and we are not responsible for any problems regarding the reservation made through Booking.com website.

How to get there

You can go to Calabria from any part of Italy.

By plane
Calabria has four airports; the main airports are Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, then Sant’Anna airport, in Crotone, and Vibo Valentia, the military airport.

By train
The railway infrastructure in Calabria covers about 850 km of lines, with about 115 stations.

By car
Calabria is accessible by car through the highway link and specifically through the A3 Salerno highway – Reggio Calabria – Reggina, which ends in the city of the same name. This road is free of tolls.

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