Join us on a holiday to Calabria
Become immersed in authentic Italian life on a visit to Calabria. Located in sun-drenched southwest Italy, this region remains relatively untouched by the hands of tourism.
This makes it a wonderful destination to experience the bustle and charm of everyday Italian life - siestas included. There is a brilliantly diverse range of landscapes to explore on Calabria holidays, from quaint villages and dramatic mountains to historic cities and much-loved beaches.
The region's rugged interior is home to three national parks and the Aspromonte, Pollino and Sila mountain ranges, while its charming unspoilt towns and villages, including Tropea, Cosenza, and Scilla, have long been popular destinations for many Calabria tours. The region's largest city, Reggio Calabria, is lively and authentic and boasts the magnificent Archaeological Museum and an array of local restaurants, serving humble yet superb dishes. From swimming in clear Mediterranean waters to exploring world-class museums, our Calabria escorted tours offer the chance to discover the very best of this enigmatic region.
Things to do in Calabria
There are so many enticing ways to experience La Dolce Vita in this Italian gem.
Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria
Discover ancient treasures at the renowned Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, home to four floors of artefacts spanning the prehistoric and Roman periods, including the world's largest collection of Greek bronzes from the 5th century B.C.
A particular highlight of many Calabria tours, the town of Scilla is formed of a maze of narrow and characterful streets that lead to a small beach framed by colourful traditional houses.
Calabria holidays also provide the chance to set sail on a boat trip to the stunning Aeolian Isles, where you can enjoy a volcanic mud bath or a restorative dip in the waters surrounding them.
Things to see in Calabria
This untouched paradise is just waiting to be explored by the curious traveller.
Food and Drink in Calabria
The pepperoncino, a spicy chili pepper, is a staple ingredient in Calabrian cooking.
This is thanks to the local climate which makes it readily available. Used in many classic dishes, it is traditionally believed to ward off illness.
While Parmigiana can be found throughout Italy, the Calabrian version, Parmigiana alla Calabrese, includes the addition of boiled eggs and the Calabrian sausage and onion for a delicious fuller flavour.
Calabrians have a taste for ice cream, evident in the many varieties that hail from the region. Among the best to sample are gelato alla liquirizia, a liquorice-flavoured gelato, crema Reggina, a rum-flavoured ice cream, and tartufo di Pizzo, truffle-shaped balls of ice cream coated in cocoa powder.
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