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.
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.
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
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