Tour of Calabria. Calabrian splendors
Fully escorted tour of Calabria. 6 days/ 5 nights
Calabria guided tours: Private day tours of Calabria
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Day 1 Reggio Calabria Airport - Hotel
Upon arrival at Airport in Reggio Calabria, you will be greeted by your Tour Director who will escort you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be at your own leisure to either relax or enjoy the promenade facing on the Strait of Messina. Before dinner there will be a short orientation and welcome drink with your Tour Director. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Reggio Calabria - Gerace - Locri Epizephiri
Morning departure for a guided tour of the medieval hilltown of Gerace. Here you will visit a famous Norman Cathedral considered to be one of the largest in Southern Italy, dated 11th Century A.D. and the church of S. Francis with its wonderful inlaid marble altar. Time for sightseeing on your own through the narrow medieval style streets.. In the afternoon our tour continues for a visit to the archeological ruins of the Greek City Locri Epizephiri VIII - VII Century B.C. (the Temple of Marasà, the Greek -Roman theatre) Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Reggio Calabria - Scilla - Palmi - Reggio Calabria
This morning enjoy a city tour of Reggio Calabria here you will visit the National Museum that houses the famous "Bronzes of Riace", two Greek bronze statues dating back to the V century B.C. Free time to shop or enjoy a walk on the promenade overlooking Sicily and the straits of Messina, known as: "The most beautiful kilometre of the Italian peninsula" . We continue to the town of Scilla facing Charybdis (Today called Ganzirri). Admire its Medieval Castle that lies on a dominating position upon the strait of Messina and its picturesque fishermen's district called "Chianalea" where the houses are built right by the water's edge. We end our tour in Palmi visiting the ethnological museum. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4 Reggio Calabria - Pizzo - Tropea/ Vibo Valentia
Morning departure, driving along the Tyrrhenian Coast to the beautiful & picturesque seaside town of Tropea, which existed at the time of the Roman Empire, developed with the Norman's & more so with the Aragonese. Guided tour of the city centre & cathedral. Lunch and check in at your hotel. The tour continues passing through small beachside towns along the coast before arriving Pizzo Calabro famous for the Castle were Joacchino Murat (brother-in-law of Napoleon) was executed on October 18th,1815. Do not forget to taste the local gelato called "Tartufo"!. Overnight at your hotel in Tropea or surrounding area.
Day 5 Tropea/Vibo Valentia
Half board at hotel. Day at leisure to experience on your own. Tonight there will be an exciting Farewell "Calabrese" dinner with entertainment by a local folklore group with music & traditional 'Tarantella' dancing. Overnight at hotel
Day 6 Tropea/Vibo Valentia
Morning transfer to Lamezia Terme for connecting flight back home.