Experience the highlights of Southern Italy with Transat

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Visiting Calabria—a swath of land between two stunning bodies of water—without dipping your toes in both the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian seas would be missing out on one of its greatest features. The best beaches are the Ionian Pietragrande and the Caminia, while Tropea and Diamante are Tyrrhenian hot spots.

Experience the highlights of Southern Italy

With our packages to Southern Italy, land in Lamezia and follow the coast down to Tropea and Capo Vaticano, caught between dramatic cliffs and a crystal-blue sea, and unravel Herculean legends, chase the perfect sunset and taste the dolce vita in its purest form.

(Photo of Kalafiorita Resort) 

LIST OF BENEFITS: 

  • Lamezia Your Way - Lamezia opens the door to Southern Italy’s underrated gems, like Reggio di Calabria’s beaches and Dino Island’s fascinating blue cave. From Calabria, head to the Greek temples and volcanoes of Sicily, or travel to the heel of Italy’s boot – Matera’s ancient cave dwellings and Puglia’s pristine white sands are well worth the detour.
  • Couples - Luxuriate with your sweetheart at the Terme di Caronte, sulphurous mineral springs that have been a place of healing and comfort for wayfarers, soldiers and messengers since Ancient Greece. Let the Castello Normanno Svevo, an ensemble of ruins high on a hill, capture your imagination. Built at the end of the 9th century, heavily damaged over the years by earthquakes, and then abandoned in the 1700s, the castle lends itself to picturing the romance of a bygone era.
  • Kid- Friendly Fun - Kids love running through the hundreds of hectares of olive groves and vineyards at the Azienda Agricola Statti, not to mention visiting the 600 dairy cows on the premises. Three or four calves are born here each day, making for an extra special experience. A half hour’s drive takes you to Pizzo Calabro, where the whole family can enjoy the spectacular Calabrian seaside. Be sure to have a taste of this town’s most famous export—tartufo ice cream.
  • Travelling with Friends Visiting Calabria—a swath of land between two stunning bodies of water—without dipping your toes in both the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian seas would be missing out on one of its greatest features. The best beaches are the Ionian Pietragrande and the Caminia, while Tropea and Diamante are Tyrrhenian hot spots.

HURRY! OFFER ENDS ON MARCH 28TH 2019

Transat (Reg #50009486) is a division of Transat Tours Canada Inc., and is registered as a travel wholesaler in Ontario (Reg #50009486) with offices at 191 The West Mall, Suite 800 Etobicoke, ON M9C 5K8; in British Columbia (Reg #2454) with offices at 2175 West 41st Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 1Z6; in Quebec (Reg #754241) with offices at 300 Léo-Pariseau, Suite 500, Montreal QC H2X 4C2.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lamezia

Arrive in Lamezia. 

Day 2: Lamezia • Diamante 

Pick up your rental car at the Lamezia airport and drive to Diamante for your 2-night stay.

(Skyview of Lamezia)

Day 3: Diamante

Enjoy a walk in the village of Diamante, known for its murals. Then, visit Paola, birthplace of St. Francis, patron saint of Calabria, where you can see the beautiful basilica.

Day 4: Diamante • Civita

In the morning, drive to beautiful Civita for your 1-night stay. On the way, stop in Morano Calabro to explore this charming village. Then, continue to Castrovillari, where you’ll see the 15th-century Aragonese Castle. Your last stop can be Altomonte, a quaint and typical Calabrian town of steep stairways and winding streets.

(Photo of Hotel Villagio)

Day 5: Civita • Scilla

In the morning, depart for Scilla, a small town along the enchanting Costa Viola, for your 1-night stay. During the day, drive to Reggio Calabria, an elegant city where you can walk along the beautiful seafront promenade and see the Roman baths, Greek ruins and cathedral..

Day 6 - 8: Scilla • Tropea

In the morning, stop in Gerace, an ancient and medieval town in the Aspromonte National Park, as well as Locri, on your way to stunning Tropea for your 3-night stay. Over the 2 days there, you’re free to visit Pizzo Calabro, one of the most beautiful fishing villages, and try the famous tartufo ice cream. You can also drive to Capo Vaticano or visit a farm in Lamezia Terme for wine and olive oil tastings. Don’t miss the beautiful beaches in Tropea and Capo Vaticano.

(Photo of Michelizia Tropea Resort) 

Day 9: Tropea • Lamezia • Toronto

Drop off your car at the Lamezia airport and board your return flight.

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