Calabria is located at the "toe" of the Italian Peninsula and surrounded by crystal-clear sea. This region offers incredible sights of rocky coasts and sandy beaches, vestiges of its ancient origins, a huge green mountain rage and blue lakes with waterfalls. For diving fans Costa Viola is indispensable. Its sea beds, at few metres from the beach and at some metres of depth, offer a real submerged paradise made of caves, sea fans, sponges’ colonies, and oases of posidonia.
Those who are interested in history know that Calabria is the cradle of Magna Graecia, a period that deeply marked the history of this region. It is the place of ancient Roman settlements, many of which are still preserved. There are plenty of churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and places you must see.
The warmest average high temperature is 32 °C in July and August, while the coolest average low temperature is 8 °C in January and February. It is usually hot and dry in the summer and there is a rainy season from October through February.
5 things to see
Riace Bronzes in the Archeological Museum della Magna Grecia
Fogliatelle and Marmarico waterfalls
National Parks of Sila, Aspromonte and Pollino
the medieval city Gerace
5 things to do
Snorkeling and diving at the Costa Viola
Windsurfing and kitesurfing
Skiing in Sila
Rafling along the Lao river
Taste strangugghi (homemade Italian pasta)
The best way to travel to Calabria is by train. You can take an Eurostar train to Reggio Calabria from Rome and Naples. Once there, there are many regional trains to reach nearby villages. Trains arrive at the Stazione Centrale, in the south of the city center and from there you can also take buses to anywhere in the city.
From the Stazione Marittima, in the north of the city which can be reached by bus, you can take ferries to Messina, in Sicily, the Aeolian Islands and Malta.
Reggio Calabria Airport, Aeroporto dello Stretto, most of the flights are within Italy.