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Head off the beaten path in Italy

8 days From £1,199 per person
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2022 Tour code: 22TRF

About the tour

Discover Italy's best-kept secret as you head off the beaten path in unspoilt Calabria. Step into a world of pristine beaches lapped by turquoise waters, rolling hills dotted with citrus trees, and sleepy, old-world towns bursting with charm.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - To Naples & Tropea

Meet in London or travel to your local airport for the flight to Naples. From here, begin the journey to Calabria, a striking region in the 'toe' of Italy that's somewhat untouched by tourism. Pause in Battipaglia in the mozzarella-producing region of Campania, where you try fresh mozzarella and enjoy a glass of wine with lunch. You arrive in Tropea and check into your all inclusive hotel.

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  • Dinner
Day 2 - Tropea

You're introduced to Tropea with a guided walking tour, followed by free time to explore. Perched on a rugged cliffside overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tropea epitomises Calabrian beauty. With its dazzling white beaches, dramatic rock formations, maze of cobblestoned streets and history bathed in myth and legend, the town offers the perfect introduction to the undiscovered delights of Calabria.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Stromboli

Enjoy a free morning in Tropea; your hotel is close to the Old Town and offers a free shuttle service to its own private beach. This afternoon you catch a boat to Stromboli. Crowned by mighty Mount Stromboli, an active volcano that throws out small but regular eruptions, the island is nicknamed 'the lighthouse of the Mediterranean'. After time in Stromboli village, with its dramatic black sand beach and great restaurants and cafés, leave by boat at sunset. This is the perfect time to admire the volcano's epic natural light show, as fountains of glowing crimson burst from its core against the night sky. You anchor nearby and spend time marvelling at the eruptions before returning to Tropea.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Tropea

You have a day free to relax or explore Tropea further. You could sit by the pool at the hotel with a refreshing drink from the all inclusive selection. If you'd like to head out into Tropea, perhaps enjoy a taste of the region with a cup of Earl Grey in a local café. 90% of the world's bergamot comes from Calabria, which is used to create the delicate tea.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Reggio di Calabria & Scilla

Begin your day with a train journey to Reggio di Calabria, a coastal city that looks out across the ocean to Sicily. The waterfront here is so stunning, it's been nicknamed 'the most beautiful kilometre in Italy', and you soak up its beauty on a guided tour. Admire views over the beach and blue-green waters before continuing to the fishing village of Scilla, where you're free to explore. Named after the Greek mythological sea monster Scylla, the town is packed with history. There's plenty of little bars and restaurants you could pop into for a glass of wine or bite to eat. Food in the region is simple and delicious, highlighting local produce like Calabrian chilli and 'Nduja, both delicious in a bowl of pasta. You return to your hotel by rail.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Serra San Bruno & Stilo

Step back in time in Calabria's historic towns and villages, first visiting Serra San Bruno. This enchanting village sits nestled in the mountains surrounded by woodland and is crowned by a serene monastery. Discover the town's quaint centre filled with ancient stone buildings on an insightful guided tour. Next, visit rural Stilo, one of Italy's most beautiful towns, which looks over a seemingly endless green sea of olive groves and lush countryside down to the Ionian Sea. You have free time to explore its delightful jumble of narrow lanes, staircases and archways, which open onto quaint piazzas lined with tempting bars and coffee shops.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Pizzo

Take the train to Pizzo, a characteristic coastal town where pastel-coloured houses cling to the cliffside, leading to a sandy beach with crystalline waters. Arriving at the station, step back in time as you transfer into the town centre by Ape Calessino, an iconic Italian vehicle made popular in the 1960s and still loved today for its retro appeal. In Pizzo, you head to a local café to sample the town's famous speciality - Tartufo di Pizzo, a delicious chocolate and hazelnut gelato desert. This is followed by time to explore at your own pace. Relax by the sparkling waters, or perhaps visit the Chiesetta di Piedigrotta, a chapel filled with intricate statues carved out of a rocky cave, found a short walk from the town.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Home

Bidding farewell to Calabria, your holiday comes to an end as you transfer to Naples airport for your flight to the UK.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Michelizia Resort, Tropea

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