A tour around Calabria, including tour guides, coach for transfer during all round 8 days, full board accommodation. Everything in order to know the classic destinations of great cultural and artistic interest.
Day 1 Arrive in Calabria
Check into the hotel at Cosenza.
Day 2 Paola – Cosenza
Sightseeing of the old centre of Cosenza with its Cathedral (UNESCO heritage) and the MAB (Bilotta’s Open Air Museum) in the modern part of the town where you can admire several sculptures of famous authors such as De Chirico, Dalì, Manzù, etc. Guided visit to the St. Francesco Sanctuary in Paola, the spiritual centre of the Patron of Calabria and charming town that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Day 3 Morano – Altomonte
Guided walking tour of Morano Calabro, on a mountainside in the Pollino National Park, belonging, with Altomonte, to “The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy“, a Club which selects small Italian towns cut off the flow of visitors and tourists. We suggest a visit to the Museum of Rural Life to know more about traditions of these people. Then sightseeing of the Altomonte historical centre, the Pallotta Tower and the beautiful church of Saint Maria della Consolazione. We suggest a visit of the Civic Museum which houses several works of art.
Day 4 Rossano – Corigliano Calabro
Guided walking tour of Rossano, at its Byzantine historical centre and the Diocesan Museum, where is the famous Codex Purpureus, a greek Gospels of the sixth century. We suggest the visit at the Amarelli family’s Museum of Liquorice. In the afternoon sightseeing of the Castle in Corigliano Calabro, recently restored and one of the best preserved in Calabria.
Day 5 Tropea – Pizzo
Guided walking tour of Tropea, one of the most famous place of Calabria, a historical centre which is characterized by narrow streets and unforgettable views over the sea. In the afternoon sightseeing of Pizzo Calabro, where you can taste the famous ice cream called “Tartufo” (truffle), enjoying the view of the castle where Gioacchino Murat dead. Very interesting is the Church of Madonna from Piedigrotta, which is in a cave on the beach and where the sculptures were carved from the rock inside. Transfer to hotel in Siderno.
Day 6 Gerace – Locri – Stilo
Guided walking tour of Gerace, important little town of art called “monumental historical centre” with several churches and palaces and one of the biggest Cathedral in Calabria. In the afternoon guided visit of the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Locri Epizephiri. Then transfer to Stilo and guided visit at the superb Catholic, a rare example of Byzantine art.
Day 7 Reggio C. – Scilla
Guided walking tour of Reggio Calabria, the Riace Bronzes, the Cathedral and the promenade which was defined by the writer D’Annunzio “the most beautiful kilometer of Italy“. In the afternoon sightseeing of Scilla, with its picturesque fishing quarter called “Chianalea” and the Ruffo’s Castle.
Day 8 Departure
Departure for return trip.