9 Days Explore Calabria Tour - Italy

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Day 1 - Saturday

Day 1 - Saturday

Arrival Day - Lamezia Terme Airport

Board overnight flight to Calabria. Up on arrival to Lamezia Terme International Airport, you will be welcomed by IBMT representative and transfer to Hotel accommodation in Calabria for check-in. Overnight in Calabria.


Day 2 - Sunday

Day 2 - Sunday

Tropea and Capo Vaticano

After breakfast, we are heading to Tropea and Capo Vaticano are the two most precious jewels of the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria. Tropea is the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The name of this town was mentioned for the first time by Pliny, The Older in the first century A.D. In the centre of this town, it is possible to admire the Church St. Mary of the Isle from a terrace on the sheer cliff top. Originally, this church was a Basilian system of the 11th century and it still belongs to the Abbey of Montecassino. The cathedral, which was built in Norman times, it is among the oldest buildings of the historical centre there. In the course of the centuries, it was rebuilt many times and today for the most part it is in the baroque style. Inside this church there are some artistic works, a picture by Lippo Benivieni, this is the wellknown Our Lady of Romania, who is one of the patron saints of Tropea. 

Back to the hotel with a stop in Capo Vaticano. The promontory of Capo Vaticano, which is made of white granite, dominates the coast and beautiful sandy beaches. It offers many views over the Aeolian Islands and the Straits of Messina. In the evening dinner and overnight stay in hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3 - Monday

Day 3 - Monday

Pizzo

After breakfast, tour to calabria continues by visiting "Pizzo". Pizzo Calabro is one of the most beautiful and famous fishing village with an historical centre, which is characterized by narrow streets and small squares. Here you will visit the small church of Piedigrotta, which is excaveted in the tufa stone and above the sea. Then you will go to visit the Aragonese Castle, where Joachim Murat was shot. At the end of this trip you will stop off to taste the famous Tartufo ice cream (facultative) , which is well-known in the whole world, and here you will have some time for the shopping. Our day ends here, going back to hotel to Relax. In evening, delicious dinner and overnight in hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 - Tuesday

Day 4 - Tuesday

Leisure Day | Aeolian Islands

After breakfast, It's a leisure day for you to explore city's most beautiful island by taking an Optional Tour to "Aeolian Islands".

The beautiful mini cruise takes you to the Aeolian Islands, which are only accessible by sea. Here you will find landscapes of incomparable beauty such as caves, coves, picturesque bays and cliff, that the nature created with strange shapes. The Aeolian Islands are among the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. By visiting these islands, you will gain cultural and intellectual enrichment and an unforgettable memory. The mini cruise has the following stops:Stromboli, the mythical fire-breather, consists entirely of a 900 metre high volcano, one of the four active volcanoes in Italy. Vulcano, the island of sulfur,  has some high cliffs and a wild panorama. This is what makes Vulacano a destination to visit. 

Lipari, despite the abundance of fashion boutiques, souvenir shops and cafes,  maintains its ancient charm. The fascinating nestled houses, the massive castle and the cathedral are perched on top of a natural rock, from where it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view. Lipari is a very pretty and lively town with narrow streets and old houses. In Lipari, it is possible to admire beautiful nature, excellent infrastructures and urban life, which is worshipped by the international jet set. 

After full day tour, you will be transferred to Hotel to enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5 - Wednesday

Day 5 - Wednesday

Scilla | Reggio Calabria

After breakfast, Depart for Scilla, the characteristic little town in the enchanting scenery of the Costa Viola. Here you will visit, the old fishing village which is known as Chianalea. The second stop is Ruffo Castle and St. Rocco’s church. After you will go to Reggio Calabria, an elegant city in Liberty style, which belongs to the Italian Art Nouveau period. Here you will also visit the National Archeological Museum, which holds the richest collection of Magna Grecia finds and the Bronzes of Riace. Then you will take a walk on the seafront promenade which was defined by Gabriele D’Annunzio as “The most beautiful kilometre in Italy” and then you will visit the Roman Baths, the Greek walls and the cathedral.

In evening heading to your hotel for overnight stay.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6 - Thursday

Hinterland of Calabria

After breakfast, departure to the Calabrian countryside. Arrival in Zungri, a municipality situated about 571 metres from sea level on the north slope of the plateau of Poro. Zungri is one of the most interesting of the agricultural centre of this area. Its historical centre, which  is characterized by simple architectures and it represents a social model of peasant life, which is developed in the time, but it still keeps some aspects of poor building. Here  we will visit a small family farm, which produces small quantity of onion, nduja (typical salami from Calabria), wine, cheese and vegetables. Typical products tasting with the possibility to buy them. After visiting the hospitable farm, you will see of the Caves of Zungrì and the Church of Our Lady of the snow. After half day tour, will be going to hotel and  you will have rest of the day at leisure for you to do some Shopping.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 - Friday

Day 7 - Friday

Nicastro and Tiriolo

After breakfast, departure for Lamezia Terme in the district of Nicastro with its old town, the Veterans' Church, which according to the few historical sources and some folk traditions, which is dating back to the year 1200 and was built on the ruins of an ancient basilican monastery. According to an old legend, a daughter of Frederick II, which lived in the castle, saw the Madonna delle Grazie (Madonna of Mercy) expressing the wish to build a church on the hill in front of the fortress. The place Nicastro was founded in the Byzantine period. The rebellious son Henry VII of the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II, was imprisoned in the Norman castle. The castle was severely damaged by the earthquake in 1638. Worth seeing is the cathedral SS. Pietro e Paolo, which was rebuilt after the earthquake in Baroque style. A walk on Corso Numistrano is definitely recommended. In the afternoon the trip goes to Tiriolo. The small village is located at 690 m above sea level. The German historian Armin Wolf is honorary citizen of Tiriolo since 2015. He argues that, the Phaeacians of the Odyssey had been based in Calabria, and locates their capital at Tiriolo. In Tiriolo was found in 1640 a bronze plaque with the text of the "Senatus consultus de Bacchanalibus" from 186 B.C. The original is now in Vienna. Worth seeing is the small museum, in which are exhibited the traditional Calabrian costumes. In Corso Garibaldi there are some palaces, whose elegant portals and windows can be admired. The ancient fortress is dominated by the ruins of the castle. The historic center was built around the castle with the beginning of 16th century. From the fortress and the entire historical center, you can see a charming panorama. At one glance you can see the Ionian Sea on one side and the Tyrrhenian Sea with the Aeolian Islands on the other. For this reason, Tiriolo is also called the city of the two seas.

After full day tour you come back to hotel, relax and enjoy evening dinner.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8 - Saturday

Departure | Flight Back Home

Good morning! It is now time for you to wrap this tour full of good memories of your beautiful vacation. It will be our pleasure, to plan your next tour for any of our world wide tours. 

After breakfast, according to your departure flight transfer to the airport will be provided for your return flight.

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Dates & Rates


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03 Apr 2020 04 Apr 2020 11 Apr 2020 $674 $920 $540 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Apr 2020 18 Apr 2020 25 Apr 2020 $674 $920 $540 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
01 May 2020 02 May 2020 09 May 2020 $674 $920 $540 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
15 May 2020 16 May 2020 23 May 2020 $674 $920 $540 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
29 May 2020 30 May 2020 06 Jun 2020 $708 $955 $565 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
12 Jun 2020 13 Jun 2020 20 Jun 2020 $708 $955 $565 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
26 Jun 2020 27 Jun 2020 04 Jul 2020 $772 $1019 $618 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 Jul 2020 11 Jul 2020 18 Jul 2020 $772 $1019 $618 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
24 Jul 2020 25 Jul 2020 01 Aug 2020 $805 $1053 $644 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
07 Aug 2020 08 Aug 2020 15 Aug 2020 $904 $1150 $725 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
21 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020 29 Aug 2020 $904 $1150 $725 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
04 Sep 2020 05 Sep 2020 12 Sep 2020 $708 $955 $565 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
18 Sep 2020 19 Sep 2020 26 Sep 2020 $708 $955 $565 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
02 Oct 2020 03 Oct 2020 10 Oct 2020 $674 $920 $540 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


The prices includes:

  • 7 nights Hotel accommodation with half board (breakfast and dinner) 
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Buffet Dinner
  • Transfer from the airport to the Hotel and back 
  • Excursions as in the program 
  • Tasting of typical Italian products
  • English speaking guide 
  • English speaking assistance in hotel   

The prices does not includes 

  • Tipps and Extras
  • Aeolian Islands excursion Trip
  • Entrance in Museums and archaeological sites
  • Portarage at airport.
  • Any meals not mentioned are extra.
  • Drinks at meals (except mentioned above).

Hotels

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Note: The hotel name will be comunicate 4 weeks before the arrival

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