You'll get a real flavour of Calabria's ‘Coast of the Gods' on this tour. As well as visiting Capo Vaticano, famed for its views of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, you'll discover the heritage-rich towns of Tropea and Pizzo. You'll visit a typical shop and learn about local products. In Pizzo, make sure to try a tartufo ice cream – it's the local favourite.
A winery tour with a difference. Run by larger-than-life Calabrian Cosmo Rombolà, the Cantina Masicei vineyards boast an unbeatable location on slopes overlooking the Tropean coastline. You'll learn all about the wine growing and making processes before rounding off the visit with a tasting session of Como's organic wines paired with local delicacies.
Taking in both ‘Italy's most beautiful kilometre' and ‘the Calabrian Venice', this tour is big on beauty. First up is free time in Reggio Calabria, the ‘toe of Italy'. Stroll along the statue-lined promenade with views of Sicily, or visit the Museum of Magna Graecia. Then, it's onward to the fishing village of Scilla. Enjoy a guided walk around Chianalea, before an optional visit to the medieval castle.
On this tour you'll cross the Strait of Messina by ferry and explore the island that's virtually a country in itself – Sicily. And while the drive is long, some trips are worth it. This trip gives you the perfect introduction to Taormina, with around four hours of free time to explore.It all begins with a journey through some spectacular scenery. Travelling along untouched areas of the Calabrian countryside, you'll take in wow-factor panoramas between mountain and sea before crossing the strait to Sicily. Hit dry land and we'll head to Taormina where there's free time to explore the historic monuments and hilltop vistas.A must-see is the ancient Greek theatre – perched atop cliffs over the Med, you can see Mount Etna lurking on the horizon. You'll also have a chance to shop on the quaint high-street and do some exploring on your own.
The Aeolian Islands are a true natural paradise and can be easily explored on a day trip from Tropea. Spend a full day on this island-hopping tour – the archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – taking in Vulcano, the charming port town of Lipari and the active volcanic island of Stromboli.Relax into your journey across the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a good chance of wild dolphins escorting you some of the way to your first port of call – Stromboli. Enjoy dramatic views of the island's dominating feature – the active volcano that towers above all else. With any luck, you'll get to witness one of its eruptions, known to the locals as the Sciara del fuoco – ‘Stream of fire'.Then it's on to soak up the charm of the pastel-coloured, thriving fishing port of Lipari – the largest town on the island of the same name. Your last stop on this is Vulcano, where you'll get to relax and take a dip in the hot waters warmed by sulphuric vapours from the seabed, in view of a steaming volcanic crater.
Life on Stromboli is dominated by the active volcano that gives the island its name. Cruise over from Tropea and you'll spend the afternoon exploring the village of San Vincenzo before trying to catch the ‘Sciara del fuoco' explosions against the night sky.
It's no accident that this stunning stretch of Calabria's coastline is known as the ‘Coast of the Gods'. Sail along the coast, taking in the sun-soaked beauty of spots such as, Capo Vaticano, Formicoli, with its famous Skeleton Cave and Riaci Bay, stopping to snorkel in clear waters along the way.
With beaches straight out of the Caribbean and a coastline that's some of Mother Nature's best work, Calabria's ‘Coast of the Gods' makes for one cracking sunset cruise. This small group boat trip promises an evening of bay visits, a typical Italian aperitif and a show of colours to make you fall head over heels.
Officially one of the Italy's prettiest towns, Gerace definitely deserves all the attention it can get. And on this full day tour you'll travel to this photogenic medieval town for a walking tour and a tasting of products with bergamot – the green gold of Calabria.
Discover the beauty of the "Costa degli Dei" among beaches, bays and coves that can only be reached by sea and snorkel in crystal clear waters.