Magica Calabria

Discover Calabria the region at the toe of Italy’s boot, the extreme south of Italy!
From Lamezia Terme discover the Southern Italian region of Calabria where the wine culture was born, the land of Magnia Grecia, and in which nature is still alive and untouched. Journey on unforgettable experience, surrounded by nature, far from the classic and crowded circuits. Discover ancient villages and modern cities with a glorious past, and traditions that are breathed at every step
8 Days from $3169/person CAD
Family
Food & Wine
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Off The Beaten Path
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Departures

Available every Thursday from June to October 2022

Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Local guides and an assistant throughout the tour
  • Daily breakfast and 7 dinners at the hotel
  • 1 lunch in a farmhouse/restaurant in Sila
  • Private arrival transfer from Lamezia Terme airport to the Cosenza hotel
  • All transfers with luxury vehicle and driver, from day 1 to day 8
  • Touring with a English-speaking local guide in Cosenza, Sibari, Rossano, Altomonte, Pizzo Calabro, Tropea, Scilla and Reggio Calabria
  • Visit Sila National Park with an assistant
  • Tastings of artisan ice cream in Sila, licorice at the Amarelli Museum, the truffle of Pizzo, typical products in Tropea, and Bergamot products in Reggio Calabria
  • Visit a farm in Sila
  • Entrance tickets to Sibari archaeological park, Amarelli Museum, Diocesan Museum in Rossano, Murat Castle of Pizzo, Ruffo Castle in Scilla, Archaeological Museum, and Bergamot Museum in Reggio Calabria

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Lunches and Beverages during meals
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Private departure airport transfer
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CALABRIA

Arrive at Lamezia Terme airport and transfer to the hotel in Cosenza. Check-in at the hotel, time for relaxation, and lunch (not included). In the afternoon, walk in the center for a first discovery of the city and for shopping. Return to the hotel for a welcome dinner and overnight. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Europa, Cosenza, or similar

DAY 2: COSENZA > PAOLA > TIRRENO > COSENZA

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Paola. Stop at the Sanctuary of San Francesco di Paola, for an unforgettable experience steeped in mysticism and history.
At the end of the visit, return to Cosenza for free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, meet your guide and discover one of the jewels of Calabria when you explore Cosenza. You’ll learn more about Cosenza’s ancient origins, and discover the city's best-known highlights including Cosenza Cathedral, Bilotti Open Air Museum, and much more. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Europa, Cosenza, or similar

DAY 3: COSENZA > PARCO DELLA SILA > COSENZA

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a full day discovering the mountains of Sila. Departure towards the heart of the Sila National Park and along the way, stop at a farm for a short visit of the productions and farms and for gelato tasting produced with milk and fruit juices produced on site.

Continuation and arrival at the visitor center in Cupone, an environmental education center with nature trails, wildlife observatories, a museum, and a geological garden, near the picnic area along Lake Cecita. The National Park is one of the largest in Italy, with over a thousand-year history.

Afterward, continue to the village of Camigliatello Silano and on arrival, transfer to the "Farmers' Market", for a lunch based on local products, in a typical Silana atmosphere full of scents and authenticity. After lunch, free time to discover the beauty of this small mountain village. Camigliatello Silano, located at 1,300 meters above sea level, with its ski slopes, countless craft shops, and typical mountain restaurants, is one of the places of the Silano Plateau of major tourist attractions during all seasons. In the late afternoon, return to the hotel in Cosenza, for dinner, and overnight. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Europa, Cosenza, or similar

DAY 4: COSENZA > SIBARI > ROSSANO > ALTOMONTE > COSENZA

Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the driver, and departure for the Archaeological Park of Sibari. Upon arrival, meet your guide and visit the park. After a walk along with the "cardi" and the "decumani" (the city streets), transfer to the Museum of Sibaritide. In the end, continue to Rossano Scalo, for a visit to the "Licorice Museum" Amarelli and taste the typical specialties produced since 1500 by the Amarelli family.

Free time for lunch (not included) and early afternoon, transfer to Rossano Calabro, for a short visit to the beautiful Cathedral of Maria S.ma Achiropita (with the mysterious painting of the Madonna) but above all for a visit to the Diocesan Museum that houses a precious Christian historical relic, the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, of the sixth century.

In the end, continue to Altomonte for a stop in this beautiful village, declared "one of the most beautiful villages in Italy". Guided tour of the village and late afternoon return to Cosenza for dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Europa, Cosenza, or similar

DAY 5: COSENZA > PIZZO CALABRO > COSTA DEGLI DEI

Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards the Coast of the Gods. Stop in Pizzo Calabro, meet with the guide, and visit the village, starting from the ancient Castle of Pizzo, also called the Castle Murat. At the exit from the Castle, you arrive near the "Piazzetta di Pizzo", which offers a breathtaking view of the gulf, with a wonderful view up to Tropea.

Continuation of the walk, through the historic center with the typical alleys and Piazza Della Repubblica, to the Cathedral of San Giorgio Martire, the place of worship where he was buried own King Joachim Murat. Free time for lunch (not included) and relaxation.

In the afternoon, enjoy a tasting of one of the excellence of Calabria, the truffle of Pizzo. Homemade ice cream, semi-spherical, made of hazelnut and chocolate, with a heart of dark chocolate that has the characteristic of melting before ice cream and forming a thick black cream, is produced only in these areas of Calabria. Arrive at the hotel on the Costa Degli Dei for dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Cala del Porto, Costa Degli Dei area, or similar

DAY 6: COSTA DEGLI DEI > TROPEA > COSTA DEGLI DEI

After breakfast, transfer to Tropea and meet with the guide for an exciting visit to the "Pearl of the Tyrrhenian". Legend has it that the town was founded by Hercules. Its historic center has a rare beauty and reaches the terrace overlooking the sea. With your guide, discover the gems of Tropea including the famous Maria dell' Isola, the Norman Cathedral, and more!

Enjoy free time to buy in the typical shops, local products, ceramics, and typical Tropean clothes. In the end, you will have free time for lunch (not included).

In the afternoon, transfer to S. Nicolò di Ricadi, and visit a local company where you will learn about the transformation of the “Cipolla di Tropea”. During the visit, you will be illustrated the stages of production and processing, the organoleptic characteristics of the product, and the methods of storage and use. At the end of the lesson, you will taste the precious local product, from canapés to jam. Return to the hotel for dinner, and overnight. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Cala del Porto, Costa Degli Dei area, or similar

DAY 7: COSTA DEGLI DEI > SCILLA > REGGIO CALABRIA

After breakfast, departure for Reggio Calabria. Along the way, stop in Scilla for a visit to the Chianalea district and the Ruffo Castle, with a history that starts from the Etruscan era. In the end, continue towards Reggio Calabria. Upon arrival, visit the Lungomare Falcomatà and continue to the historic center, consisting of Art Nouveau buildings and along Corso Garibaldi, towards the Duomo, with the baroque chapel of S.S. Sacramento, the Aragonese Castle, and the Roman baths, until you reach Piazza De Nava, for a visit to the Archaeological Museum.

Inside the museum, gaze upon the numerous ancient artifacts of Magna Grecia including the famous Riace Bronzes, two sculptural statues masterpieces of Greek
art found on the beaches of Riace.

Free time and visit the Museum of Bergamot in Reggio Calabria which will take you on an exciting journey through history, and culture. The famous Calabrian citrus grove, of ancient origins, whose essence is the basis of many perfumes and cosmetics, is also used in the food industry, in the production of confectionery and tea. During the visit, taste its special and unforgettable flavor. In the end, transfer to the hotel, check in for dinner, and overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the É Hotel, Reggio Calabria, or similar

DAY 8: REGGIO CALABRIA DEPARTURE

Final breakfast and enjoy your free time exploring the promenade for shopping before the tour comes to an end. Optional private transfer to Lamezia Terme airport is available upon request. Meals: B


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