Calabria Holidays

Rugged mountains, untouched coastlines and medieval villages - Calabria is a region like no other in Italy.

Perched in the ‘toe’ of Italy’s ‘boot’, the sleepy region has remained untouched by tourism. Visit here and you can explore stunning landscapes of national parks that are home to rare birds and delicate wild flora. Or drive along the coastal roads that hug the cliff side and offer sensational views over the crystal-clear waters towards the Aeolian Islands.

If rest and relaxation are on the agenda, then Calabria won’t disappoint with plenty of sandy beaches framed by crystalline waters and sleepy fishing villages where you can stop for an authentic lunch. Seaside towns like Tropea are ideal for an afternoon stroll to stretch your legs or perhaps indulge in an afternoon prosecco in a local café. And Capo Vaticano boasts some of the most stunning coastlines of Calabria, perhaps even Italy itself.

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Resort Code: ITCD

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Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£425pp
  • 87 rooms

Set on the beach front in the heart of Capo Vaticano the Villaggio Baia d’Ercole offers a relaxing retreat. Enjoy the large swimming pool, sandy beach and tennis courts. 

  • from£572pp
  • 123 rooms

This modern resorts sits on the edge of Calabria’s coast and enjoys lovely sea views towards the Aeolian Islands. Enjoy a wealth of facilities from the large pool to the impressive thalasso spa.

  • from£438pp
  • 43 rooms

This boutique hotel enjoys a wonderful position just 700 metres from Tropea’s historic centre. Enjoy modern guest rooms, a charming restaurant and a swimming pool with panoramic views.

  • from£1234pp
  • 108 rooms

Immersed in luscious gardens the seaside resort of Baia del Sole boasts its own private beach on Calabria's Tyrrhenian coast. The hotel's pool has lovely sea views and on a clear day you'll be able to see Sicily's volcanic Aeolian Islands. 

Things To Do

Try the local digestivo

Italy is famed for its digestivo (after dinner drink) and Capo Vaticano, a lovely town on the Tyrrhenian coast, has its very own called Vecchio Amaro del Capo. The amber-coloured liqueur is unique to Calabria and is infused with local aniseed, liquorice, peppermint, and other herbs. 

Taste the pepperoncino

The horn shaped red chilli pepper has become Calabria's unofficial symbol. Other than being a spicy addition to many local dishes, it is also thought to ward off malocchio (the evil eye). 

Head to the bustling markets

Most towns have a weekly market where your likely to find locally grown and produced foods such as fresh fruits, cured olives, local honey and tasty baked goods.

Hit the beach

The region is famed for its beautiful coast line. Spend days exploring sandy stretches, secluded coves and admiring impressive rock formations. Om most beaches you can pay locally to rent umbrellas and sun loungers.

Explore the national parks

Over 91% of Calabria is covered by mountains and forests, most of which are protected in the many national parks. pen days exploring forests, canyons, streams and waterfalls. The parks can be seen on foot, by bike or by car.

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