Visit the beauties of Calabria with Italo
Thanks to the connections with the Trenitalia regional trains, you can easily reach the most beautiful places in Calabria starting from the cities of the Italo network.
Discovering the most beautiful destinations in Calabria with Italo
With Italo and thanks to the Itabus connections and the Trenitalia regional trains, you can reach all the main towns in Calabria.
Departures from Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia AV, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples and Salerno.
Furthermore, with the Itabus train+bus connections from Naples, you can easily reach places such as Sibari, Cariati, Cirò Marina and Crotone!
Departure from Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples.
And from the Italo AV stations of Scalea and Reggio Calabria and you can continue your journey with Trenitalia regional trains to Cosenza, Catanzaro and many other destinations.
From 15.09, with Italo and thanks to the Itabus connections you can reach new destinations in Calabria.
Departure from Milan, Reggio Emilia AV, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples.
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What to see in Calabria
Calabria is an enchanting region, nestled between the sea, picturesque villages, culture, history, peoples' traditions and the unspoiled nature of regional parks. In this region you will find breathtaking landscapes and beautiful scenery that have a magical atmosphere that is absolutely unmissable. Get ready to go on a trip you will never forget: the trip to Calabria.
Why visit Calabria?
Unlike the other regions of Italy, Calabria is a unique place because it is composed of small realities and a diverse territory. The villages of Calabria all have a story to tell along with ancient legends. The rest of the Calabrian territory is made up of magnificent coastlines, castles and protected, wild and unspoiled National Parks. This is why Calabria remains one of Italy's most interesting regions in terms of landscape and nature.
Calabria is the tip of the Italian boot but it still remains undiscovered and visited mainly in the summertime, and how can you blame? The sea in these parts is something unique in its 800 kilometers of coastline. In addition to the beaches, this ancient land between two seas, the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian, offers additional natural splendors including three National Parks with imposing mountains, lakes, waterfalls and gorges, along with countless rolling hills lined with olive trees and Mediterranean scrub.
Calabria and history
Calabria was once known as Magna Graecia because of the Greek settlements that were located on these very coasts. Its ancient rulers were the Spanish, the Turks, the Germans, but also the Austrians and the Bourbons, all peoples who influenced in some way the architecture, dialect, customs and cuisine of the area. A mixture of cultures and realities that have merged to create an inimitable and undiscovered national heritage.
Visiting Calabria: the Villages
Tropea's is definitely the jewel in the crown of Calabria. The rocks that plunge steeply into the sea creating striking scenery, crystal clear waters and clean beaches are nothing compared to the historic center of the village, a pedestrian area with many restaurants, cafes, stores and monuments. This is where the famous red onions come from, which are also used to make special compotes with a strong flavor.
A mysterious village perched on the rocks of Mount Calvary mountain, a truly fascinating place where time seems to stand still. Seeing this ghost town is an experience absolutely worth living and above all that is impossible to forget.
Located at the mouth of the Strait of Messina, Scilla almost seems to touch Sicily and is the pearl of the Costa Viola, and is a beautiful village with ancient origins. Here, in addition to seeing beautiful sunsets over the Ruffo Castle, you will be reminded of the famous six-headed sea monster from the Odyssey.
Calabria is a collection of different civilizations, and in Civita you will find the Albanian one, a people who arrived in the 15th century fleeing the Balkan invasions of the Ottoman Empire. The Albanian community keeps traditions alive through festivals, food, songs, dances and many festivals. Here you can see the Devil's Bridge that connects the canyon slopes of the Raganello Gorges, the deepest in Europe and located in the Pollino National Park.
Natural beauties of Calabria
A corner of Calabria that looks like paradise? It is called Arcomagno and it is located on the coast in San Nicola Arcella and it is a beach overlooked by a huge rock boulder in the shape of an arch. A natural arch that frames a clean beach and crystal clear sea and creates an inimitable atmosphere.
Sila National Park
The park embraces the provinces of Catanzaro, Cosenza and Crotone and features lakes, rivers, sunny beaches and ancient monuments. Totaling 150 thousand hectares of unspoiled nature, Sila Park is rich in natural beauty and is home to a wide variety of plant species, preserved in the wilderness and still inviolate in many areas.
Pollino National Park
What about another 192,000 hectares of wilderness stretching south of Basilicata and north of Calabria? The Pollino National Park also includes part of the Southern Apennines and numerous valleys including the Raganello Valley and the Coscile Valley.
The cities of Calabria
Reggio Calabria is the starting point of any trip to Calabria and is a modern and dynamic city full of things to see and especially experiences to experience. Stroll along the waterfront, visit the Magna Graecia Museum, see the Cathedral and Art Gallery along with the Aragonese Castle. These are just some of the many things to do and see in Reggio Calabria.
Known as the Athens of Italy, the city of Cosenza is a combination of history, art, culture and innovation scattered throughout a province with a vast and diverse territory. Cosenza is perfect for delving into the history of the origins of the Calabrian region because the city's many museums allow visitors to discover more about the roots of so much beauty.
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