The itineraries and excursions to explore Southern Italy are endless: we’re talking about unique regions with the variety of beauty of its territory, where there is a perfect balance between the sea and mountains, hills and plains. Today we are going to visit Calabria through a 08-day tour of Classic tour; with this itinerary, visitors will be able to enjoy the best of Calabria! Welcome to our post of the day: an Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria. Here at Traveling to Calabria you make the trip of your dreams!!! Are you staying in Calabria? LOOKING FOR A HOTEL IN CALABRIA? Check our suggestions! Click here!
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1) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – First day
On the first day we will arrive in the morning at the airport of Lamezia (SUF), or at the railway station of Paola, then we will take a transfer to Amantea, and we will go straight to the Hotel to check in, have a welcome cocktail, and prepare to meet with your guide. At the end of the day, return to the hotel, have dinner nearby and take some rest. Read also: What are the 10 must-see farms hotels in Calabria?
2) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – Second day
Amantea – After a delicious breakfast, we will visit the Amantea Sunday Market, an incredible folklore gallery, unique in its kind, which works there since 1432. Next, we will visit the Convent of San Bernardino, going to the historic center, until the Palazzo delle Clarisse, and then we will stop for lunch. Our afternoon will be free to, maybe, take a walk around the town, then return to the hotel, have dinner and rest. Read also Are You Descendant Of Calabrian?
3) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – Third day
Amantea / Sibari / Rossano / Amantea – After the breakfast, we will have a historic conference with the guide about the program of the day and transfer to Sibari, to visit the Museum. Then we go to an agrotourism for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Museo Diocesano de Rossano, to admire the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis welcomed by a theater group that will perform in the Cathedral cloister. Return to the hotel, have dinner and rest. Read also about The Best Cooking Schools in Calabria!
4) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – Fourth day
Amantea / Belmonte / Amantea – After breakfast, around 10 am, we will leave for Belmonte Calabro to visit the old Capuchin monastery to watch and participate in the homemade bread ritual, savoring the bread that is still warm and accompanied by other local specialties, such as good wine and spring water, all within a charming setting. In the afternoon, we go with a guided tour to the old medieval village for a theatrical show. On the way back, stop at Colavolpe’s famous studio for shopping at a mall. At the end of the day we will return to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
5) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – Fifth day
Amantea / Santa Severina / Amantea – After breakfast, we will have another brief historical conference with the guide about the day’s program and departure for Santa Severina, the “stone ship”. In the 9th century, Severina, in addition to Tropea and Amantea, was an Arab emirate, and included in the Club “The most beautiful villages in Italy”, referring to Byzantine times – five centuries after the collapse of the Eastern Roman Empire – is the most important historical document in the entire South, and not only in Calabria. The castle, completely restored, reveals 1200 years of history! After the visit, lunch in Locanda del Re, and in the afternoon visit to the Museo Diocesano and Battistero, from Byzantine times. At the end of the day, return to the hotel, have dinner and take some rest.
6) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – Sixth day
Amantea / Gerace / ReggioCalabria – After the breakfast, we will check out and depart for Gerace, a Norman city par excellence; we will have lunch booked in advanced in an agritourism. Then we will continue our tour to Reggio Calabria. After arriving at Reggio Calabria we will go straight to the hotel for have dinner and rest.
7) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – Seventh day
Reggio Calabria / Scilla / Reggio Calabria – After breakfast, we will leave for Scilla to visit the town of Chianalea, known as the famous “Venice of the South”, also part of the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Lunch will be booked at a local restaurant with the local specialty: swordfish. Then we will return to Reggio Calabria and visit the famous Bronzi di Riace statues. After that, we will have some free time for shopping, return to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
8) Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria! – Eighth and last day
After breakfast, unfortunately, we will check out. Then we will take a transfer to the airport, or to the train station and reach the end of our trip through this beautiful Classic Calabria Tour.
Map – Eight-Day itinerary in the Classic Calabria!
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