Bright blue, white shores, cliffs overlooking the sea alternating with white cliffs, this is the Coast of the Gods, a stretch of coastline of about 55 km of beaches and pristine landscapes, from Nicotera to Pizzo Calabro.
Named for its extraordinary beauty, the crystal clear water of its sea, for the wonderful sunsets where colors and shades alternate, creating a dance of unrepeatable images, wide beaches of fine sand, some of which can only be reached by sea. Among the most famous beaches is Briatico where the characteristic of the landscape, in addition to the superb sea, are the scattered towers built in ancient times to defend themselves from the Saracens. You must stop at the beach of Sant’Irene, a true corner of paradise where the rocky coast alternates with stretches of fine white sand.
Then there is Tropea, a nostalgic but lively city where past and present combine beautiful landscapes: the sea, the land, and the Coast of the Gods. It is nice to walk through its alleys, among ancient noble palaces, craft shops and modern boutiques. From Corso Vittorio Emanuele you can reach the terrace with a splendid view of the sanctuary of S. Maria dell’Isola, built on the tip of the homonymous rock, connected to the mainland by a tongue of sand.
As far as the cuisine is concerned, we must mention the red onion of Tropea, famous all over the world, which accompanies many local dishes, and the characteristic spicy salami “la Nduja”, spreadable on homemade bread.
Very interesting are its small villages overlooking the sea, with their ancient culture, including Pizzo, which stands on a cliff of tuff overlooking the ground. Pizzo is called the city of ice cream, where you can enjoy the famous truffle made with chocolate and hazelnut. From here you can visit the Aragonese Castle where Joachim Murat, King of Naples and brother-in-law of Napoleon, was imprisoned and sentenced.
To the south of Tropea we recommend some of the many beautiful beaches of Capo Vaticano.
The Bay of Riaci, a long, wide and very sandy beach whose characteristic is the presence of a tuff rock called Riaci or Scoglio Grande, joined to the mainland by a tongue of sand and rocks.
Torre Marino, whose beach is located at the foot of the ancient rural village and with depths rich in fish.
S. Maria di Ricadi famous for its fine and delicate sand and for its calm and peaceful sea, from which you can enjoy the view of the Strait of Messina and the Aeolian Islands.
Do not miss a stop at the beach of Grotticelle consisting of inlets and many small bays accessible only by sea or through paths that emerge between the rocks.
Praia di Fuoco, its name derives from the fact that being exposed to the south and sheltered from the winds you can swim even in winter.
For your stay Charme & relax in Calabria:
HOTEL IPOMEA CLUB – S. Maria di Ricadi – Capo Vaticano