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Calabria itinerary

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Calabria itinerary

I will be traveling to Pizzo for a wedding in April. We plan to stay there for 4 nights, taking day trips to Tropea, Capo Vaticano, etc. Then planning on going to Sicily, staying 2 nights in Taormina, then 2 nights in Cefalu. We will then travel back to Southern Italy and we've got 2 extra nights left to plan. Any "must see" recommendations in Reggio de Calabria or any other town down there? We would love to find a winery or vineyard. We are traveling by train or bus, only. Any ideas are appreciated!

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1. Re: Calabria itinerary

Maybe you could spend your 2 extra nights in Sicily.

Some ideas, ''Must See'' of Sicily:

Siracusa and Ortigia (Unesco World Heritage)

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1200

Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (U.W.H)

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1024

Villa Romana del Casale (U.W.H.)

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/832

Valley of the Temples (U.W.H.)

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/831

Western Sicily has some outstanding places too like Erice, Segesta and Monreale.

There are vineyards in western and eastern Sicily.

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hello simplysparks!

What about "Cosenza"???? In january i stayed there, in a city called "Corigliano".....I have family there, Is beautiful and i loved this town.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosenza

bye!!!

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3. Re: Calabria itinerary

Calabria doesn’t have “must-see” sights – just beautiful coastal and mountain towns.

Reggio di Calabria isn’t the most attractive city, but its Bronzi di Riace statues housed in its Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia a Reggio Calabria is most definitely worth a visit.

I agree with Salvo – spend the extra two nights in Sicily. Without a car, consider two bases – 3 nights in Siracusa and 3 nights in Taormina.

Eastern Sicily is well served by trains and buses and you can take many outstanding day excursions – wineries (famous Mount Etna wines), the Aeolian islands, Mount Etna, the UNESCO Baroque towns (Noto, Ragusa and Modica), Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina and even Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples.

For some samples of possible excursions:

www.satgroup.it/excursion_en.asp?cod=summer

sicilyshoreexcursions.com/shore_excursions-f…

www.sicilytravel.net/Taormina_tours.htm

Best Wishes!

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"Calabria doesn’t have “must-see” sights – just beautiful coastal and mountain towns. "

So this town are a must-see, aren't they?

Don't miss Tropea (in the "Gods Coast").

You could spend a day in The Serre if you like beautiful mountain.

Going south you must stop at Scilla ("Purple coast") beautiful seaside town. If you can visit Reggio, his lungomare, "the most beautiful km of Italy" and visit the "bronzi"

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5. Re: Calabria itinerary

I agree with the responder above me. Calabria is beautiful and I would definitely get away from Sicily and balance my time between the two.

You will already get to see Tropea and Pizzo (two beautiful places). You are also seeing a lot of beach area (Tropea, Pizzo, Taormina and Cefalu).

La Sila Mountains in Calabria are beautiful and Villagio Mancuso is a quaint Alpine village where you are definitely away from some of the more touristy areas.

Also, Scalea and Diamante are nice (near Cosenza).

Just my two centesimi!

*be sure to have the gelato in Pizzo. Yum!

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