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Roccella Jonica

Any tips on getting to Roccella Jonica from Rome? Would rather not drive. Is there a train connection? Is it hard to get around without a car?

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1. Re: Roccella Jonica

Hi! There is no need to drive, you could fly or take the train from Rome to Reggio Calabria.

Air malta and Alitalia fly from Rome Fiumicino to Reggio, while you can check the train schedule on Trenitalia website http://www.trenitalia.com/homepage_en.html

When you are in Reggio you can take the train or bus to Roccella. The bus could be better as you might take it both from the station and the airport. www.autolineefederico.it/main/public/home.jsp

If you choose the train, you have to take a taxi or another bus to the train station.

Edited: 04 February 2011, 13:40
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If you travel from Rome by train, you could also stop at Lamezia Terme Centrale, get a train to Catanzaro Lido and another to Roccella. It's more complicated with 2 connections but it takes less than travelling to Reggio (by train) and that the bus/train from there. You can check on trenitalia website for more details.

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Thank you so much. Have you ever been there? If so any good tips?

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No, I have never been there but that area is really interesting, with some archeological/historic sights: Gerace, Stilo, Caulonia, Locri.

if you are interested, have a look at these websites(the last two are only in Italian):

http://www.comune.gerace.rc.it/

http://www.locriantica.it/

http://www.tuttostilo.it/

http://www.cauloniaonline.it/

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I was in Gerace. I'd planned on taking a day trip to Caulonia. Public transportation is very inconvenient. It was a Sunday, and buses don't run on Sun. I got a ride from a local, so I did go to Caulonia.

Was Gerace worth it?

Would I do something similar again? Yes.

I'm stubborn, and love those towns. :-)

Public transportation on the west coast of Calabria is more convenient.

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Gday

My wife is of italian ancestry and we have visited calabria (Marina De Giosia Jonica) which is next major town from Rocella Jonica twice now and we absolutely love it. It is a real taste of coastal italy,with virtually no tourists.

We have travelled from Salerno twice on a train coming from rome,to Marina Giosia via Lamezia Terme and back to napoli in the peak of summer and have to say we would probably never do it that way again. The train from Lamezia down to Rocella was a single carriage old diesel job with high entry stairs not very suitcase friendly especially with 100 other people trying to get on (remember this was peak season).

From now on we will be flying from Rome to Lamezia and picking up a hire car from airport which you really need to get around and see things in calabria anyway.

As already stated the Eurostar stops in rosario and there is a bus from there back to giosia marina so i assume it would continue on to rocella which if we were going by train again would be the way we would go.

We visited Stillo (awesome views) martone and gerace and did a day trip down the Rocella side to Reggio Calabria and back up the otherside to rosario and cut back through to giosia marina

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8. Re: Roccella Jonica

Thank you for sharing this information. My husband's family is from Roccella.

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we are planning to travel from Roccella Ionica to Naples we are planning on taking the train. Does anyone know the name of the train station closest to Roccella Ionica

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