Local attractions

Calabria's Top Highlights

These are some of the top highlights that we think are must-sees. Find out some of the best attractions, activities and things to do in Calabria.

Falkensteiner Club Funimation Garden Calabria
Capo Vaticano
Costa Viola
Piedigrotta Church
Le Castella
Murat Castle in Pizzo Calabro
Platano di Curinga
Catanzaro
Serra San Bruno - Monastero e Carbonai

Tropea

The small town of Tropea sits on the west coast of Calabria. It is especially known for its old town, perched on a cliff, and its beautiful beaches.

Capo Vaticano

Located on a promontory, Capo Vaticano features incredible bays and beaches.

Costa Viola

Costa Viola is the southernmost part of the Tyrrhenian coast.

Piedigrotta Church

The picturesque community of Pizzo is home to the world-famous Piedigrotta Church.

Le Castella

Le Castella is a seaside resort on the Ionian coast of Calabria in the province of Crotone part of the municipality of Isola Capo Rizzuto.

Gerace

Gerace stands as an important testimony to the Calabrian and Italian Middle Ages.

Murat Castle in Pizzo Calabro

Murat Castle is a 15th century fortress. Gioacchino Murat, Napoleon's brother in-law, was imprisoned here before he was sentenced to death.

Nicastro

The town of Nicastro was founded in the Byzantine era. In 1683 an earthquake shaped the history of the city.

Cosenza

Cosenza boasts a variety of culture and architecture. The city lies between seven hills, as shown in its coat of arms.

Platano di Curinga

The Plane Tree of Curinga in Calabria is estimated to be 1,000 years old. The trunk of the tree is completely hollow.

Catanzaro

Catanzaro lies between two seas. The Calabrian capital is famous for producing velvet and silk.

Serra San Bruno - Monastero e Carbonai

As well as various churches, Serra San Bruno has a long history in the production of charcoal.