At the southernmost tip of the Italian mainland - the tip of the boot, so to speak - is the versatile region of Calabria. Due to the influence of three climate zones and the surrounding seas, a subtropical, hot climate predominates, providing the perfect breeding ground for bergamots, mushrooms and olives, which thrive magnificently alongside palms and cacti.
Surrounded by both the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas, crisscrossed by rugged mountain landscapes, home to picturesque bays and sleepy as well as vibrant towns, Calabria is a thoroughly diverse vacation destination. Experience Italy from its authentic side. The island of Sicily lies just off Calabria - separated only by the Strait of Messina. The Lipari Islands, on the other hand, include the volcanic island of Stromboli, whose crater of the same name can be climbed in its entirety. During a late afternoon hike, those interested can see a true fire spectacle after the sun has set.