Calabria is in the extreme south of Italy – watered by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The Calabrian territory is predominantly mountainous and hilly. The landscape is mixed between the continuous mountainous and hilly parts that go down almost above the sea, leaving some level lines in the zones where the rivers flow. Two furrows divide the Calabrian peninsula in three rich mountainous groups of green woods, pastures and spring waters. It has about 500 miles of coastline with both sandy and pebble beaches.
Catanzaro (regional capital), Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.
Riace Bronzes, on display in the National Museum of Reggio Calabria, an important vestige of Magna Graecia,
Capo Vaticano, in the province of Vibo Valentia, is defined as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.
The creeks and boulders of Aspromonte, the grand, ancient plant life of Sila, and the rich fauna of Serre are just some of the natural wonders offered by this region.
Those who love a good challenge should not miss a rafting experience along the Lao River or through the Sila gorges.
The Calabrian climate is distinctly Mediterranean. Near the coast the climate is very hot and dry throughout most of the year. Heading inland towards the mountains winers are colders.
Between spring and summer is the ideal visiting period of this region.