Calabria Italy travel guide

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The region Calabria is located in southern italy and is known as the toe of Italy. The region has an area of 15080 km² and approcimately 2 million inhabitants. Calabria can be descripted as a peninsula because up to 85% is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea only a small piece of land which borders the Basilicata is not surrounded by sea. The region Calabria is divided into 5 provinces, the capital Catanzaro, Reggio di Calabria, Vibo Valentia, Cosenza and Crotone.

Tropea at Calabria


Geographically the mostly of Calabria offers mountainious and hilly landscapes which ends in a beautiful coastal landscape on the west as well as on the east coast partially of sand consist. A particularly beautiful coastline is the so-called Riviera dei Cedri arising and located between Tortora and Paola and with a length of about 70 km. The largest part of the coast however consist of rocks.



The central area also called Sila consists of largely woods, meadows, lakes and clear rivers. The mountain massif of the Aspromonteoffers a magnificent view over the Mediterranean Sea to Sicily and its volcano Mount Etna or to the Aeolian Islands.


Calabria is regarded as the most important ferry connection to Sicily, from here, better said from Villa San Giovanni, you can see the ferries across to Sicily. The region offers plenty of nature and culture and no less a rich history. Also for beach vacationers Calabria offers a lot of coastal localities for a nice vacation or beach holiday.



Provinces of the region Calabria
Catanzaro Cosenza Crotone Reggio di Calabria
Vibo Valentia
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