- Calabria offers natural beauty as the beaches and the mountain scenery.
Catanzaro is a mountain top city about 10 km from the Ionian coast.
It is the regional capital. The Catanzaro Lido is one of the Ionian
coast’s major resorts.
Isola di Capo Rizzuto, northeast of Catanzaro Lido, is rich in Greek
history and has a protected marine reserve.
Crotone is an industrial town. North of the town are some beaches,
like Cirò Marina and Rossano.
Cosenza is a university town with some medieval buildings.
Reggio di Calabria has world famous Greek statues, the Bronzi di Riace.
Boats for Messina in Sicily leave from the port.
The journey along the Costa Viola, from Rosarno to Scilla and on towards
Reggio di Calabria, is one of Italy’s most beautiful coastal
drives. The Promontorio di Tropea has some of Italy’s best sandy
beaches and is a famous summer village for thousands of Italians.