Calabria in southwest Italy occupies “the toe” of the country’s boot-shaped peninsula. Calabria is a sunbaked region of rugged mountains, old fashioned villages and dramatic coastline littered with self catering villa rentals enabling you to make it your HomeAway. The most popular beach here is Coastal Reggio Calabria. The warm climate, beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts, sandy beaches and the strong and genuine flavours of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place that tourists can enjoy in both winter and summer.
For those who like to learn about the history, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements is full of splendid churches, monasteries, castles and Palaces where age-old traditions still survive. The stunning ancient Greek statues, Riaces Bronzes, can be seen in the National Museum of Reggio Calabria, which is also home to some fascinating archeological artifacts from the area.
For those who enjoy an active holiday there are plenty of activities to keep you busy away from the beach. The varied landscape presents the ideal opportunity for hiking, as well as some more adrenaline fueled activities such as white water rafting on the Lao River and canyoning across the Sila gorges