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CALABRIA – TOUR 2
History, rural life and gastronomy between sea and mountains
PRIVATE TOUR – ITALIAN EXPERIENCES
Discover the hidden traditions and the nature of this great Italian region!
Designed for a demanding customer that looks for exclusivity and quality, our “Calabria experience” convey unique emotions and allow the traveler to live unforgettable moments because every part of the tour respect the local tradition:
the concept of the “albergo diffuso“, a form of accommodation obtained from restored houses in the center of the charming village of Belmonte Calabro, facing the Tyrrhenian coast; a beautiful rural house in a natural environment in the interior of the region and an elegant resort in front of the coast in the famous tourist destination of Capo Vaticano.
Relaxing private sailing along the beautiful “Costa Viola“ with a stop in the picturesque fishing village of Scilla.
Workshops to discover ancient traditions: “Trip in the Silk” discovering sericulture and the art of silk with young local professionals and educational activity “Peasant Life“ on a farm in a rural area.
Visit the symbols of this beautiful region:
The Aragonese castle of “Le Castella” in front of the coast;
The elegant “Catholic” church (IX / X) in Stilo;
The city of Reggio Calabria with its “most beautiful kilometer in Italy” and the Archaeological Museum with the “Riace Bronzes“;
Bergamot, an important citrus fruit for gastronomy and for the perfume industry!
After the educational activity “Trip in the silk” a “BIO EXPERIENCE” lunch awaits us with local products of organic agriculture in a beautiful natural environment; Dinner with a menu of traditional dishes in the rural house; Tasting of Bergamot products; Mozzarella tasting
CALABRIA - 2 - History, rural life and gastronomy between sea and mountains – Tour Italian Experience
7 days /6 nights
Tour starts and finishes at Hotel Cicerone, Via Cicerone, 55/c, Roma (RM).
Please contact us for any further information concerning transfers or additional service
ROME – EXPERIENCE: THE MOZZARELLA – CIVITA - BELMONTEDeparting from Rome. Along our way to Calabria region, stop-by in Salerno rural area for a taste experience of one of the most important products: the Mozzarella! We will visit the dairy together to discover the production techniques and, at the end, we will entertain you with a typical lunch based on buffalo dairy products. Continue to Civita. This small town, built in the heart of the Pollino national park, is considered the capital of the Arbëreshë community of Albanian origin. Visit in the village. Following to Belmonte, where accommodation will be arranged in a widespread hospitality structure obtained from restored houses in the village.
BELMONTE – SAN FLORO – LE CASTELLA – AMANTEA - BELMONTEBreakfast in the hotel. Departing to San Floro, where we will enjoy the “Trip in the Silk” excursion to take a leap in the ancient traditions of Sericulture and Silk Art in Calabria. At the end of the visit, organic lunch with products from organic farming. Following to Le Castella, where the ancient Aragonese castle arise on a little island in front of the coast, with which is linked by a narrow earth strip. Stop in Amantea, elegant town on the Thyrrenian coast. Return to Belmonte and overnight.
BELMONTE – TROPEA – STILO - GUARDAVALLEBreakfast at the hotel. Departing for Tropea, town famous for its beauty, where the narrow streets of the center take us to the balconies where you can admire the crystal-clear sea, among unique colors and smells. Following to Stilo and visit of the famous “Cattolica”, lovely squared church built in the 9th century that is one of the symbols of the whole region. Arrival in Guardavalle. Educational path on a farm to discover peasant life, including crafts, tools, uses and traditions. In the evening, dinner with local products. Overnight in rural Farmhouse.
GUARDAVALLE – BRANCALEONE - PENTADATTILO – CAPO VATICANOBreakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit of a local farm where we will discover the secrets of one the most important products of Calabria: The Bergamot. Famous for its use in both cuisine and perfume factories, we will also arrange a degustation of these products at the end of the visit. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon visit to the abandoned village of Pentedattilo, a charming semi-abandoned village on a rocky front in the shape of a hand. Accommodation in comfortable resort in the lovely coast of Capo Vaticano. Overnight at the hotel.
SAILING EXPERIENCE: COSTA VIOLA – SCILLA – CAPO VATICANOBreakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure with private boat for an emotional sailing along the incredible beauty of the Costa Viola, astonishing coastline of the Thyrrenian sea. Arrival by boat at Scilla, picturesque little town aside the sea. Free time for lunch. Return by boat to the port of departure. Return to the hotel and rest of the afternoon at your own. Overnight.
REGGIO CALABRIA – BAGNARA – CAPO VATICANOBreakfast at the hotel. Departing for Reggio Calabria, largest town of the Calabria region with its waterfront defined as the most beautiful kilometer in Italy. Entrance to the Archaeological Museum, guardian of the famous Riace Bronzes, two of the few surviving full-size ancient Greek bronzes. Free time in city centre. Following to the lovely town of Bagnara and visit. Return to the hotel and overnight.
CAPO VATICANO - ROMEIn the morning breakfast in the hotel. After the check-out, return to Rome. End of services
2 nights accommodation with breakfast hospitality structure obtained from restored houses in the town of Belmonte;
1 night accommodation with breakfast in a rural house;
3 nights accommodation with breakfast in an elegant resort in Capo Vaticano;
Visit to a Mozzarella producer with final tasting;
excursion “Viaje en la Seda” and ecological lunch;
entrance to the Aragonese castle of Le Castella;
entrance to the “Cattolica” of Stilo;
Educational activity on a farm to discover peasant life;
visit of a Bergamotto production farm and tasting;
private boat excursion on the Costa Viola;
entrance to the Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria;
Bus/ Van at disposal for the mentioned itinerary
English speaking escort guide/driver up to 8 people (driver and guide with more than 8)
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
food and beverages not specified above – entrances not specified above – porterage – tips – city tax at the hotels – extras and whatever not specified in RATES INCLUDE
"CALABRIA 2 - History, rural life and gastronomy between sea and mountains" Experience Tour is available on request all along the year!
"CALABRIA 2 - History, rural life and gastronomy between sea and mountains" Experience Tour is available from € 2,347.00 per person in double room.
The rate is for travelers in double room with a minimum of 4 participants.
"CALABRIA 2 - History, rural life and gastronomy between sea and mountains" Experience Tour is also available for small groups with less than 4 participants. In that case we will quote the tour on request for you!
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