If you needed any more convincing of Calabria’s beauty, look no further. Here is our round up of the most spectacular viewpoints from which to appreciate the region’s rugged mountains and turquoise ocean.
5. CAPO VATICANO | Vibo Valentia
This viewpoint is on the clifftops of Capo Vaticano. Enjoy vistas out to Stromboli volcano, over the most beautiful blue waters you have ever seen. Look down towards the beach of Grotticelle and watch the shadows on the seabed of numerous boats and pedalos as swimmers enjoy the crystal clear waters.
4. GERACE | Reggio Calabria
A town drenched in history, Gerace is perched on a 500 metre vertical rock, formed from sea fossils 60 million years ago. From the long view point on the east side of the town, look over terracotta rooftops and out to the Ionian Sea.
3. MONTE SANT’ELIA, PALMI | Reggio Calabria
A particularly spectacular place to enjoy the sunset, three illuminated white crosses mark this viewpoint above Palmi. Look out to Stromboli volcano at sea, and up the coast to Capo Vaticano as well as across to Sicily on a clear day.
2. FIUMEFREDDO BRUZIO | Cosenza
Your biggest struggle whilst visiting this hilltop town on the Tyrrhenian sea will be deciding which of the piazzas is your favourite viewpoint! Enjoy an ice cream and do as the locals do, leaning over the old walls to watch the world go by below.
1. BOVA SUPERIORE | Reggio Calabria
Explore Calabria’s Greek heritage in this beautiful town in the Aspromonte, and climb to the top of the Norman fortress to enjoy 360 degree vistas- the best view in Calabria.