Tropea

Tropea

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Holidays Tropea Calabria Italy Summer 2017

Tropea beach summer calabriaThe Tropea Municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria southern Italy.

The town is a famous bathing place.
The name alone Tropea signals (to Italians and foreigners alike) sun, sea and unforgettable sceneries.

This stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea is called the Costa degli Dei, the ‘Coast of the Gods’, and it is hugely Admired by Those in the know as one of Italy’s finest summer holiday destinations.

Tropea has some spectacular sunsets, to be admired in the beautiful white sandy beaches.
Facing the Tyrrhennian Sea, Tropea, in fact, is one of the most enchanting spots on the Calabrian Coast.

The photographs above say it all about where to go on vacation for the summer 2017

Attractive discounts on your vacation. Good availability and competitive rates. Read hotel reviews and choose the best hotel for your stay. Of all the holiday destinations in Calabria is perhaps the most famous.




Country Italy
Visa requirements

Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket, otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.

If your child is not already included on a valid British passport, they are required to hold their own passport.

EU passport holders do not require a visa.

Non-British passport holders should check with their local consulate direct.

It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. We cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you're in any doubt, please contact your embassy for full details.

Languages spokenItalian
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)3.2 km2

Sports & nature

In Tropea you can go snorkelling, windsurfing, diving, Flyboard, jet skis, Parasailling and more.
Excursions in Capo Vaticano, Aeolian Islands, Reggio Calabria to watch the Riace Bronzes, in Pizzo Calabro to see the Murat Castle and the Church of Piedigrotta.

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Nightlife info

The nightlife is very pleasant, with Restaurants and Bar where you can enjoy live music. Also on the waterfront in the summer time you can spend great evenings listening to music on the seashore.

Nightlife of Tropea:
Acquamarina Beach
La Munizione
Al Migliarese
Blanca Beach

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Culture and history info

The history of Tropea begins in Roman times, when along its coast, Sextus Pompey defeated Octavius. In the south of Tropea, the Romans had built a commercial port, in the locality of Formicoli (from the name Forum of Hercules), mentioned by Pliny and Strabo.

The legend says that it was Hercules who, returning from Spain (Pillars of Hercules) stood on the Coast of Gods and made Tropea one of his ports.

Due to its peculiar position as terrace on the sea, Tropea played an important role during Roman, Norman and Aragonese times. In the surrounding areas have been found tombs dating back to the Magna Graecia period.

The Virgin Mary of Romania

In the Norman cathedral of Tropea there is a picture of Virgin Mary of Romania, of Byzantine origin, dating from around 1330.

The legend says that a boat coming from the East-Byzantine Empire (hence the name Virgin Mary of Romania) was driven into the port of Tropea by a storm. After repairing the damage, the captain tried to leave, but the ship still stayed in the harbor. That same night, the Bishop of the city, Ambrogio Cordova, dreamed of the Virgin Mary asking him to stay in Tropea and becoming its Protectress. The dream repeated itself for several nights. Eventually the bishop summoned the senior officials and the citizens, and together they went to the port to take the picture of the Virgin Mary. As soon as the painting was brought to shore the ship departed.

The Virgin Mary promised to defend the city from pestilence, earthquakes, and war, and many events that took place since then seem to attest to this.

According to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared several times in dreams to the Bishop, warning him of an earthquake that would devastate Calabria. On the March 27, 1638, the Bishop established a penitential procession, involving all the people from Tropea. Thanks to the procession, the earthquake which struck that very day caused no harm.

The citizens of Tropea were also saved from the 1783 Calabrian earthquakes, much stronger and more tragic than the previous one, that affected the whole of Calabria. This event strengthened the devotion to the Virgin Mary of Romania, and the citizens of Tropea proclaimed her the patron of Tropea.

During World War II Tropea suffered a bombing, but the six bombs which fell on Tropea all fell into a hole and remained unexploded.

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Apartments Salato, Tropea

Apartments Salato, Tropea

S.P.17 per Drapia, Tropea
There are 8 apartments simply but fully furnished and self catered. most of them have a Terrace or a More info
B&B al Vecchio Castello, Tropea

B&B al Vecchio Castello, Tropea

Via Glorizio, 3, Tropea
The B & B at the Old Castle, 4 cozy rooms, in the old town of Tropea, with panoramic view extend More info
Baia di Zambrone Resort

Baia di Zambrone Resort

Zambrone Marina, Tropea
Along the Coast of the Gods, Near Tropea, the Bay of Zambrone, rises the Camping Village “Bay More info
Bed and Breakfast Cecé

Bed and Breakfast Cecé

Largo Toraldo Grimaldi, 5, Tropea
In the historic center of Tropea on the first floor in a building of the 1700’s, four rooms we More info
Hotel La Praia, Zambrone

Hotel La Praia, Zambrone

Via del Mare 18 89868 Zambrone, Tropea
This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Enjoy the seaside location, free parking, clean acco More info
Hotel Residence Borgo di Santa Barbara, Tropea

Hotel Residence Borgo di Santa Barbara, Tropea

Via Valle L'Acqua, Santa Domenica di Ricadi, Tropea
Hotel Borgo di Santa Barbara is a four-star, family-run business located only 2 km from Tropea’ More info
Hotel Residence Tirreno, Parghelia

Hotel Residence Tirreno, Parghelia

Contrada Cervo 89861 Parghelia, Tropea
The resort is situated in the district of Parghelia, just 1 km from Tropea and with a splendid view More info
Hotel Rocca della Sena, Tropea

Hotel Rocca della Sena, Tropea

Via Paolo Orsi 89861, Tropea
The hotel has preserved the characteristic appearance of a villa in structure and in the environment More info
Hotel Santa Lucia, Parghelia

Hotel Santa Lucia, Parghelia

Località San Nicola, Parghelia, Tropea
With a spectacular view over the Tropea sea, our hotel is located in Parghelia, at the Coast of Gods More info
Hotel Villa Paola, Tropea

Hotel Villa Paola, Tropea

Contrada Paola 89861, Tropea
Cascading scarlet bougainvilleas adorn the terraces overlooking the sea and run down the rocky paths More info
Il Girasole apartment, Tropea

Il Girasole apartment, Tropea

Trav. Via Garibaldi, snc, Tropea
The apartment “Il Girasole” is located in Santa Domenica di Ricadi, a charming tourist r More info
Residenza il Barone, Tropea

Residenza il Barone, Tropea

Largo Barone - 89861 Tropea (VV) Calabria, Tropea
In Largo Barone , in the old town center of Tropea, on the top floors of a historical building overl More info
Excursion to the Caves of Zungri by CalabriaGo

Excursion to the Caves of Zungri by CalabriaGo

Tropea
Events and Moments training to rural culture. Zungri, in the province of Vibo Valentia, is a country More info
Reggio Calabria, Scilla, Pentedattilo with Cst Tropea

Reggio Calabria, Scilla, Pentedattilo with Cst Tropea

Tropea
National museum Bronzi di Riace Ghost town Panoramic points Costa Viola – Costa degli Dei Details P More info
Sea Sports Tours Tropea and Capo Vaticano

Sea Sports Tours Tropea and Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano, Tropea
If you came on holiday in these places, you’ll certainly want to see the wonders of our sea, and spe More info
Agency Travel Fedaelva, Tropea

Agency Travel Fedaelva, Tropea

Excursions to the Aeolian Islands and Taormina Excursions to farms Horse Trekking and Mountain Bike More info
Mini Cruises Aeolian Islands from Tropea

Mini Cruises Aeolian Islands from Tropea

Tropea Mar Every day from the port of Tropea and Capo Vaticano (Grotticelle Beach), in motorboats wi More info
Stromboli – Panarea & Sciara del Fuoco

Stromboli – Panarea & Sciara del Fuoco

Duration: 29 Jul 2016 – 30 Aug 2016 Stromboli – Panarea & Sciara del Fuoco Journey to Stro More info
Stromboli by Night - Comerci

Stromboli by Night - Comerci

Duration: 01 May 2016 – 30 Oct 2016 STROMBOLI BY NIGHT (Monday and Thursday) Price for: Adult More info
Vulcano – Lipari e Stromboli

Vulcano – Lipari e Stromboli

01 May 2016 – 30 Oct 2016 VULCANO – LIPARI – STROMBOLI (Tuesday,wednesday, Friday, Saturday,Su More info

Events

Tropea

A party not to be missed is that of May 3 "I tri da cruci" (The three of the cross), A beautiful festival of Tropea.

Another event not to be missed is the Tropea Blues Festival which takes place every year in September.

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