THE JASMINE COAST
6 days / 5 nights (in the Jasmine Coast)
A tour focused on discovering the most important destinations in Calabria, with its hospitality and jasmine breeze.
Arrival and accommodation in the hotel on the Jasmine Coast. Welcome Cocktail and dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Tour of Locri Epizephiri, visit the Archeological Area and the National Museum. Departure for Gerace, a Medieval town and visit the Cathedral, the S. Francesco’s Church, which hosts a stunning polychrome Baroque altar. Return to the Hotel and lunch. In the afternoon, departure for Mammola, a village where the time seems to stand still. Stop at Mu.Sa.ba, a marvellous museum a where many artists take part to exhibitions and cultural events. Walk along the old town where musicians sing and play folk music. Wine and pastry tasting. Return to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Departure for Marina di Gioiosa Jonica and visit its ancient Greek- Roman Theatre and of the Spina Tower, built in the Byzantine period. then you move to Gioiosa Jonica. Visit the Naniglio, a group of relics of a well preserved Roman villa. Lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Roman Villa in Casignana, which hosts many polychrome mosaics. Return to the hotel. Dinner with folk show. Overnight.
Breakfast. Departure for Brancaleone Vetus, whose Archaeological Park is of immense historical and artistic beauty. Among the ruins you can admire the silos granaries dug into the stone, the cave churches, the most important of which is the Grotto Church called “Albero della Vita”. one of the most important testimonies of the Armenian presence in the village, along with others. To complete the tour, you will have a breathtaking view of the entire Jasmine Riviera, from Capo Spartivento to Punta Stilo. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, departure for Sant’ Agata del Bianco, a small town in the province of Reggio Calabria, with its splendid views that tell wonderful stories through the vivid colours and evocative images of the Murals and the Porte Pinte. The murals were created not only to beautify the town but also and above all to tell its story and rediscover its identity for future generations. In Via delle Porte Pinte, on the other hand, you can admire several doors painted which recall the works of the great Italian writer Saverio Strati of the 900s. Return to the Hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast. Morning off and free lunch. Visit a Bergamotto plantation and spirits-tasting. Tour of Stilo, the Byzantine town, and visit the well-known Cattolica. Heading for Bivongi. Arrival at the S. John Therestis Monastery by jeep. Return to the hotel. Farewell dinner where ladies will receive a souvenir. Overnight.
Breakfast and departure.