THE RIACE BRONZES
8 days / 7 nights (3 on the Citron Coast and 4 on the Jasmine Coast)
From North to South throughout Calabria. An exciting itinerary that will let you discover the beauties of a 3000-year old land
Arrival in the Citron Coast in the afternoon. Accommodation in the Hotel. Welcome Cocktail. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Departure for Morano Calabro, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Stop to visit the old village, then departure for Civita, enchanting centre located in the heart of Pollino, on the right side of the Raganello river, famous for the Arbereshe culture. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon tour of Altomonte, a Medieval town, and spirits tasting. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and departure for Camigliatello, the most important town in the Sila Area. Time off to go shopping. Lunch in a local restaurant and departure for Cosenza in the afternoon. Visit the old town, the Castle and the Cathedral. Departure for Paola and visit the San Francesco’s Sanctuary, focusing on the Chapel, the Cloister and the “Percorso dei Miracoli”. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and departure for Pizzo Calabro. Visit the Aragon Castle and the Piedigrotta Church, which was built of tuff. Tartufo tasting (a traditional ice cream). In the afternoon tour of Tropea, one of the most stunning towns in Calabria. Visit the Cathedral, the old town and stop at the “Affaccio”, that provides a breath-taking view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Visit of an onions farm and red onions-tasting. In the afternoon departure for the Jasmine Coast. Accommodation in the Hotel. Welcome Cocktail. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Tour of Locri Epizephiri, visit the Archeological Area and the National Museum. Departure for Gerace, a Medieval town and visit the Cathedral, San Francesco’s Church and a textile atelier. Dinner at the Hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast. Departure fro Reggio Calabria. Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, which hosts the Riace Bronzes, and walk along the promenade, as known as “The most beautiful kilometer in Italy”. In the afternoon tour of Scilla, focusing on its old Fishermen District and Monte S. Elia, that provides a breath-taking view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Return to the Hotel throughout the Aspromonte. Dinner in the Hotel with folk show. Overnight.
Breakfast and visit a Bergamotto plantation and spirits-tasting. Departure for Serra San Bruno and visit the Certosa (external), the Museum and its marvelous park. Lunch in a farmhouse. In the afternoon departure for Stilo and visit its well-known Cattolica, a Byzantine building. Return to the Hotel. Farewell dinner. Ladies will receive a souvenir. Overnight.
Breakfast and departure