Calabria toursGuided tours in Calabria

 

Tours and day trips from Taormina, Messina, Reggio Calabria with English speaking tour guides and drivers. Transfers from/ to airports, railway stations and accommodation

 

Calabrian Splendors. Fully escorted. 6 days/5 nights tour of Calabria

 


 

Reggio Calabria, Scylla and Palmi- Full day tour. English speaking driver / guide

Meet your driver /tour guide. Enjoy a city tour of Reggio Calabria where you will visit the National Museum that houses the famous "Bronzes of Riace", two Greek bronze statues dating back to the V century B.C. Free time to shop or enjoy a walk on the promenade overlooking Sicily and the straits of Messina, known as: "The most beautiful kilometre of the Italian peninsula" . We continue to the town of Scylla facing Charybdis (Ganzirri), made famous in Homer's Odyssey. Admire its Medieval Castle that lies on a dominating position upon the strait of Messina and its picturesque fishermen's district called "Chianalea" where the houses are built right by the water's edge. We end our tour in Palmi visiting the ethnological museum.

Ferries run every 10/15 minutes from Messina to Villa S. Giovanni, as and when filled. Crossing takes approx. 20 minutes.

 

Monasticism in Southern Calabria (Stilo and Bivongi) Full day tour. English speaking driver / guide

Meet your driver /tour guide. Drive along the motorway to Salerno and the Ionian coast of Calabria through a fabulous landscape of olives and citrus groves
Stilo is situated on a hill, a few miles from the Ionian sea. This mediaeval town goes back to the 9 or 10 century when some Basilian monks founded a church and a monastery. We'll visit the 13th century Duomo and the impressive 9th century Cattolica, a little Byzantine church (6x6 m.) reminescent of similar churches on Mounth Athos, in the Peloponnese and Georgia.
Then, we drive on to Bivongi boasting the 11th century church of St. John Theristis, one of the oldest Greek-Orthodox churches of Calabria. The church is still under the authority of the Patriarch of Costantinople.

 

Old time Calabria: Gerace and Excavations of Locri. Full day tour. English speaking driver / guide

Meet your driver /tour guide. Drive  through a fabulous landscape of olives and citrus groves to the mediaeval hilltown of Gerace. Visit the ruins of the mediaeval castle and the famous Norman Cathedral considered to be one of the largest in Southern Italy, dating from 11th Century A.D. and the church of S. Francis with its wonderful inlaid marble altar. Time for sightseeing on your own through the narrow medieval style streets.. In the afternoon our tour continues for a visit to the archeological ruins of the Greek city of Locri Epizephiri (Ephyzephyrium Locris) from 7th century B.C., settled by the Greeks of Locris in Western Greece. See the Temple of Marasà, the Greek -Roman theatre and the local Antiquarium.


Ferries run every 10/15 minutes from Messina to Villa S. Giovanni, as and when filled. Crossing takes approx. 20 minutes.

Gerace
All the coaches stop at the parking lot. From here passengers have to get to the town by a private, little train (Euro 2,50 R/T).

Cathedral of Gerace:
Open daily 09.30/13.00-15.00/18.00 (monday closed).
Euro 1.00 (tkt including crypt, treasure, upper church)

Excavations of Locri
Open daily 09.00/1 hour before sunset. Euro 2.00

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                   

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