If you want to spend a vacation on one of the most beautiful beaches in the World, then Tropea in Italy is the right place for you. Settled in the region of Calabria, this small Italian town presents a popular tourist destination because of its unreal crystal clear waters and dramatic landscapes. The sightseeing attractions mainly include the many beaches and the older section of the town that is lined with ancient houses and villas, many of which are old and crumbling.
Otherwise called ‘The Coast of the Gods’, the name tells a lot about the natural beauties of this heaven on Earth. Here is the list of things to do when visiting Tropea:
Visit Benedictine Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’ Isola
This fairytale-looking church is perched atop a rocky cliff that stands above sandy beaches of Tropea. It dates from the 4th century and can be reached only by climbing the stairs carved directly into the cliffside.
Walking through the town center
It’s true that Tropea is a small town, however, here you will never feel bored. The town is full of bars, gelaterias, pizzerias, and tavernas. I highly recommend trying local cuisine in Lido Tropical restaurant.
If you want to avoid the crowdy old Tropea town, have dinner at Lido Tropical, along the beach. You will experience a nice atmosphere by the gentle manager and his crew. Delicious seafood you will adore, freshly served and full of local Calabrian flavors!
Visit Piazza Ercole
This piazza presents the hot spot of Tropea. Since it’s a central square, here you’ll find hundreds of tourist and locals buzzing around.
Duomo is Tropea’s most important religious place. The Norman cathedral is also one of the most interesting buildings in the town, known for its impressive architecture. Inside the cathedral are various beautiful decorations and impressive artworks.